Bug 49215 - beta2 autopartitioner doesn't give enough swap
Summary: beta2 autopartitioner doesn't give enough swap
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-07-17 01:25 UTC by Sam Varshavchik
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:34 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-30 16:54:04 UTC
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Description Sam Varshavchik 2001-07-17 01:25:07 UTC
beta2 autopartitioner proposed the following layout, when I chose to get
rid of all existing Linux partitions on a dual-boot laptop with 80mb ram:

hda1   515M existing fat32
hda2  2417M extended partition
  hda5 515M existing fat32

  hda6   51M ext3 /boot
  hda7 1823M ext3 /
  hda8   27M swap

Freespace  3M

Freespace is due to the fact that the extended partition appears to be one
cylinder short of the reported disk size, so there's a spare 1 cylinder at
the tail end of the disk.

Anyway, this laptop has 80MB of RAM, so kernel 2.4 will need at least 160mb

Comment 1 Glen Foster 2001-07-17 18:59:59 UTC
This defect considered SHOULD-FIX for Fairfax gold-release.

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2001-07-24 04:33:46 UTC
Which install type did you choose (Workstation, Laptop, etc)?

Comment 3 Sam Varshavchik 2001-07-24 05:09:04 UTC
laptop install on a laptop.  http install using pcmcia.img

told the installer to autopartition, and to remove all existing linux partitions.

Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2001-07-25 21:32:33 UTC
We have fixed something which should help you on this issue. Please retry when
Beta 3 is out and let us know how it works.

Comment 5 Sam Varshavchik 2001-07-30 16:54:00 UTC
In beta3, autopartitioning now selects 1748Mb for /, and 102Mb for swap (/boot
remained the same).  That's better than 27Mb, but the laptop has 80Mb RAM.

Comment 6 Michael Fulbright 2001-08-01 15:51:39 UTC
This sounds like the proper behavior - we try to allocate between RAM to 2*RAM
of swap, starting at RAM and growing upwards.  You can manually edit the swap
request on the partitioning screen if you would like greater control over its size.

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