/boot is full after running "make installkernel" on FreeBSD 8.0

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Thu Jul 1 19:10:15 UTC 2010

Chip Camden <sterling at camdensoftware.com> writes:

> I've experienced the same thing on amd64 -- the default partition size
> for root is too small.  Rather than going to the trouble of correcting
> it, I just 'rm -r /boot/kernel.old' when it fails and then redo 'make
> installkernel', and all seems OK.

That's a little dangerous, because you're deleting your last known-good
kernel.  I'd feel better about recommending just removing the
unnecessary kernel modules (which for a lot of people, is all of them).

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