Redhat 8.0 upgrade problems
Posted on 2003-03-13
I have been running Redhat 7.1 and am trying to upgrade to 8.0. Everytime I get to the point where it wants to start installing the packages I get a pop up saying that I need 10mb in the / partition. I have approximately 700mb free in / so I'm sure that is not the problem.
I'm pretty sure the problem is that my /boot partition is only 50mb. To get around the problem I tried moving the /boot files into a directory in the / partition and verified that I could still boot with that configuration. However when I tried running the upgrade again it said I needed 15mb in /! Apparently it is seeing the partition and attempting to load to it.
I have 3 questions:
How much disk space is manditory for /boot to upgrade to RH8.0?
Is there a way to repartition the drive to increase the size of /boot with trashing the system?
What is the upgrade program looking at when it determines the mount points?
I am running linux only on this system (no windose) so I don't thing partition magic will do the trick.
Thanks in advance.