Subject: install/20335: sysinst coredumps due to lack ramdisk space
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/13/2003 23:41:29
>Number:         20335
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       sysinst coredumps when there's not enough ramdisk space
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    install-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Feb 13 15:52:01 PST 2003
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6.1_RC1
System: NetBSD 1.6.1_RC1 NetBSD 1.6.1_RC1 ( #1: Mon Feb 3 10:56:51 GMT 2003 cats
Architecture: arm
Machine: cats
While installing a new cats system based on 1.6.1, I completed the unpackage and MAKEDEV stage, at which point sysinst was about to proceed to the next step (configuring timezone/root password I think)

However it attempted to write a file to the ramdisk, which failed due to lack of space, this then caused sysinst to get an error and core dump.

This left my system functional enough to boot, but is annoying as it wasn't a clean install.

Note that I was installing sets via nfs, so network configuration had been done.
Do an install on a cats box.  I'm going to investigate further this weekend.
Probably easiest fix is to increase the cats ramdisk.