Bug 20900 - RFE: Make package selection before partitioning
Summary: RFE: Make package selection before partitioning
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Erik Troan
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-11-15 11:14 UTC by Thilo Mezger
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:29 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2000-11-15 18:39:11 UTC

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Description Thilo Mezger 2000-11-15 11:14:34 UTC
In order to get a perfectly installed system I always have to install it
twice: first to find out how much goes into /usr (and other filesystems)
and then install it for a second time with a suitable partitioning.

To solve this, wouldn't it be nice if Anaconda would first let me chose
what packages to install and then do the partitioning?  Because only after
having made my package selection, I know how big /usr should become (blocks
and inodes).

Solaris8 already has such a feature...

BTW, setting the numbers of inodes on a filesystems is often more suitable
than running a journalling filesystem because fsck will be fast anyway with
only a little amount of inodes.  So another improvement I would ask for is
to have the (optional?) possibility to configure #inodes/block-size/etc. in
the installer as well...

Comment 1 Erik Troan 2000-11-15 19:45:55 UTC
This is very difficult to do because on low memory machines we need to have
swapped turned on before we can load the package information, and we can't turn
swap on until after partitioning.

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