/ almost out of space just after installation
kraduk at googlemail.com
Wed Oct 7 14:39:54 UTC 2009
2009/10/7 Robert Huff <roberthuff at rcn.com>
> 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
> > each.
> 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.
> Robert Huff
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if only we had zfs root as standard and none of this would be an issue. 8)
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