/: write failed, filesystem is full

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Wed Sep 3 23:22:54 UTC 2008

On Wed, 3 Sep 2008 17:30:58 +0200, Nikola Knežević <laladelausanne at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to install FreeBSD 7.0 on our new server (Intel Xeon 2x4- 
> core machine), which has a 250GB SATAII disk. I used -bootonly CD  
> image, and assigned whole disk to FreeBSD. Breakdown is:
> / - 2GB
> swap - 4GB
> /var - 9GB
> /tmp - 4GB
> /usr - 213GB
> As soon as I start copying files from FTP, this is the error I get:
> /: write failed, filesystem is full
> This shouldn't happen, since sysinstall did newfs on these partitions.
> What to do?

Something went wrong when specifying the disks where the OS
is to be installed to. As it has already been mentioned, /
is placed on a RAM disk. Extraction of the OS's components
has to go to the mountpoints where your correctly created
partitions reside (which are more than big enough, especially
regarding /, I think).

Did you do the installation via the sysinstall utility? If
not, make sure the correct mount points are given for the
software installation, e. g.

	/dev/ad0s1a -> /mnt/
	/dev/ad0s1d -> /mnt/tmp
	/dev/ad0s1e -> /mnt/var
	/dev/ad0s1f -> /mnt/usr
	/dev/ad0s1g -> /mnt/home

The structures in / (/bin, /usr/local etc.) are not the
structures you want to have on the disk you're installing on.

PS. Where's your /home partition? :-)

>From Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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