Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 540599
Cannot upgrade from F11 to F12 because of not enough free space in /boot
Last modified: 2014-01-21 18:12:55 EST
Description of problem:
Pre-upgrade F11 to F12 doesn't check freespace in /boot
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have an F11 install (with default disklayout), install and run preupgrade to F12;
2. Reboot and select the entry "Upgrade to Fedora 12 (Constantine)"
Anaconda complains about not enough free-space in /boot
Continue upgrading system and 'clean' up /boot to free up enough space during preupgrade or during kickstart.
Did used the recommended size for /boot during F11 install. Applies on i686 and x86_64.
On your first attempted upgrade, did anaconda start to install packages, and then fail because it ran out of space, or did it just tell you you did not have enough space ?
Did you free the space while running the installer, or did you reboot back
into F-11, and how exactly did you free the space ?
If you freed the space under the installer, did you do so before anaconda complained about lack of space, or did you go back after the complaint, freed the space and tried again ?
Can you please get the anaconda log files from /var/log (on your currently running system) and attach them here ?
Sorry comment #1 should have gone to bug 540602.
About this bug, yes the pre-upgrade failing due to /boot being to small, this is a known issue. We've made the default /boot size for F-12 larger to avoid this.
I know this won't help users who upgraded from F-11 or older as they are stuck with the old /boot size. We are trying to see if we can do something for these users. But for now the advise is to use another update method (such as using the installation dvd to upgrade).