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



On Thu, 2009-11-12 at 15:10 -0500, 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!)

With all my kernels removed except the current one, I have this:

# df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda2             143G   89G   47G  66% /
/dev/sda1             190M   14M  167M   8% /boot
tmpfs                 2.0G   88K  2.0G   1% /dev/shm
/dev/sdb1             294G  242G   37G  87% /data


uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.30.9-96.fc11.i686.PAE #1 SMP Tue Nov 3
23:41:33 EST 2009 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux



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