/boot is full after running "make installkernel" on

Bill Tillman btillman99 at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 7 00:02:55 UTC 2010

Thanks guys.


Doesn't that seem odd that the "default" partition size for root
(512M) isn't quite big enough?

Should I make the partition size slightly larger (on future installs)
to eliminate this problem?


I had the same problem and since my drives are large I just started making all my new builds with / set for 1G. As I understand it this is not actually the solution the "in the know" folks recommend. I was advised to just delete kernel.old. Of course this will work but what about when you might need kernel.old to get you out of a jamb or just want to keep it for nostalgia.
I think I'm finally at the point where I will stop doing make buildworlds unless absolutely needed. I've been keen on doing this regularly but I really should adopt the policy of if it ain't broken don't fix it.


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