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Old 26th September 2007, 11:02 PM
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Fedora Core 7 - Insufficient disk space

I am trying to upgrade my core 6 os to core 7 with a bootable DVD. After setting up the installation configuration and checking the package dependencies, I recieve the following error:

There was an error running your transaction, for the following reason(s): insufficient disk space.
You need more space on the following file system
1013 MB on /mnt/sysimage/usr

See below for df output. The anaconda log has nothing in it (/root/upgrade.log). I believe anaconda is trying to install an image file or temporary files for the installation to this directory. I have tried setting the rootpath command line option for anaconda, but this does not seem to change where the packages are installed. I really don't want to change my partitions and this computer is not connected to the internet. Does anybody know what files are being copied to this directory and if there is a command line to change where these files are written? Thanks for the help.

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use
Mounted on
/dev/hda2 3.8G 300M 3.3G 9% /
/dev/hda1 99M 10M 84M 11% /boot
tmpfs 1010M 0 1010M 0% /dev/shm
961M 18M 894M 2% /tmp
3.8G 3.0G 694M 82% /usr
26G 22G 2.5G 91% /var
/dev/hdc 2.8G 2.8G 0 100%
/media/Fedora 7 i386 DVD
/dev/sda1 2.0G 1.9G 97M 96%
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Old 26th September 2007, 11:26 PM
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Perhaps you could resize the /usr partition to allow for the installation? You may need to shrink one of your other logical volumes in order to free up some room to expand the /usr volume. http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=66445

If I were in this situation, I would probably just backup my data and let the installation routine reformat the drive.

Last edited by Flu; 26th September 2007 at 11:32 PM.
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Old 27th September 2007, 09:30 PM
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Well, I really didn't want to resize partitions or move data around. I thought there was an easy way to tell anaconda to redirect the files it is writing to a different directory. Or maybe create a symlink...
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Old 28th September 2007, 09:10 AM
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Best way is to back up data and install fresh.

Upgrade from FC6 to FC7 have lot of problems.
Drive letters hdx to sdx OR stick to your old system, upgrade packages from source.
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