/ almost out of space just after installation
roberthuff at rcn.com
Wed Oct 7 12:27:00 UTC 2009
Jonathan Chen writes:
> > 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
Other minor suggestions to the OP: check the contents of /root,
and move anything large that can live elsewhere and create a
symlink. And somethings can just be deleted: if root uses
<preferred web browser> two or three times a year, then a large
cache is probably superfluous.
Look for any ".core" files, which can usually be deleted.
It is my understanding that - providing /tmp is on a separate
partition - / should receive very little traffic, and the size
should stabilize quickly.
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