Bug 72001 - full install upgrade partionioning scheme badly chosen
Summary: full install upgrade partionioning scheme badly chosen
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Version: 9
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-08-20 17:10 UTC by Paul Wouters
Modified: 2008-01-17 17:49 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:49:26 UTC
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Description Paul Wouters 2002-08-20 17:10:28 UTC
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Description of problem:
I did a full limbo v2 install. then upgrade to null. This is on a 30GB
disk. It lacks 35MB on the root partition. This means the auto partition of
limbo sucked. I guess this is unfixable now, but null can 
allow for a better auto partinioning scheme giving / a bit more MB's

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1.do full install of limbo, chosing auto partion on big disk(30GB)
2.upgrade to null

Actual Results:  I had to cancel lots of packages, ignore dependancies and 
hope it would fit. This took 5 re-selections. It's difficult to select, 
because it will want to upgrade 'all'. You have to deselect some of the first
release packages of null that weren't on limbo (like desktop-extra)
or do 'do not install packages that have dependancies) and hope that
gets you past this part.

Additional info:

If this is just an issue for limb->null, it's not too bad, and null
can be armored by giving it a better autopartion scheme for upgrades to
8.0 or later. If this is also a problem for 7.3->null, then this might be a 
big show stopper for real users with real upgrades.

Comment 1 Paul Wouters 2002-08-20 18:14:37 UTC
workaround: first rpm -e kernel-BOOT kernel-debug kernel-enterprise worked for 
me. It's now installing packages.

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2002-08-22 16:54:43 UTC
What autopartitioning class did you choose (desktop/workstation/custom/server)?

Comment 3 Paul Wouters 2002-08-22 17:10:55 UTC
Whatever was the default. It was just a "hit return to install it all" type
install I performed.

Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2002-08-23 15:51:12 UTC
If you got kernel-debug and kernel-enterprise you must have done an install
which selected 'Everything', which is not a default choice.

Did you choose Personal Desktop, Workstation, Server, or Custom?

Comment 5 Paul Wouters 2002-08-27 22:01:20 UTC
With limbo i do not remember. With null I selected "upgrade current"

Comment 6 Michael Fulbright 2002-08-28 17:21:21 UTC
I can't really investigate the issue without that information.

If I do an Everything install using a 20GB drive and dedicate all of it to
autopartitioning then I can upgrade fine.

Did you choose to erase everything on the drive, or do you have non-Linux
partitions which are using up space?

Comment 7 Michael Fulbright 2002-10-04 20:55:31 UTC
Closing due to inactivity.

Please reopen this bug report if you continue to have problems.

Comment 8 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:49:26 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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