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Re: FESCO ticket#270 - preupgrade and F-12



James Laska wrote:

> On Thu, 2009-11-12 at 13:00 -0700, Linuxguy123 wrote:
>> On Thu, 2009-11-12 at 14:56 -0500, James Laska wrote:
>> > Greetings folks,
>> > 
>> > After careful review by Will Woods around recently discovered problems
>> > related to preupgrading to Fedora 12, I've filed ticket#270
>> > (https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/270) for discussion at the next
>> > FESCO meeting.  Please take a moment to read the details in the ticket.
>> > 
>> > The high-level summary from Will ...
>> > 
>> >         preupgrade to F12 is basically not going to work for anyone
>> >         without significant manual workarounds, due to insufficient
>> >         disk space on /boot.
>> 
>> How much disk space will one require on /boot to perform the update
>> without work arounds ?
> 
> From the ticket (see URL above).
> 
>         Here's the details.
>         The default /boot partition is 200MB, but there's some overhead:
>         Ext3/Ext4 overhead:  7MB
>         Reserved space:     10MB
>         F11 kernel:          8MB (at least - usually 3 kernels = 24MB)
>         GRUB/EFI files:      1MB
>         Total overhead:     26MB
>         
>         So there's 174MB of usable space maximum, and usually 158MB
>         available.
>         
>         preupgrade now requires at least 167MB free space on /boot:
>         F12 installer images:  143MB (8mb larger than F11!)
>         F12 kernel:             18MB (10mb larger than F11!)
>         RPM/anaconda tmpfiles: >=8MB (measured in stupid tests)
>         Total:                 167MB (Was 149MB in F11 - no problem!)
> 
>> Can gparted resize /boot ?
> 
> There are definitely workarounds available, but none that meet the
> criteria for preupgrade as an effortless upgrade option.
> 
> Thanks,
> James

What if I have already a large /boot?


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