/ almost out of space just after installation

Jonathan Chen jonc at chen.org.nz
Wed Oct 7 09:41:44 UTC 2009

On Tue, Oct 06, 2009 at 11:28:00PM -0700, Chris Stankevitz wrote:
> Hello,
> 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?

The amount used (ie: 430M) looks about right. On my FreeBSD-7.2-STABLE/amd64,
running a GENERIC kernel with a minimal /etc, my / filesystem is using
443M. However, this has a /boot/kernel and a /boot/kernel.old, both of
which chews up 210M each.

Jonathan Chen <jonc at chen.org.nz>
  If you're right 90% of the time, why quibble about the remaining 3%?

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