Created attachment 644015 [details]
Description of problem:
Anaconda can not use free space to partition, even though the available free space is big enough. From the screenshot in the attachment, we can see that the required space is 2.72GB, and while the "Free space available for use" is 3.68GB. It does not make sense.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Please attach /tmp/storage.log and /tmp/packaging.log to this bug report.
The total space requirement for automatic partitioning includes the space requirement for the currently software selection as well as the size of the swap device that would be created during automatic partitioning. The swap value is not represented in the dialog.
Created attachment 644402 [details]
screenshot showing 2.68 GB required, 3 GB free space available for use
I reproduced the same situation using the Live CD as follows:
Remove all partitions on a 12 GB disc image and use the installer to create these Standard Partitions:
1 /boot 500
2 / 3000
3 swap 500
5 /home 1000
Complete the install and reboot the Live CD.
Install gparted and use it to make these changes:
1. Delete partition 2 ("/").
2. Create a new partition from the remaining 7000 MB space.
3. Format the new 7000 MB partition as ext4.
Reboot the Live CD and start the installer.
anaconda 18.29 (updated from 18.28 on the F18-Beta-TC8 Live CD)
$ qemu-kvm -m 2048 -hda f18-test-2.img -cdrom ~/xfr/fedora/F18/F18-Beta/TC8/Fedora-18-Beta-TC8-x86_64-Live-Desktop.iso -usb -vga qxl -boot menu=on -usbdevice mouse
Created attachment 644517 [details]
Created attachment 644518 [details]
The storage.log and packaging.log have been uploaded.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 951269 ***