Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 590346
Preupgrade requires /boot larger than 200MB to upgrade
Last modified: 2010-11-03 11:43:54 EDT
Description of problem:
I have tested this on two machines, one x86_64 and the other i686. With the new python-urlgrabber, the prompt allows the user to continue and download the images during upgrade.
The problem is: With a 200MB /boot, and only one kernel installed there is still not enough room for the install images and a wire connection is required for a user to upgrade with preupgrade.
This contradicts Expected Result #3 of https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Testcase_Preupgrade
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Ensure there are only 1 kernel installed on the system and /boot is 200MB (the installation default size).
2. Make sure system is up to date.
3. Run preupgrade.
4. On the Choose desired release screen, enable unstable test releases.
5. Choose Fedora 13 (Branched) from the list of available upgrade targets, then click Apply.
User is notified that there is not enough disk space in /boot and user must have a wire connection to download the images during the anaconda upgrade process.
The user is not prompted about low disk space when using preupgrade with the default partition size for /boot.
Since LVM is also a default, having users resize /boot may not be so straightforward. Would it be possible to store the boot images in the root partition if /boot is not big enough?
Also, I tried this with setting installurl= to make sure it's grabbing the RC2 Final images, and this is a problem as of Final RC2.
This is a known problem:
If there is another bug before this one that addresses it, please mark this as a duplicate. I did not see one before posting.
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