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



On Thu, 2009-11-12 at 15:25 -0500, Neal Becker wrote:
> 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?

As Seth points out, you are likely okay in this scenario.  The concern
is for users who have installed using the default partition size for
'/boot'.

Thanks,
James

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