Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 17792
IA-64 kickstat ftp installs fail - netstg1.img fs too small
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:58 EDT
Using the IA-64 09/21 CD, I tried to do a kickstart FTP install. Just as
anaconda tried to start, the file system in netstg1.img ran out of space
(it's a 6MB fs) for writing files such as libm there, so the install died.
I increased the size of the netstg1.img file system from 6MB to 8MB, and it
worked fine. I also increased the size of the initrd.img on the boot
floppy from 4MB to 6MB, in case this also was tight on space. IA-64
machines will have LOTS of memory, so making these a little bigger than
necessary is OK.
I tried without increasing the initrd.img size, and it worked fine. Only the
netstg1.img fs size needs to be increased.
Brent please coordinate with Bill and Matt about how to best handle this in a
cross-platform friendly way.
Bill, is it okay for different platforms to have .img files of different size?
This is fixed in our current tree, and will be in
the next release (the ramdisks will probably be a little
larger than they need to be, but memory is relatively
cheap on ia64s. ;) )