Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 21223
Install fails during post install due to lack of disk space
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:29:58 EDT
bootnet/text/custom minimal install (firewall) onto 540 MB HD. root
partition 45 MB. Diuring the post install step, anaconda died with the
following error. Subsequent re-install with a larger / partition succeeded,
and reveals the used space on / was 38MB (leaving 7MB available).
[root@kanga /install]# cat /tmp/anacdump.txt
Traceback (innermost last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 438, in ?
intf.run(todo, test = test)
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 1030, in
rc = apply (step(), step)
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 507, in
if todo.doInstall ():
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1631, in
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/fstab.py", line 725, in
f = open (prefix + "/etc/fstab", "w")
IOError: [Errno 28] No space left on device: '/mnt/sysimage/etc/fstab'
Local variables in innermost frame:
format: %-23s %-23s %-7s %-15s %d %d
self: <fstab.NewtFstab instance at 8209c18>
You need to make your '/' partition larger. For such a small drive I would
recommend only having as small a swap as required and a '/' partition for the rest.
The reason is 'ran out of space' is because it ran out of inodes. Do a 'df -i'
and you'll see this is the case.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 21029 ***