Bug 18934 - RFE: Check /boot is large enough to run LILO
Summary: RFE: Check /boot is large enough to run LILO
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Keywords: FutureFeature
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Reported: 2000-10-12 06:14 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-03-27 03:36 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-17 18:56:09 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2000-10-12 06:14:46 UTC
At end of upgrade install (when X shuts down), a message was displayed on
the console to the effect of "Error writing /boot/map - no free space".
After rebooting, the system only displayed "LI" when trying to load LILO.
The installer had previously complained that there was not enough space on
/boot to install the kernel, so I freed up 3 megabytes (of 7 megabytes
total). The installer apparently does not ensure that there is enough space
on /boot to execute lilo properly.

The system is i686 SMP, AIC7890U2W SCSI, and was originally running RedHat

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-12-19 20:21:30 UTC
I've tried to reproduce this problem - I created a /boot and filled it up
and only left a few hundred K free.  The installer properly caught there was
not enough free space.

I am going to defer this issue for now and see if more reports come in to help
us understand the failure mode.

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2000-12-19 22:19:07 UTC
Can somebody explain to me (a total newby) how I work around this problem, and 
get a successful install on machines that have this problem.



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