Filesystem full......

Leslie Jensen leslie at
Mon Apr 21 16:08:47 UTC 2008

Bill Moran skrev:
> In response to Leslie Jensen <leslie at>:
>> During "make installkernel KERNCONF=GENERIC" I get
>> /: write failed, filesystem is full
>> install: /boot/kernel/wlan_tkip.ko.symbols: No space left on device
>> *** Error code 71
>> output of df -H gives
>> Filesystem     Size    Used   Avail Capacity  Mounted on
>> /dev/ad0s1a    260M    259M    -20M   108%    /
>> devfs          1.0k    1.0k      0B   100%    /dev
>> /dev/ad0s1g    127G     30G     87G    25%    /home
>> /dev/ad0s1e    260M     26M    213M    11%    /tmp
>> /dev/ad0s1f     26G    6.0G     18G    25%    /usr
>> /dev/ad0s1d    260M    209M     30M    87%    /var
>> /dev/ad4s1d    387G    119G    237G    33%    /backup
>> linprocfs      4.1k    4.1k      0B   100%    /usr/compat/linux/proc
>> It's a system I've had for a few years, and it has been upgreded a few 
>> times before.
>> My question is can I get around this or have I made my / slice to small?
> Your / is too small for modern version of FreeBSD.
> However, you probably can get around this.  My / partition on a 7.X
> system is only 160M, so there's probably some stuff you can clean out
> to make room.  Do you have a /boot/kernel.old file that would free up
> some space if removed?

Thank you :-) I removed kernel.old and it gave space to do what I wanted.

A follow up question: Is there a utility like gparted for Linux, that 
can resize bsd slices?


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