Bug 86151

Summary: No space left on device
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Lap Nguyen <lnguyen>
Component: mkbootdiskAssignee: Peter Vrabec <pvrabec>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Version: 8.0CC: grgmiller
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Hardware: i386   
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Description Lap Nguyen 2003-03-14 22:03:08 UTC
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Description of problem:
Kernel: 2.4.18-14

I run "mkbootdisk 2.4.18-14" at command prompt, but I get these error messages:

gzip: stdout: No space left on device
cat: write error: No space left on device
cat: write error: No space left on device

I determine there's no space left on the floppy disk (100% used). I have several
machines here, some I can run mkbootdisk, but some I can't (it produces the same
errors as above). 

what are other alternative ways to do 'mkbootdisk' to write onto different
devices or even its hard drive?

Can I use one floppy bootdisk for all of my machines if they have the same kernel?

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.mkbootdisk kernel_here
3.mkbootdisk kernel_here

Actual Results:  same errors as above

Additional info:

Comment 1 Gregory Miller 2003-12-30 20:33:18 UTC
I have a similar problem using RH9 with the latest kernel patch
2.4.20-27.9.  It works fine with 2.4.20-20.9, but with ...27.9 I
get the error:

cp:  writing `/tmp/mkbootdisk.gIKbeP/initrd.img': No space left on device
cat: write error: No space left on device
cat: write error: No space left on device

Note:  it is not the case that my /tmp or other file systems are

Comment 2 Peter Vrabec 2004-11-09 15:19:47 UTC
- U can compile your own smaller kernel and use mkbootdisk with it.
- Create iso image using mkbootdisk and burn iso on cdrom

U can use one floppy bootdisk for your machines, there is a copy of
kernel on the floppy bootdisk. But the kernel must include support for
machine hardware.