Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1470909
anaconda silently crashes with small /, /var, /home, and memory (DOWNLOAD_MPOINTS)
Last modified: 2017-07-13 21:19:12 EDT
Description of problem:
anaconda silently crashes and reboots when installing F26 Release
on a system with a small /, /var, /home, and memory (reasonable
with a separate (large) /usr). The problem is that none of the
filesystems listed in DOWNLOAD_MPOINTS in dnfpayload.py are large
enough for working space, and /tmp (tmpfs) is also too small due
to the limited memory. A simple fix is to add "/mnt/sysimage/usr"
to DOWNLOAD_MPOINTS .
Version-Release number of selected component:
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install F26 Release with something like the following:
8 GiB memory (RAM)
500 MiB / (root)
2 GiB swap
2 GiB /var
27.3 GiB /usr
500 MiB /home
~5000 packages, with total size of *.rpm about 4.8 GiB
anaconda silently crashes and reboots shortly into the "Starting
package installation process" stage.
I posted this as Comment 19 to RHBZ #1328151 (now CLOSED ERRATA).
The addition of "/mnt/sysimage/usr" to DOWNLOAD_MPOINTS works, but
using that entails rebuilding the installer with lorax/pungi .
I presume it's too late to change F26, but it would be nice if the
addition could be made in F27 .