Bug 40851 - fs image in netstg2.img is too large to fit into ramdisk
fs image in netstg2.img is too large to fit into ramdisk
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-05-16 06:42 EDT by Vladimir Kondratiev
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-06-25 13:14:41 EDT
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Description Vladimir Kondratiev 2001-05-16 06:42:47 EDT
Description of Problem:

When I install RawHide (image as of May 16) directly from ftp.redhat.com
via ftp, I am always getting the following error:
"Error mounting /dev/ram4 on /mnt/runtime/usr (No space left on device).
This shouldn't happen, and I'm rebooting your system now."
This happens after /base/netstg2.img was successfully retreived.
Last message on 3-rd console is "* done loading 4718592 bytes"
I used fresh downloaded pcmcia.img and pcmciadd.img

How Reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot from pcmcia.img, then install pcmciadd.img when prompted 
2. start installation from ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/rawhide/i386

Actual Results:
Installation fails

Expected Results:
Linux installed

Additional Information:
Computer I am installing to is IBM Thinkpad 600E, 128Mb RAM, 6Gb IDE disk,
Intel EtherPro PCMCIA ethernet card. On 3-rd console there is
"* 126704 kB are available" message, i.e. memory recognized properly.
I already had RH 7.0 installed on this laptop via ftp with no problems.
Comment 1 Vladimir Kondratiev 2001-05-16 08:02:53 EDT
ramdisks /dev/ram* have 4Mb size limit (4096 1k records).
netstg2.img has 4608 1k records.
However, ext2 image contained in this file has some free space. There are only
3664k used. I suppose, one may just shrink fs image.
Comment 2 Brent Fox 2001-06-12 23:39:34 EDT
Do you still see this problem in the more recent Rawhide releases?
Comment 3 Brent Fox 2001-06-25 13:14:37 EDT
Closing due to inactivity.  Please reopen if you have more information.

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