Subject: port-i386/12855: 'sysinst' grumbles '/: file system full' and /sbin/dhclient dumps core
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 05/06/2001 22:12:19
>Number:         12855
>Category:       port-i386
>Synopsis:       'sysinst' grumbles '/: file system full' and /sbin/dhclient dumps core
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    port-i386-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun May 06 22:12:00 PDT 2001
>Originator:     Masao Uebayashi
>Release:        20010407-1.5T
SOUM Corporation, Tokyo, Japan.
(before system installed)

When I go to the network config menu (e: Utility menu -> c: Configure
network) in the sysinst program and try to perform 'DHCP autoconfiguration',
/sbin/dhclient dies as soon as it's invoked with a message '/: write failed,
file system full' displayed.

Chipset is i810 and network card seeems to be configured okay.

I guess this is caused by lack of ramdisk and there may be the (easy)
resolution for this problem, but I still think that installation program
should provide easy way which even novices (like me :-) can easily understand.

1) boot a new boot floppy
2) press e<RET> (select 'e: Utility menus')
3) press c<RET> (select 'c: configure network')
4) press <RET> (select a network interface)
5) press <RET> (perform DHCP autoconfig)

I don't know, sorry.