Re: Newbie Q: Part 2 - Disk space on Sol 8
From: Voitec (voitec_at_zzzzzzzzz.com)
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2003 10:03:22 GMT
"Oscar del Rio" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Voitec wrote:
> > I wanted to make / larger than 8GB but couldn't. Sol 8 will not allow me
> > have / larger than 1305MB. Since my swap is 382MB this leaves 6973MB for
> > /usr [or whatever else for that matter]. HDD = 9.1GB.
> Solaris 8 does not have a limit in the size of the root partition
> (or if it has a limit it would be much larger that a 1 GB).
> Perhaps you tried to increase the partition size during installation
> without decreasing the other partitions to make space?
This is the msg I get when I try to allocate more than 1035MB to /:
"The root (/) file system must lie entirely within the first 1023 cylinders
of the disk drive which contains it.
To fit the rot file system into the first 1023 cylinders of the disk drive,
- Install the root file system on the lowest-numbered available slice
- Reduce the size of the root slice to 1035 MB or less.
You can reduce the required size of the root slice by creating one or more
subdirectories of root (e.g. /usr, /opt, /var, or /usr/openwin) on remaining
unused slices , reserving slice 2 as the overlap slice."
Do you know a way around it?