2009/10/7 Robert Huff <roberth...@rcn.com>

>
> Jonathan Chen writes:
> >  > I just installed FreeBSD. After I installed it, I was surprised
> >  >  to find only 26M of space on /.  I used the auto-defaults during
> >  >  the Disklabel portion of the install.
> >  >
> >  > [cstankev...@crs-m6300 ~]$ df -h
> >  > Filesystem     Size    Used   Avail Capacity  Mounted on
> >  > /dev/ad4s1a    496M    430M     26M    94%    /
> >  > devfs          1.0K    1.0K      0B   100%    /dev
> >  > /dev/ad4s1e    496M     14K    456M     0%    /tmp
> >  > /dev/ad4s1f    113G    1.9G    102G     2%    /usr
> >  > /dev/ad4s1d    2.9G    7.9M    2.6G     0%    /var
> >  >
> >  > Q1: Is 26M free space on / after installing FreeBSD normal?
> >  >
> >
> >  The amount used (ie: 430M) looks about right. On my
> >  FreeBSD-7.2-STABLE/amd64, running a GENERIC kernel with a minimal
> >  /etc, my / filesystem is using 443M. However, this has a
> >  /boot/kernel and a /boot/kernel.old, both of which chews up 210M
> >  each.
>
>         Agreed.
>        Other minor suggestions to the OP: check the contents of /root,
> and move anything large that can live elsewhere and create a
> symlink.  And somethings can just be deleted: if root uses
> <preferred web browser> two or three times a year, then a large
> cache is probably superfluous.
>        Look for any ".core" files, which can usually be deleted.
>
>        It is my understanding that - providing /tmp is on a separate
> partition - / should receive very little traffic, and the size
> should stabilize quickly.
>
>
>                                        Robert Huff
>
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if only we had zfs root as standard and none of this would be an issue. 8)
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