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Old 02-08-2011, 12:25 PM   #1
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Trouble installing a program


I am trying to load vmware server. When running vmware-install.pl it asks where to load the bin files. Default is /usr/bin. Cool with me, so I accept then get the error:

"There is insufficient disk space available in /usr/bin. Please make at least an additional 5924k available or choose another directory."

Ok, so in my searches, most cases people actually do have a full disk. I have 30gb free. Another post somewhere stated it could be the file system used, so I tried different file systems. Now I am back on etx3. What's odd is when I blow away the OS and reload and try to install VMware again, I get a different number to be "freed" in the error. Choosing another directory only yeilds a different disk space request.

If I am missing any helpful info let me know. This newb appreciates your help!

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Old 02-08-2011, 07:18 PM   #2
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"There is insufficient disk space available in /usr/bin. Please make at least an additional 5924k available or choose another directory."
Take a look at your vmware domain setup. Can you increase the amount of memory (or disk space) allocated to the domain?

If so, does that fix the problem?
 
Old 02-08-2011, 08:23 PM   #3
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Take a look at your vmware domain setup. Can you increase the amount of memory (or disk space) allocated to the domain?

If so, does that fix the problem?
I am not sure what you are referring to. The linux distro is not conencted to the domain, just a stand-alone setup at the moment. Other than that im not sure what else "domain" would refer to in the linux world. Thanks for your reply, I was beginning to get worried that no one could help.

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Can you please post the output of "df -m" on that box?
 
  


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