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the error message
Description of problem:
When installing F16 Beta VM using a kickstart, partitioning fails suggesting that there's no space. The VM disk image is about 5GB though.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
error message, see attached screenshot
The kickstart partitioning looks something like:
part /boot --fstype ext3 --size=150
part pv.01 --size=1024 --grow
volgroup vg_root pv.01
logvol swap --vgname=vg_root --fstype swap --name=lv_swap --recommended
logvol / --vgname=vg_root --size=1024 --grow --name=lv_root
I tried making the swap smaller as well to free more space for the root volume, but no good
Created attachment 527484 [details]
Anaconda logs + output of /proc/partitions and fdisk from inside the VM
(In reply to comment #0)
> Description of problem:
> When installing F16 Beta VM using a kickstart, partitioning fails suggesting
> that there's no space. The VM disk image is about 5GB though.
FWIW, I also retried with a 10GB image, which ought to be enough for everyone, but I got the same error.
Your error is not about insufficient disk space. In Fedora 16 there needs to be a biosboot partition specified, see the information in the yellow box:
part biosboot --fstype=biosboot --size=1
to your kickstart should do the trick.
Closing as not a bug.