[Novalug] UPDATE Re: Problem F11 Dell PC (was boot trick)
Bryan J. Smith
b.j.smith at ieee.org
Mon Dec 14 16:16:05 EST 2009
Hmmm, I've never had the same experience. In fact I just
used Gparted in Fedora 11 to resize my NTFS filesystems
a few months ago, when I upgraded from dual 500GB to
dual 640GB internally (2.5"), as well as 500GB -> 1TiB
externally (also 2.5").
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From: Peter Larsen <plarsen at famlarsen.homelinux.com>
To: Beartooth <beartooth at Beartooth.Info>
Cc: Novalug <novalug at calypso2.tux.org>
Sent: Mon, December 14, 2009 3:49:37 PM
Subject: Re: [Novalug] UPDATE Re: Problem F11 Dell PC (was boot trick)
On Mon, 2009-12-14 at 11:35 -0600, Beartooth wrote:
Anybody know when the first F12 respin is likely to
>appear? And whether it'll contain a bugfix for the "/boot too
The /boot too small is an upgrade problem; it's not really a bug per say. And since the grub version used by Fedora doesn't support LVM for /boot resizing that thing is not easy. I tried to play smart a few weeks ago and used gparted to resize my /boot and the following NTFS partition - the result was a full reinstall of the Windows NTFS (dual boot) and full rewrite (from backup) of /boot .. gparted really messed that thing up. I could have done it a lot better manually. It's a complex issue (resizing partitions) - but it's part of the pre-reqs for the F12 upgrade - ie. not part of your upgrade program from Fedora.
Generally speaking Fedora still has ways to go to make the upgrade-paths viable. Then again, given the size of the project and the speed of which it moves forward, I cannot foresee a problemless free upgrade. That's the cost of trying to be on the bleeding edge of things.
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