Description of problem: There's a general agreement (as discussed on #fedora-devel) that Anaconda should clean pstore install time as full pstore leads to many consequential issues (boot). UEFI NVRAM is a very limited resource.
pstore cleaned up at install time
Discussed at 2013-04-11 F19 Alpha go/no-go meeting, acting as a blocker review meeting: http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-meeting-1/2013-04-11/f19_alpha_gono-go_meeting.2013-04-11-17.00.log.html . It's hard to judge how many people will find it impossible to install because of this issue, but we don't think it'll be _too_ many, and there is a documentable workaround:
so this is rejected as an Alpha blocker. It is accepted as a freeze exception issue, however, as it can prevent installation for some users, and we would very much like to see a fix for it if at all possible.
anaconda-19.18-1.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 19 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing anaconda-19.18-1.fc19'
as soon as you are able to.
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From https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=947142#c27 it seems that also dump-type0* crash logs from /sys/firmware/efi/efivars should be deleted too.
Where dump-type* is "EFI variables of the form “dump-type- -- which contain crash information and more" according to http://blog.fpmurphy.com/2012/12/efivars-and-efivarfs.html
They're just the backing store for pstore. Deleting them from the pstore directory is sufficient.
Tested with RC4.
Pstore entries are not cleared after installation.
/sys/fs/pstore/ is empty before installation because CONFIG_EFI_VARS_PSTORE_DEFAULT_DISABLE=y. Anaconda has nothing to delete.
Either boot installer with efivars.pstore_disable=N and risk bricking Samsung devices or rm /sys/firmware/efi/efivars/dump-*. Can't do both otherwise kernel oops! ( https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=947142#c33 )
anaconda 19.20 went stable. mjg59, is lingzhu's comment anything that needs fixing, or shall we close this?
anaconda-19.21-1.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
anaconda-19.21-1.fc19, python-meh-0.23-1.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.