Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 538584
preupgrade is not smart enough to realize /boot is too small for installed kernel to fit
Last modified: 2014-01-21 18:12:26 EST
Description of problem:
Fedora's preupgrade tool utilizes /boot utilizes over 100MB of space, and dutifully makes sure /boot can hold the preupgrade package. However, preupgrade fails to take into account how much space the to-be-installed kernel will take, which results in anaconda complaining that "/boot needs 16MB more space" to continue the installation
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 11 preupgrade preupgrade-1.1.2-1.fc11.noarch.rpm
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Using a computer with a 200MB /boot (Fedora standard), run preupgrade when there are old kernels still installed from previous updates
Preupgrade installs itself, resulting in an anaconda error that has to be manually fixed.
Preupgrade realizes that /boot is too small, and either removes old kernels, warns the user, or similar.
preupgrade-1.1.3, in updates-testing, checks the size of /boot.
Please test it and provide feedback here:
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 530541 ***