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Sun Feb 13 17:07:29 UTC 2011
On Sun, 13 Feb 2011 08:51:12 -0800, Rem Roberti <remegius at comcast.net> wrote:
> This is a new one for me. I decided to do a manual update on my 8.1
> box, starting with csup. Buildworld went fine, as did buildkernel.
> However, when I tried to install the new kernel installkernel choked
> with an error message telling me that it could not proceed because the
> root partition was full. What! I did a df and sure enough the root
> partition was overloaded. When I installed the system I used
> sysinstalls recommended sizes for the root partion, which is around
Where is it advised to make / 10 GB? Do you have any other
functional parts that get their own partition traditionally
(such as /tmp, /var, /usr) on the / partition?
The installation process should not make the system bigger,
as updating the system usually keeps nearly the same sizes.
An exception is the kernel: Here, a backup of the previous
kernel will be generated.
On a partition / with 10 GB capacity and at least 1 GB free
you should not run into problems. Kernel and modules should
not grow bigger than that.
> Anyway, when I rebooted, the system rebooted into single user
> mode, and that is presently where I stand. I have no idea how to
> proceed at this point, and would appreciate any help in fixing this.
You could try to mount the partitions via
# mount -a
and bring up the system in multi-user mode, if possible.
You can try to make sure there is sufficient space on the
/ partition to repeat the system and kernel installation
Make sure you read the comment section of /usr/src/Makefile
which gives a very good roadmap of how to properly perform
> course, I smell a newbie type error in all of this, but haven't quite
> figured out where I went wrong.
If you can provide command output. You can use the program
"script" to make a copy of all terminal input/output to a
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