Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 206124
Incorrect calculation of space required for installation
Last modified: 2008-08-08 13:28:14 EDT
Description of problem:
It looks like FC5 installer calculates space required for installation
in a very simple manner: e.g. it attributes all /usr/* files to the /usr/
filesystem despite there are other filesystems mounted under the /usr/
(e.g. /usr/share/ and/or /usr/lib/).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Actually I doubt that this bug should be attributed to anaconda,
but there is no `Fedora Core installer' item in the bugzilla menu.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start FC5 installation process.
2. Create (rather large) separate partition for /usr/share/
and /usr/ partition of size not enough to hold all to be installed files,
but it should be large enough for those files except those that
go to the /usr/share/.
3. Select packages in accordance with the previous item.
FC5 installation process refuses to start the installation
claiming there is not enough space in /usr/.
As the /usr/+/usr/share/ union does have enough space for the files
to be installed the installation should proceed successfully.
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> We strongly encourage you to upgrade to a current Fedora release.
To my regret I cannot upgrade to a later Fedora release as since Fedora 7
PATA disks are always treated as SCSI via ide-scsi emulation
and SCSI disks cannot contain more than 15 partitions,
while I do have more than twenty of them.
It seems I should have to switch to some other Linux distribution.
BTW, I have tried to install Fedora 9 beta on to another machine
and have come across a similar problem, now with /var/ and /var/*/ filesystems.
So the bug is still there.
Are you talking about the default partition layout in f9? The default layout
for f9 does not consider the var directory. It simply has a boot partition, a
swap lv and a "/" lv.
If you want to create different mountpoints at install time you must customize
them, anaconda only gives you the minimum size of a partition/lv/.... that is
100Mb, or rest of the disk in lvms case.
This is the preferred behavior since we don't really know what you want to
install at that point. The users must customize the size as they see fit.
please confirm if this bug refers to the default values of the partitioning step
as there is a bug already addressing this issue.
I am not talking about efault partition layout.
I do never use that lame layout.
Read the original text of the bug report, pls, a bit more attentively,
it says it all quite clear.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
This should be fixed in Rawhide. Please reopen this bug if you find that it continues to be a problem.