Tips needed for making room for the 500M /boot on F12
waleed.harbi at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 18:30:48 UTC 2009
Usually in Linux from 100 to 150 MB enough for /boot am NOT sure about
Fedora 12, and If you want increase the size space my advice do it for /home
and /var. Before you start make sure you take the backup from your data.
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but rather try to become a man of value.
On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 8:20 PM, Andre Costa <blueser at gmail.com> wrote:
> it looks like F12 will need a 500M /boot partition. My current setup is
> as follows:
> Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
> /dev/sda2 190M 32M 149M 18% /boot
> 58G 4.9G 53G 9% /
> 20G 9.4G 8.9G 52% /home
> Or, in plain words, / and /home are LVM ext4 partitions, and /boot is a
> separate 200M ext3 partition. Anyone could share some tips on what I will
> need to do in order to make room for the 500M /boot partition? (as safe and
> non-destructively as possible, of course). Since Fedora 10 I've been
> installing instead of upgrading: I reformat everything except /home and
> install from scratch (which has proven to be a nice approach, YMMV). I'd
> like to stick to this approach, if possible.
> I would think that I could remove current /boot, shrink / by 300M using LVM
> and use the extra space to create a new /boot; is this the best way to go?
> If so, has anyone done such a thing? Will it be doable from anaconda during
> the F12 installation?
> A jump from the less than 50M needed by F11 to 500M needed by F12 seems to
> be excessive IMHO (it seems to be due changes on the installation
> method). However, as long as there's an easy and painless way to make
> room for the extra space needed, that's allright by me.
>  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=510970#c15
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