Description of problem:
If I create/install a VM for Fedora 16, and allocate 2GB of RAM and 8GB of disk space to it then I actually get an almost full 4GB system disk, as anaconda is allocating 4GB to the swap partition.
I think it would be useful to do the following:
If the disk size is < 100 GB ...
1. Allocate no more than 5% of the disk to swap.
2. Use a swapfile instead of a swap partition.
It's more difficult than it seems, because this behaviour would make hibernation malfunctioning in many cases. We are now changing the behaviour to set swap size same as the RAM size. Hope this will be better usable for VMs.
Taking 25% is better than 50%, but still really bad. Are you using swapfiles too though (if you do it's then easy to fix it post install).
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This affects also the Fedora 18 installations.
This should be fixed in F20 installations. Anaconda should now default to at most 10 % of disk space (e.g. ~800 MB on an 8GB VM disk)