Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 21389
Installation Error(s) - System State
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:30:03 EDT
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 1619, in
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1189, in
os.symlink(device, self.instPath + "/dev/" + cdname)
OSError: [Errno 28] No space left on device
Local variables in innermost frame:
self: <todo.ToDo instance at 82691b8>
Created attachment 5748 [details]
It looks as if the was not enough space allocated for our / partition. /tmp
and /dev partitions were not specified in disk druid.
We allocated more room for the / partition and it seemed to fix the problem.
Are there suggested sizes for partitions based on percentages of total drive
It depends on what the system is being used for obviously.
For a workstation system I would recommend
/ at least 1 gig, more like 2-3 would be safe
/home all the rest. This way you can reinstall the machine and choose not
to format the /home partition and save all your data.
We have plans to 'sanity check' the partitions before installing to make sure
that there is a minimum space available.