On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 06:59:54AM +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
On 05/27/2009 06:57 AM, Scott Robbins wrote:
> On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 09:09:03PM -0400, Jeremy Katz wrote:
>> On Tuesday, May 26 2009, Scott Robbins said:
>>> The impression I am getting is that it will eventually fail if the /boot
>> I'm pretty sure the image will get downloaded at upgrade-time if you
>> don't have enough space in /boot. But you need enough space for the
>> kernels you have installed + the kernel, initrd and installer images
>> which is a bit bigger.
> Ah, so it would fail then. Maybe the message could be a bit less
> ambiguous, like, "Hey stupid... you didn't plan ahead did ya? Forget
It would fail if you don't have enough space in your hard disk apart
from /boot. There is a RFE filed already to improve the message
Maybe you can add your comments there.
Now I'm confused again. :)
The first two responses indicate that if /boot doesn't have enough free
space, eventually, the upgrade will fail. Your response indicates that
this is not the case.
As it stands, I got the error message even after removing all old
kernels from /boot. Also, as per my earlier posts, I'm under the
impression that you need about 116M or a bit more, free space in /boot
for various images to work successfully.
I have plenty of free space on the hard drive, it's only /boot that is
So, if I try preupgrade, /boot is on a separate partition, and has a
limited amount of space, but the remainder of the disk has plenty of
free space, will preupgrade fail or succeed?
I realize from the responses that, to my chagrin, I did what I accuse
newcomers of doing on the forum, and didn't give enough information in
the beginning. /boot is limited. The rest of the disk, currently
holding the F10 installation, has close to 100 GB of free space. The
rest of the disk is on a single / partition, which wasn't the best way
to do it, but I don't really remember if I had a reason or just missed
it during installation.
I thank all of you for your patience and apologize for not being clear
in my earlier posts.
(So, at this point, I don't want to comment on the bug, because I'm
still not quite sure what the message should be.)
(I'll be going to sleep shortly, so may not respond again till
Once again, thanks to all.
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