Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 49215
beta2 autopartitioner doesn't give enough swap
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:34:47 EDT
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 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
This defect considered SHOULD-FIX for Fairfax gold-release.
Which install type did you choose (Workstation, Laptop, etc)?
laptop install on a laptop. http install using pcmcia.img
told the installer to autopartition, and to remove all existing linux partitions.
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.
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.
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.