Default FS Layout Too Small?

Maksim Yevmenkin maksim.yevmenkin at
Tue Feb 24 12:10:58 PST 2009

On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 11:20 AM, Christoph Mallon
<christoph.mallon at> wrote:
> Sean Bruno schrieb:
>> I noted that if I choose the auto defaults for my F/S layout, sysinstall
>> will not reserve enough space for root(512MB?).  This is just barely
>> enough to recompile and install an updated kernel.  Much more than that
>> and the F/S is full.
>> I would assume that the default would be much larger now-a-days. I think
>> a simple doubling to 1G would be sufficient.
>> Comments?
> You are not supposed to compile stuff (or put any other large and often
> changing stuff) on the root fs.

uhmmm.... i _think_ he is talking about the fact that 512mb root fs is
barely enough to keep /boot/kernel/ and /boot/kernel.old/ together.
surely you agree that keeping previous (working) copy of the kernel is
a "really good idea" when trying out new kernel. i personally have
been bitten by the same problem. spinning hard drives are _really_ big
and cheap those days, so i would say we probably should increase
default root fs size.


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