Bug 4339 - Mkbootdisk and mkinitrd generate "No space on device" error messages
Mkbootdisk and mkinitrd generate "No space on device" error messages
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mkbootdisk (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
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Reported: 1999-08-03 18:45 EDT by Marshall DeBerry
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-09 02:00:33 EST
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Description Marshall DeBerry 1999-08-03 18:45:38 EDT
After upgrading to RH Kernel 2.2.5-22, I executed the
mkbootdisk command with the options --device /dev/fd0 2.2.5-
22 and get the following output back:

Script started on Sun Aug 1 19:12:07 1999
bash# /sbin/mkbootdisk --device /dev/fd0 2.2.5-22
Insert a disk in /dev/fd0. Any information on the disk will
be lost.
Press <Enter> to continue or ^C to abort:

gzip: stdout: No space left on device
mkdir: cannot make directory `/tmp/mkbootdisk/etc': No
space left on device
mkdir: cannot make directory `/tmp/mkbootdisk/dev': No
space left on device
mkdir: cannot make directory `/tmp/mkbootdisk/boot': No
space left on device
cp: cannot create special file `/tmp/mkbootdisk/dev': File
exists
cp: cannot create regular file
`/tmp/mkbootdisk/boot/boot.b': No such file or directory
/sbin/mkbootdisk: /tmp/mkbootdisk/etc/lilo.conf: No such
file or directory
/sbin/mkbootdisk: /tmp/mkbootdisk/etc/lilo.conf: No such
file or directory
/sbin/mkbootdisk: /tmp/mkbootdisk/etc/lilo.conf: No such
file or directory
/sbin/mkbootdisk: /tmp/mkbootdisk/etc/lilo.conf: No such
file or directory
chmod: /tmp/mkbootdisk/etc/lilo.conf: No such file or
directory
/sbin/mkbootdisk: /tmp/mkbootdisk/boot/message: No such
file or directory
/etc/lilo.conf: No such file or directory
bash# exit
--------

Fixing the gzip problem in mkinitrd with the change in
command to
gzip -c9 $IMAGE >& $target

fixes the gzip problem, but I can't seem to understand what
is occuring with the mkdir message.

Thanks for any assistance.
Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 1999-09-25 14:25:59 EDT
Want to try the latest mkinitrd and mkbootdisk packages from
RawHide?  (ftp://ftp.redhat.com/rawhide/)  See if they fix the
problem.  If not, change the top line of each script from
#!/bin/bash
or
#!/bin/sh
to
#!/bin/bash -x
and post the output here.
Comment 2 Matt Wilson 2000-02-09 02:00:59 EST
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