Bug 1565695 - Anaconda installer does not allow start install without swap
Summary: Anaconda installer does not allow start install without swap
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 29
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2018-04-10 14:41 UTC by Tomasz Kłoczko
Modified: 2019-11-27 19:00 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2019-11-27 19:00:38 UTC
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Description Tomasz Kłoczko 2018-04-10 14:41:24 UTC
It should be possible to use such setup.

Comment 1 Tomasz Kłoczko 2018-06-26 12:34:35 UTC
Seems like still anaconda GUI installer does not allow to provision install profile without swap.

Comment 2 Vratislav Podzimek 2018-06-26 14:58:27 UTC
Which version did you try this with? I installed F28 three days ago without a swap partition/LV just fine. The installer just showed me a warning.

Comment 3 Tomasz Kłoczko 2018-06-27 08:06:40 UTC
I'm talking about rawhide version.
I've not been using LVM but only btrfs.

Comment 4 Vendula Poncova 2018-06-27 09:47:06 UTC
I am not able to reproduce the bug on rawhide with btrfs. Please, attach all files from /tmp/*log with anaconda logs.

Comment 5 Tomasz Kłoczko 2018-06-27 18:41:15 UTC
It is not possible to attach those files because GUI installer will not allow to start installation process with /boot on btrfs.

Comment 6 Vratislav Podzimek 2018-06-29 09:07:32 UTC
If you are running installation from a live media, you can just grab the logs from /tmp (AFAIK). If you are using the installation-only media, you can hit Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get into console/tmux and collect the logs there -- they are in /tmp. You can use scp to get them somewhere else.

Comment 7 Tomasz Kłoczko 2018-06-29 13:12:49 UTC
Again: without added swap it is not possible to start actual installation -> I cannot deliver install logs.

Comment 8 Vratislav Podzimek 2018-06-29 13:31:27 UTC
(In reply to Tomasz Kłoczko from comment #7)
> Again: without added swap it is not possible to start actual installation ->
> I cannot deliver install logs.

The logs are created at the very beginning when the installer starts and are being appended all the time. So they are there even if the "actual installation" hasn't started yet.

Comment 9 Tomasz Kłoczko 2018-06-29 13:51:31 UTC
OK, will try do this tomorrow :)

Comment 10 Jan Kurik 2018-08-14 10:07:22 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 29 development cycle.
Changing version to '29'.

Comment 11 Ben Cotton 2019-10-31 20:53:53 UTC
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Fedora will stop maintaining and issuing updates for Fedora 29 on 2019-11-26.
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Comment 12 Ben Cotton 2019-11-27 19:00:38 UTC
Fedora 29 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2019-11-26. Fedora 29 is
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