Bug 518989 - Anaconda fails to create /boot partition when disk size less than default size
Summary: Anaconda fails to create /boot partition when disk size less than default size
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 11
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Martin Sivák
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: 1632948
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Reported: 2009-08-24 14:01 UTC by Alexander Todorov
Modified: 2018-12-10 23:26 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 14:16:25 UTC

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Description Alexander Todorov 2009-08-24 14:01:31 UTC
Description of problem:
With stock F11 installation I have a 94MB drive (virtual machine) which is used for /boot and / is on iSCSI. In partitioning screen I select new /boot partition on xvda. The default partition size is 200MB and anaconda reports error even if you select "fill to maximum possible size"

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
F11 / anaconda-

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a VM with 94MB disk. Other disks are irrelevant. 
2. In partitioning screen select custom layout and remove any partitions if exist.
3. Free space is 94MB
4. Create new partition on this disk, assign /boot mountpoint and click "Fill to maximum allowable size"
5. Notice how the default size parameter (text entry) remains 200 which is higher than maximum available. 

Actual results:
Anaconda will report that it can't create the partition because there's no enough free space on the disk. 

Expected results:
Anaconda will decrease the default size of 200MB to what's available - 94 in this case.

Additional info:
If you manually specify lower size in the text entry field, i.e. 50MB and then select to fill to maximum anaconda will successfully create the partition. 
IMO anaconda is bumping up the size is max_size > size but is not decreasing the size if max_size < size.

Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2009-08-24 14:10:39 UTC
94 megabytes?  Seriously?

Comment 2 Alexander Todorov 2009-08-24 14:28:33 UTC
/boot is happy with even less. 
My entire / is on iSCSI but that has nothing to do with the boot partition which is on separate disk.

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