Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 440707
Anaconda exit when no linux partitions to remove
Last modified: 2008-04-15 09:33:03 EDT
Description of problem:
If I by mistake select "remove linux partitions and create default layout" in
the disk config in installer it gives a No free space press exit to reboot-
dialogue. Fedora 8 gave possibility to go back and fix the problem (remove all
partitions and create default layout)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 9 Beta
Steps to Reproduce:
1.on a computer currently running windows
2.boot a fedora 9 beta install dvd
3.press next on all screens to get default plausibly good entries
dead end dialogue after disk config
warning about no free partitions to install fedora to, please remove some.
I think f7 and f8 had god behaviour in this case
Hm, my testing here shows the following UI flow:
Choose the default of "Remove linux partitions and create default layout" ->
Dialog appears with "Could not allocate partitions: Partitioning failed: ...
Not enough space left to create partition for /boot" ->
Dialog appears with "The following errors occurred with your partitioning: You
have not defained a root partition. ... Press 'OK' to choose a different
partitioning options." ->
Back at partitioning UI
Is this not the same thing you are seeing? Are you perhaps doing an interactive
kickstart install, which is the only way I see that would cause you to have no
choice but to reboot? It would help if you could remember the exact error messages.
I think you are right, I did some tests with and without kickstart, I must have
confused the results.