Bug 639056 - vague warning when swap not configured and insufficient memory
Summary: vague warning when swap not configured and insufficient memory
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Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 13
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2010-09-30 17:27 UTC by Steve Tyler
Modified: 2010-10-07 18:09 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-10-07 13:12:30 UTC
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screenshot showing the swap-is-needed-to-compete-installation message (55.55 KB, image/png)
2010-09-30 17:27 UTC, Steve Tyler
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Description Steve Tyler 2010-09-30 17:27:21 UTC
Created attachment 450825 [details]
screenshot showing the swap-is-needed-to-compete-installation message

Description of problem:
When the installer detects that there is not enough memory to complete the installation and no swap space has been configured, it displays a warning.
Such a warning is perfectly reasonable, but the message does not say how much memory the system has or how much the installer thinks it needs.

The user might choose to buy more RAM (or increase it in a VM), rather than waste disk space on a swap partition. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora-13-x86_64-DVD.iso

How reproducible:
Always.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. $ qemu-kvm -m 512m -cdrom Fedora-13-x86_64-DVD.iso -hda f13-1.img -boot menu=on
2. Choose Custom Layout.
3. Delete all pre-existing partitions.
4. Create one "/" partition using the entire disk.
  
Actual results:
See attached screenshot.

Expected results:
Warning reports the amount of memory available and the amount of memory/swap it thinks it needs.

Additional info:
Bug 629242 - forces use of swap partition

Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2010-10-07 13:12:30 UTC
This will be fixed in the next build of anaconda for rawhide.  Thanks for the suggestion.

Comment 2 Steve Tyler 2010-10-07 18:09:31 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> This will be fixed in the next build of anaconda for rawhide.  Thanks for the
> suggestion.

Thanks, Chris.
http://git.fedorahosted.org/git/?p=anaconda.git;a=commit;h=40eb625a3c7744d047486f819ebe2993f555e270


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