Sysinstall fails to re-allocate disk space.

Gary Jennejohn gary.jennejohn at
Fri Nov 23 07:33:18 PST 2007

On Fri, 23 Nov 2007 15:46:47 +0100
"Julian H. Stacey" <jhs at> wrote:

> Ken Smith wrote:
> > Subject: Re: FreeBSD 7.0-BETA3 Available 
> > The 7.0-BETA3 builds are now available.  If you would like to download
> I installed 7.0-BETA3-i386-disc1.iso (after checking md5 on cd) on a 4G disc
> I told sysinstall:
> 	Use whole disc
> 	A	For Auto defaults.
> 		It allocated 9M for swap !
> 		I deleted swap & /usr to get space,
> 		Allocated 100M for swap.
> 		It said not enough space (despite 3G free !)

My goodness, Julian. A 4GB disk.

I suspect that a n00b wouldn't dream of trying to use a disk that small.
I suspect that he wouldn't even know that disks that small exist(ed).

Using such a small disk is something for an expert, in which case said
expert would do the expert install and first allocate space for swap and
the rest as one file system. That method would probably yield the desired

Gary Jennejohn

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