Sysinstall fails to re-allocate disk space.

韓家標 Bill Hacker askbill at
Fri Nov 23 09:39:15 PST 2007

Gary Jennejohn wrote:
> 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).

Bite yer tongue!

Before the anarchists took over the party we were able to install and run on 256 
*meg* (and less...).

> 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
> results.

Still works in under one GB.

IF you can find a build that hasn't been screwed with to the point it now breaks.

As 6.X has just been.

Too many of the 'experts' seem to have left the building with the QC department.


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