Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 40851
fs image in netstg2.img is too large to fit into ramdisk
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
Description of Problem:
When I install RawHide (image as of May 16) directly from ftp.redhat.com
via ftp, I am always getting the following error:
"Error mounting /dev/ram4 on /mnt/runtime/usr (No space left on device).
This shouldn't happen, and I'm rebooting your system now."
This happens after /base/netstg2.img was successfully retreived.
Last message on 3-rd console is "* done loading 4718592 bytes"
I used fresh downloaded pcmcia.img and pcmciadd.img
Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot from pcmcia.img, then install pcmciadd.img when prompted
2. start installation from ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/rawhide/i386
Computer I am installing to is IBM Thinkpad 600E, 128Mb RAM, 6Gb IDE disk,
Intel EtherPro PCMCIA ethernet card. On 3-rd console there is
"* 126704 kB are available" message, i.e. memory recognized properly.
I already had RH 7.0 installed on this laptop via ftp with no problems.
ramdisks /dev/ram* have 4Mb size limit (4096 1k records).
netstg2.img has 4608 1k records.
However, ext2 image contained in this file has some free space. There are only
3664k used. I suppose, one may just shrink fs image.
Do you still see this problem in the more recent Rawhide releases?
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have more information.