Subject: install/24737: i386/1.6.2 sysinst overflows '/' if "progress meter" is selected
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 03/11/2004 01:52:04
>Number:         24737
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       i386/1.6.2 sysinst overflows '/' if "progress meter" is selected
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    install-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Mar 11 01:53:01 UTC 2004
>Originator:     Todd Whitesel
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6.2
	NetBSD Developer
System: NetBSD 1.6.2 NetBSD 1.6.2 (GENERIC) #0: Tue Feb 10 21:53:10 UTC 2004 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
	Apparently sysinst has a new feature to show a progress meter when
	extracting files, but this requires more space in /tmp or something.
	Burn an ISO of i386/1.6.2. Install a machine with a full distribution.
	When it asks you if you want to see filenames as they are extracted,
	choose the new "progress meter" option. Later on (for me it was around
	the time of setting the root password) you will see
		/: write failed, disk is full
	and sysinst will flop around uselessly.
	Simple workaround would be to increase the size of the install kernel
	ramdisk filesystem, or reduce the inodes on it.