Newbie Upgrading 4.8 - 5.2, filesystem full

Danny Pansters danny at
Tue Feb 10 06:36:35 PST 2004

On Tuesday 10 February 2004 10:10, Richard Beyer wrote:
> Thanks Jez,
> Here's my df -h
> Filesystem    Size   Used  Avail Capacity  Mounted on
> /dev/ad0s1a   126M   106M   9.4M    92%    /
> /dev/ad0s1f   252M   9.6M   222M     4%    /tmp
> /dev/ad0s1g    72G   2.7G    64G     4%    /usr
> /dev/ad0s1e   252M    51M   181M    22%    /var
> procfs        4.0K   4.0K     0B   100%    /proc
> It's an 80Gig HDD and I was using the sysinstall | upgrade | all | include
> ports

I run 5.2.1-REL. Here are some differences:

4.x: kernel and modules reside in /kernel and /modules, there's a /standl 

5.x: kernel and modules reside in /boot/kernel, there's a /rescue replacing 
the old /stand (sysinstall in /usr/sbin now)

So, if you delete old 4.x kernel(s) and modules and nuke /stand if you don't 
want it anymore you should probably be able to free some space. 5.x also uses 
somewhat more space in / but the difference isn't that much:
Filesystem   1K-blocks    Used    Avail Capacity  Mounted on
/dev/ad0s1a     253678   54124   179260    23%    /

most of this is in /boot:

%du /boot
18      /boot/defaults
16586   /boot/kernel
1732    /boot/modules <-- appears that the nvidia module sits here, weird..
16602   /boot/kernel.old
35816   /boot



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