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getting arror while installing Free BSD after replacing faulty disk

 
kashyapi
Frequent Advisor

getting arror while installing Free BSD after replacing faulty disk

Hi
I am getting following error while i am installing free BSD after replacing the system disk as it failed.
"write failed file system is full"
System Model DL380 G4
Firmware Revision 1.62


Please help me.
4 REPLIES
leibhold
Occasional Advisor

Re: getting arror while installing Free BSD after replacing faulty disk

Might help to have more information.

When does this occur ? On boot from install CD or at some stage in the process ?
leibhold
Occasional Advisor

Re: getting arror while installing Free BSD after replacing faulty disk

http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?s=d8ddcfab011fbb2f5d46796dfa9bdf2c&t=1635

http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=4502

Might help - appears the auto partition might not be the way to go as the root might end up too small.
kashyapi
Frequent Advisor

Re: getting arror while installing Free BSD after replacing faulty disk

i am getting this error when am trying to boot from Free BSd 5.1 CD and install the OS.Any of the option i am selecting i am getting the same error.Is there any BIOS upgrade required as we replaced the new disk.In the DiskArray there are 6 disks.
leibhold
Occasional Advisor

Re: getting arror while installing Free BSD after replacing faulty disk

If the previous disk and machine were running 5.1 BSD then I personally would not expect you to have to do a firmware upgrade.

You have either incorrectly partitioned the disk or there was a bug reported in 5.1 BSD boot but never verified.

http://freebsd.monkey.org/freebsd-questions/200308/msg01492.html

http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/2004-January/031404.html

Maybe try 5.2 BSD ?



> Hi!
>
> Does anybody explain me why i can't install FreeBSD on new HDD?
> I have just NTFS hard drive formatted, but when i start freebsd install i see next:
> Probing devices (this can take a while)
> And next:
> /:write falied, filesystem is full
> What is it?
> What I must do next?
>
> Thanks.
> Denis.
Off the top of my head, I could be wrong here though.
If you haven't given up some space on that NTFS hard drive you are not
going to get anywhere. By space I mean some unpartitioned area of the
hard drive that will have enough free space to meet the demands of your
freebsd install. You'll most likely need some sort of partioning utility
to shrink a NTFS partition down.
The other possability is you did make a partition (slice in FreeBSD
parlance) and indeed ran out of space and all them bits were getting
squished together and *poof* filled up your file system.
You'll need to make more room. I'm not sure how much space is required
for a FreeBSD install, you can check the documentation for that, and
then make a slice or slices the combined size you'll need. And don't
forget about swap space.