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

Chip Camden sterling at camdensoftware.com
Thu Jul 1 19:28:24 UTC 2010

On Jul 01 15:10, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> 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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Could you expand on that?  I'd prefer a less risky option, especially
because I always get this paralyzing fear that I'll accidentally hit
Enter after I've typed 'rm -r /'

Sterling (Chip) Camden
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