Bug 149401 - Install fails on "install to empty space" installation
Install fails on "install to empty space" installation
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Reported: 2005-02-22 14:03 EST by mpapet
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-08-27 10:06:45 EDT
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Description mpapet 2005-02-22 14:03:28 EST
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Description of problem:
Attempted to install FC3 from released ISO's onto two different
computers (1 laptop, 1 tower) with the following characteristics:

1. Pre-existing NTFS partition on part of the drive
2. Empty space on the rest of the drive.
3. Drive spec: IDE, sizes > 10GB

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot FC3 disc 1 installation CD 
2. Let Anaconda auto partition on empty space
3. Let Anaconda copy disk images over to drive.

Actual Results:  Anaconda fails with message "There is an error in the
installation.  You are probably out of disk space."

Expected Results:  Successful install of FC3

Additional info: It appears to format the disk because I cannot go
back to the partition information once I get an error, but fails to
copy over the image(s).
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-02-22 18:25:20 EST
Can you verify your media according to the instructions at
Comment 2 mpapet 2005-02-22 18:44:32 EST
Yes.  Media was successfully verified before installation started.
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2005-02-24 15:44:29 EST
Can you provide the complete error you receive?  Are you getting a
traceback after being told there's not enough space?
Comment 4 mpapet 2005-02-25 15:40:27 EST
No as a matter of fact I don't.  On the graphical install, I get a
dialog box with the message.  If I switch to console where messages
appear during installation, it's a very brief "installation error"
with no other information.

A similar thing happens during text mode installation.  

I might add that if I attempt to create the partitions and lvm in the
partition editor, I get the same message.
Comment 5 Chris Lumens 2005-03-01 14:10:26 EST
Exactly what's the partitioning on the drive before autopart and after?
Comment 6 mpapet 2005-03-03 19:56:35 EST
Before autopart:
I installed Win2k on a 2GB NTFS partition on a brand new laptop drive. - 18GB at
beginning was left empty.

After autopart
Based on recollection: logical volume at beginning of 20GB drive that took up
about 18GB.  It had a /boot, /(root) and Swap partitions. 
Comment 7 Matthew Miller 2006-07-10 19:41:00 EDT
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security
updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and
reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and
hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.

Thank you!
Comment 8 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-06-11 22:48:32 EDT
requested by Jams Antill
Comment 9 Chris Lumens 2007-08-24 17:01:37 EDT
Is this better with F8 test 1?
Comment 10 mpapet 2007-08-24 18:36:40 EDT
I switched to debian long ago.  Unless you want to test it yourself, I'd say
close the bug.

Good luck.

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