/ almost out of space just after installation
luvbeastie at larseighner.com
Wed Oct 7 08:06:12 UTC 2009
On Tue, 6 Oct 2009, Chris Stankevitz wrote:
> I just installed FreeBSD. After I installed it, I was surprised to find
> only 26M of space on /. I used the auto-defaults during the Disklabel
> portion of the install.
> [cstankevitz at crs-m6300 ~]$ df -h
> Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
> /dev/ad4s1a 496M 430M 26M 94% /
> devfs 1.0K 1.0K 0B 100% /dev
> /dev/ad4s1e 496M 14K 456M 0% /tmp
> /dev/ad4s1f 113G 1.9G 102G 2% /usr
> /dev/ad4s1d 2.9G 7.9M 2.6G 0% /var
> Q1: Is 26M free space on / after installing FreeBSD normal?
Goodness! What version did you install?
> Q2: Will I be able to install GNOME, Firefox, download 30 MB of files, and
> place them on my GNOME dekstop? (I believe the desktop is located at
> /home/cstankevitz/.desktop aka on the root partition where there is only
> 26M of free space)
The default installation used to make /home a symbolic link to
> Q3: Which changes, if any, should I make to my system?
Move /home to /usr/home and create a symbolic link /home -> /usr/home
That should give you some breathing room in / unless you have the bad habit
of running as root and crud accumulates in /root or you keep several
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