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
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Choose automatic partitioning
A /boot of around 200MB is created.
A /boot of around 250MB is created.
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.
Ok, so I have some kdump images as well and a couple of small memtest images too.
# du -sh /boot/*
# df -h /boot
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 190M 177M 3.7M 98% /boot
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.