Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 833005
Should mention required free space on the disk
Last modified: 2015-03-04 16:36:23 EST
It is not clear if 20Gb partition should be enough for installing F17 or not. There is a suspiction that installer just can't parse partition table correctly, but it is hard to guess without given data.
The computer on which you intend to install Fedora 17 from the live CD should have:
a CD or DVD drive, and the capability to boot from this drive.
a 400 MHz processor or faster
at least 1 GB of memory (RAM)
at least 10 GB of permanent storage (hard drive) space.
please Tell me more about this topic.
There aren't any links to this info from the download page, and I was not using live CD, but tried preupgrade and when it failed - reinstalled from scratch from USB.
The pertinent section of the Installation Guide actually refers the reader to the Release notes for the figures, although I do think the information would be a useful inclusion.
The website does offer a "Getting Help" link on the post-download page, which includes a link to https://docs.fedoraproject.org . It doesn't link directly to the minimum system requirements, or to any other specific bit of information. That said, website concerns would be best addressed in a bug against fedora-websites, or the website team's list at https://lists.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/websites
We can close this ticket, taking into consideration the comment 3 and redirecting this issue to fedora-websites
Do as you wish. I've already made my point that this information is hard to find.
No separate bug appears to have been filed for this issue against the fedora-websites component, so I am transferring this bug to that component so the website team can evaluate whether stating the space requirements more clearly on the 'Download Fedora' page is necessary.
I notice that the sidebar at http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora pertains to the live image, given that that ISO is featured on this page and is linked to in the 'What Do I Do?' procedure.
At http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-options#formats, where the full DVD ISO links are found (the reporter was not using a live image), space requirements are not explained.
This may be contributing to the reporter's uncertainty. He may wish to clarify this now that this bug is with the website team.
On the main https://fedoraproject.org/ page (and in https://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora), we have a "Recommended installation requirements" list on the sidebar, which contains
10GB disk space / storage
I guess this bug report is asking us to add it to the https://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-options#formats page, am I correct?
I hadn't noticed that on the front page, which would indeed imply that it applies to all installations, live image or otherwise. But yes, that's the sidebar I was referring to on the Get Fedora page.
And yes, that's what I infer would best address the reporter's concern, but they may have a different take. Based on Comment 5 there may be no further input from them though, so I transferred this really so you guys could determine the best way to get that information across unambiguously and consistently across the relevant areas of the website. If you decide that no action is required, no problem. If the difference between the size of a live and DVD installation is negligible, the current information will likely suffice.
Having 'requirements' with exact space amount on front and download page probably solves my original user story, although I may be looking for more detailed explanation. The reason I was looking for info was that I already had 10Gb space partition (if I remember correctly) when Anaconda failed and left my system broken (bug #832951). I don't remember if there was 10Gb of free space on this partition, but that's another story related to preupgrade, which didn't make proper checks.
Lack of OpenID/OpenAuth (Google) support make is hard to give more feedback, so after comment 5 I was negligent to search for password. Please also think how to improve this. I kicked myself to recover password mostly because bug #832951 about screwed up F16->F17 preupgrade is not addressed yet 2 days before F18 release.
Closing this ticket because we don't have https://fedoraproject.org anymore, but are on https://getfedora.org since F21.
For system requirements users are invited to read the Installation Guide, as clearly stated in the download page, for example here: