Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 245315
Fedora 7 kickstart installation failing with <= 256 MB RAM
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:08 EST
Description of problem:
When trying to install Fedora 7 with the kickstart mechanism, the installer
fails with a message saying that the partition selected as the root partition
(e.g. sda1) could not be found.
If I try a manual installation (no kickstart) on the same machine, anaconda
tells me before starting the real installation that the system lacks enough
memory for the installation and that it will create a swap partition instantly
(which happens before the normal partitioning step).
Perhaps this pre-installation swap creation process screws up the later
partitioning done by kickstart.
This is the relevant part of the kickstart config:
clearpart --all --initlabel
part swap --recommended
part / --fstype ext3 --size 1 --grow
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 7 Release
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install with kickstart configuration for anaconda on a computer with 256 MB
RAM (or less).
Root partition device node does not exist. Installation aborts with an error
Installer should work with 256 MB RAM without additional swap or respect the
kickstart configuration when creating the swap partition.
I believe Jeremy's recent changes to when the partitioning steps get run in the
dispatcher should fix this up as all swap will be activated early on now.
Yes, this should be helped with the early partitioning commit that we're doing now