Bug 530555 - Too small default /boot
Summary: Too small default /boot
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-10-23 12:51 UTC by Alexander Boström
Modified: 2009-11-04 15:25 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: anaconda-13.8-1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-11-04 15:25:18 UTC
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Description Alexander Boström 2009-10-23 12:51:00 UTC
Description of problem:
The default /boot is too small to allow preupgrade to work.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
F12 Beta, Anaconda 12.37

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Choose automatic partitioning
Actual results:
A /boot of around 200MB is created.

Expected results:
A /boot of around 250MB is created.

Additional info:
For example, on my F11 machine, with a ~200MB (190MB) /boot, I'm unable to preupgrade to F12 Beta because the three kernels+initrd I have in /boot, plus preupgrade data plus what Anaconda wants to install won't fit (bug 530541). To make preupgrade from F12 to later releases possible it seems more room is needed.

The dracut initramfs files in F12 seems to be larger than the initrds in F11, though perhaps that's the kernel debug data which won't be in the F12 release?

So https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=510970#c7 seems wrong.

Comment 1 Alexander Boström 2009-10-23 12:57:06 UTC
Ok, so I have some kdump images as well and a couple of small memtest images too.

# du -sh /boot/*
93K     /boot/config-
95K     /boot/config-
95K     /boot/config-
228K    /boot/efi
118K    /boot/elf-memtest86+-2.11
354K    /boot/grub
3.6M    /boot/initrd-
3.7M    /boot/initrd-
1.9M    /boot/initrd-
3.7M    /boot/initrd-
2.2M    /boot/initrd-
13K     /boot/lost+found
116K    /boot/memtest86+-2.11
1.6M    /boot/System.map-
1.7M    /boot/System.map-
1.7M    /boot/System.map-
141M    /boot/upgrade
3.0M    /boot/vmlinuz-
3.3M    /boot/vmlinuz-
3.3M    /boot/vmlinuz-
# df -h /boot
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1             190M  177M  3.7M  98% /boot

Comment 2 Chris Lumens 2009-11-04 15:25:18 UTC
I've bumped it up to 250 MB in anaconda-13.8, but the ever changing /boot size game isn't one we want to play too many times.  I advise you to try to keep the number of installed kernels to a minimum.  Incidentally, that should cause any operation involving rpm to run faster too as you'll have far fewer files with similar names on the system.

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