Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 68283
RFE: anaconda formats partitions twice
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:43:58 EDT
Go through install, and choose more packages than you have space for.
Installer formats partitions, copies installer.
Installer then realizes there isn't enough space, and yells at you to fix it.
Hit back, remove some packages.
Hit go, and the installer reformats all partitions and copies the installer again.
Not a big deal for a 2G partition, but this could mean a considerable amount of
time wasted on large servers and the like.
It shouldn't be performing the formattig twice. It should actually be telling
you that you don't have enough space before even touching the disks. What
happens right before the disk partitioning and formatting begins is that we run
the transaction set to determine what order to install the packages in as well
as to ensure that we have enough disk space. After making changes to the
package selection, we have to run these processes again to ensure that we still
have a sane transaction. Please reopen if you are seeing the installer format
the disks, then tell yo uthat you don't have enough disk space.
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