Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 59860
Auto partitioning could do better for /boot
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:40:25 EDT
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Description of problem:
I now have a 39-MB chunk of free space (4 cylinders) in the 1017-1021 cylinder
range, and 5GB at the end of the disk (cyl 5200-5836). Nevertheless, if I tell
the installer to auto-partition while preserving existing partitions, it chooses
to use the 5200-5205 range and warn me about the likelyhood that it won't work,
instead of using the available yet smaller range for /boot that would work just
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.resize the existing /boot partition such that about 40MB become free in the
2.make sure there's no additional free space around in that range, and `enough'
space for the installation elsewhere
3.choose automatic partitioning preserving existing partitions
Actual Results: it takes disk space from `elsewhere' for /boot, instead of
using the existing space
Expected Results: it should at least offer to use the smaller-than-recommended
partition instead of committing to an installation that won't work.
Ideally, I'd like to use the same /boot partition for multiple installations,
each in a separate sub-directory, but this may be asking for too much :-)
Deferring to future release.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.