Re: F12 upgrade needs more space for /mnt/sysimage/boot

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On Wed, 18 Nov 2009 01:39:44 -0500
Kevin J. Cummings wrote:

> You have run out of space before getting to the anaconda kernel and
> initrd.  Check /boot for a preupgrade directory.  It needs to copy a few
> things into it (like the anaconda kernel and initrd, but also a
> kickstart file, and some other things).  If there is no room for the
> necessary items, you are out of luck.

That's the problem.  I'm 1.5mb short, according to preupgrade.

> Have you tried Germán's suggestion of removing unneeded F11 kernels?

I have removed all but one F11 kernel (rpm -e kernel-whatever-whatever) so
there's only one left.  And as I said before, I don't see where I can remove
anything else to gain that 1.5mb and still have a kernel that my computer can

> The Achilles's heel of preupgrade is the amount of free space in your
> /boot partition.

Indeed.  I really don't get it, because I initially formatted that computer
with the F10 rawhide a month or so before the F10 release.  And I used the
default disk partitioning that the installer suggested.
Kinda ironic, since

> Can you resize your
> partitions such that /boot has more space?

I have no idea how to do that.   Again, I just used the default F10
partitioning scheme and it's seemed to be working fine up to this point.

MELVILLE THEATRE ~ Melville Sask ~

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