Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 978256
Mounts /boot to the dasd installed with root
Last modified: 2015-02-17 10:42:00 EST
== Comment: #0 - Swetha L <firstname.lastname@example.org> - 2013-06-25 05:15:34 ==
Steps to reproduce this issue
1. Start F19 installation using vnc.
2. Select DASDs for installation.
3. Select Installation destination
4. Select Custom partition
5. Mount / with 5 GB and mount /boot with 5 GB
Expected : Mount /boot on dasd that has 5 GB free space
Actual: shrinks /boot to the remaining free space on same dasd as mounted for root even if there is another device with free space more than 5GB
Logs are attached
== Comment: #8 - Kamalesh Babulal <email@example.com> - 2013-06-25 12:31:45 ==
From storage logs:
08:42:45,551 DEBUG storage.ui: fixing size of non-existent 2043MB partition dasda1 (16) with non-existent ext4 filesystem mounted at /boot at 2043.14
08:42:45,551 DEBUG storage.ui: fixing size of non-existent 4999MB partition dasda2 (15) with non-existent ext4 filesystem mounted at / at 4999.97
08:42:45,552 DEBUG storage.ui: fixing size of non-existent 7042MB partition dasdb1 (17) with non-existent ext4 filesystem mounted at /home at 7042.97
Its looks like dasda and dasdb each have 7GB disk space. dasda space is allocated to dasda1 on /boot with ~2GB and dasda2 on / with ~5GB because dasdb1 disk space is completely allocated to /home.
== Comment: #9 - Swetha L <firstname.lastname@example.org> - 2013-06-26 01:53:43 ==
(In reply to comment #8)
> From storage logs:
> 08:42:45,551 DEBUG storage.ui: fixing size of non-existent 2043MB partition
> dasda1 (16) with non-existent ext4 filesystem mounted at /boot at 2043.14
> 08:42:45,551 DEBUG storage.ui: fixing size of non-existent 4999MB partition
> dasda2 (15) with non-existent ext4 filesystem mounted at / at 4999.97
> 08:42:45,552 DEBUG storage.ui: fixing size of non-existent 7042MB partition
> dasdb1 (17) with non-existent ext4 filesystem mounted at /home at 7042.97
> Its looks like dasda and dasdb each have 7GB disk space. dasda space is
> allocated to dasda1 on /boot with ~2GB and dasda2 on / with ~5GB because
> dasdb1 disk space is completely allocated to /home.
Dasdb1 disk space was allocated to /home after mounting /boot with disk space 5GB.
Created attachment 765447 [details]
mount /boot with 5gb
Created attachment 765448 [details]
shrinks 5gb to 2gb to same dasd
Created attachment 765449 [details]
Created attachment 765450 [details]
Anaconda storage logs
Created attachment 765451 [details]
Reproduced also on x86_64 in kvm with two 7 GB disks.
This is caused in part by special handling of /boot when allocating partitions. /boot is always put on the first possible disk, even at the expense of maximal growth.
Also, the new user interface is a little bit different from the old one in that it does not readjust all partitions each time you add one. In other words, once a partition has been allocated, its size is fixed. That means you might have to go in and explicitly set which disk you want a partition to be on or you might have to pay careful attention to the order in which you add your partitions.
In this case, the simplest solution for you is to create /boot first instead of second.
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