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

Robert Huff roberthuff at rcn.com
Thu Jul 1 22:29:21 UTC 2010

Henrik Hudson writes:

>  > Or just make one large partition.  Not on a server, but I don't 
>  > see much reason for using multiple partitions on a laptop.
>  Multiple partitions still isn't a bad idea if you ever have to
>  fsck and even on a desktop / laptop I usually mount /tmp as
>  noexec. (note: installworld requires exec in /tmp, so you will
>  have to remount /tmp if you use that). Also, it's easier to
>  recover if you can boot single user mode and run a quick fsck on
>  / when it's small. It doesn't happen often, but when it does it's
>  easier.

	1) The preferred backup method uses dump.
	2) dump works on entire partitions.
	2a) It makes little sense to back up 500 gbytes when all you
need to preserve is 5 gbytes.
	3) If you regularly need to dump more than a single partition,
quite a few people have scripts they will probably be willing to

				Robert Huff

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