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Old 01-08-2004, 11:27 PM   #1
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upgrade Redhat 9 to Fedora with /boot volume too small


Does anyone have a quick and easy method to take a Redhat 9 install, with 110 mb boot sector, and upgrade using the Fedora core 1 install discs and subsequent upgrade option during install?
My attempt produce a failure as the boot sector was not large enough.

Thanks!!
 
Old 01-09-2004, 07:44 PM   #2
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"with 110 mb boot sector"
??? boot sector, as the word says, it's a sector, i.e. 512 bytes... do you mean /boot partition?
I find strange 100mb aren't enought, however unless you have problems related to 2GB boot boundary (i.e. old pc and big / partition) you can simply get rid of /boot partition:

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umount /boot
mkdir /tmp/boot
mount /dev/hda1(or whatever) /tmp/boot
cp -a /tmp/boot/ /boot
umount /tmp/boot
rmdir /tmp/boot
[code]

Now remove your /boot entry from /etc/fstab
If you use lilo, remember to run "lilo" to complete work
 
Old 01-09-2004, 07:46 PM   #3
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Are you sure you're not supplying /boot partition when asked for root (i.e. "/") partition?
 
Old 01-10-2004, 04:08 AM   #4
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Wonder how many kernel updates you have had when you run RH9 .. remove some of them ...
 
Old 01-10-2004, 05:23 PM   #5
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I got the same warning when I upgraded a RH7.2 system to FC1. I ignored the warning and went on with things. IIRC, my /boot partition is 50MB. I'm guessing that Fedora is just recommending a larger partition now, and that's all the warning was. I didn't want to repartition my machine because my its setup as a dual-boot XP/FC1 laptop.

Anyways, its working fine. That being said, I'll keep an eye on the usage of /boot and make sure it doesn't get too full.
 
Old 01-11-2004, 03:26 PM   #6
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Thank you for all of the feedback. I removed 4-6 of the old kernel updates and the aformentioned warning was not part of my upgrade attempt. Thank you for the up.

John
 
  


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