Bug 6955 - Disk size claculations ignore already existing files
Summary: Disk size claculations ignore already existing files
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matt Wilson
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Reported: 1999-11-12 15:37 UTC by heikki
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-22 16:14:32 UTC

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Description heikki 1999-11-12 15:37:13 UTC
I am not sure of this, but it seems that when the installer calculates ohow
much disk it will need, it ignores the sizes of the already-existing

At least when I tried to upgrade RH5.0 to 6.1, and had 1500M forthe root
partition, filled with some 900M of old installation, it complained it
needed 138M more.  I find it hard to believe upgrading a simple server
would require 2400M root disk...

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-11-29 20:08:59 UTC
This issue has been forwarded to a developer for further action.

Comment 2 Jay Turner 2000-02-22 16:14:59 UTC
Disk space calculations were improved in the latest release, so you should see
better estimates in the next release.

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