Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 58744
Mount point / Space needed "-1034109 K"
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:39:10 EDT
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Description of problem:
on 4GB drive, when select packages to install that require more space than
error messsage reports negative space needed (-1034109K) for mount point "/"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Prepare to install onto 4GB drive
2. select custom, select everything
Actual Results: installation formats partitions
Mount Point Space needed
/ -1034109 K
Expected Results: Show amount of space needed, so user can determine how much
A) increase partition OR
B) remove packages.
this happened on an ES40 with 7 drives, installing on a 4GB drive,
1 -- 27 ext2 /boot
27-- 91 swap
91 --1023 ext2 /
selected all packages.
We can not reproduce this problem.
Actually this was down to an older diskutils package that got it's math wrong.
We couldn't reproduce it because,.. elliot had already rebuilt the package with
a fix for i386 by the time we looked at it.
Lesson learned: don't underestimate of forget the importance of giving rpm
version numbers in bug reports 8)