Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 183878
Missing disk space indication / Failure due to insufficient disk space.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:26 EST
Description of problem:
A. During the initial package selection, Anaconda doesn't offer any indication
how much disk-space is required, used or available.
B. Anaconda package selections do not warn the user, if there's insufficient
disk space for the selected packages.
C. During the installation process itself, Anaconda doesn't show any indication
on how much disk space is being used / left / etc.
D. Once the disk space runs out, Anaconda installation fails, with no meaningful
warning and the machine reboots. (with no indication as to the source of the
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from FC5T3 CD.
Anaconda should display the actual disk space, total remaining space and total
size of selected packages.
If a user selects too many packages, above the free disk space, Anaconda should
display an warning message, before the actual installation takes place.
If the installation fails due to insufficient disk space, Anaconda should
display a meaningful error code. If possible, Anaconda should allow recovery,
starting over from the initial setup stage.
It would be useful too for Kadischi to have a "total size of selected packages"
indicator. Hence we can then differentiate from build a live CD or a DVD
We should be warning if there's not sufficient disk space to do the install.
Given that we don't resolve dependencies on the fly (it would be slow), we can't
really give good disk space indications in the package selection screen. But we
should definitely tell you there's not enough prior to actually starting to put
packages on the disk.
Chris -- can you try this?
We now have an error window that pops up after package selection telling you if
you don't have enough space. You can also go back and adjust your selections
and try again.