Question about write failure during install

Kevin Kinsey kdk at
Fri Feb 3 15:27:37 PST 2006

Rick Hubbard wrote:

>I am tryin got install FreeBSD on a 380D IBM Thinkpad.  I get my three
>floppies to load get a write failure, filesystem is full error when the
>about 40% of the load is done from the first .iso disc.  The /mnt/usr file
>is set to 84 MB by default and the swap file is 115 MB.  I have tried to
>resize the mnt/usr/ file but can't figure out how to do it.
>The computer has a 2GB HD and 80MB memory

How are you partitioning the disk?

A 2GB HDD is probably "barely sufficient" for anything but
the "base install" unless you really have studied and planned
your installation ... so be careful what distribution packs
you ask for.  I'd leave X Windows out, and probably the
ports tree, too, until I knew I had enough space (e.g.,
after the base system was operational and I could use
dh(1) and du(1), amongst other things.

IIRC, there's a sysinstall option for "the smallest configuration
possible".  Try that one?

Kevin Kinsey

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