/boot size in 7.0 beta3
bc979 at lafn.org
Fri Dec 7 14:50:41 PST 2007
On Dec 7, 2007, at 02:25, Andrey V. Elsukov wrote:
> Doug Hardie wrote:
>> Between 6.2 and 7 /boot has grown from 45 MB to 114 MB. That poses
>> a significant issue for those of us who have been running
>> production systems for many years. I have the root partition set
>> to 200 MB which has been more than enough. Its no longer usable.
>> 7.0 beta will not install properly as it runs out of space.
>> Basically this forces you to repartition the drive. That requires
>> an extensive down time for servers. Far beyond what I can justify
>> to users.
> This actually occured some time ago, but installing the kernel
> now also installs a bunch of symbol files for the kernel modules.
> This increases the size of /boot/kernel to about 67Mbytes. You
> will need twice this if you will eventually back this up to
> kernel.old on your next install.
> If you have a shortage of room in your root partition, you
> should add -DINSTALL_NODEBUG to your make arguments or add
> INSTALL_NODEBUG="yes" to your /etc/make.conf.
Thanks. That must have been after 6.2 came out as I never had that
occur with it. Anyway, since I am installing from CD I discovered
that during the install, VT4 has a working shell that lets you cd to /
boot/GENERIC and delete the symbol files before the disk overflows. I
will have to add the line above to make.conf though as I do minor
updates from the source.
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