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Old 02-18-2004, 02:17 PM   #1
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"No space left on device" error


I am having trouble re installing Slackware linux 9.1. I installed it about a 2 weeks ago from cd rom and it worked fine, i really liked it. However i had to uninstall it for complicated reasons and now on reinstalled I am having serious problems with my install. I make linux and swap partions in partition magic and then reboot from CD rom, all is well, then i run setup and it finds my partitions just fine, when i start installing packages it goes fine through the first 3 or 4 and then I get this error:

"/usr/lib/setup/installpkg: cannot create /mnt/var/log/setup/tmp/controlns2354 no space left on device"

This is the error i get in the bash, just after this error apears setup gives me a similar error saying that the file coreutilties is corupt or the media is corrupt. I found this hard to believe as i had installed from the same disks only 2 weeks ago, but i decided to try making new disk so i re downloaded the iso's and made new disk, going through the process again resulted in the exact same error. I also tryed partitioning the drive using cfdisk with the same results. I know their is enough space on the disk, and i have tried numerous different methods, all resulting in the same error. Could someone please help me, i have looked everywhere else for help with no one seeming to experience this error. Thanks
 
Old 02-18-2004, 06:55 PM   #2
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Try downloading a 3rd party partition utility that you can boot to. Use that to completely erase your hard drive, and then install Slack. It should work fine after that. I think the probem you are having is that there are still some files that are not being removed from the drive for some reason
 
Old 02-20-2004, 11:35 AM   #3
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Thanks for the input I tried what you said Linuxblackbox with no change to the error. I have been working on this problem for about three weeks and have tried everything except totally reformat the hardrive as I have windows on their already. I am going to try that this morning after backing up about 6 cd's worth. (This is @#$%@$# frustrating, what ever anyone says about linux being easy is wrong)
 
Old 02-20-2004, 07:10 PM   #4
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That is odd that it dosnet work. You didnt happen to try a scandisk to check for phisical errors did you? It could be corrupted somehow, although I cant see how installing and removing slack would corrupt it. If there are no errors, then I would probably do exactly as you are doing. If even THAT dosnet work, you should call the hard drive manufacturer or check your computer's warranty if it has one.
 
Old 05-05-2004, 01:33 PM   #5
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Hi guys
I too have been having this problem.
I have nothing on this hd
attempted inst Impi (S\african distro) which worked livecd
but not install (installs then gets to enter new username then, System Halted - Machine Off)
restart and after a fashion the screen fills up with 40404040's
anyhow, off topic
attempted Gentoo inst, bad plan, same error as above reply (thread), not enough space?
8Gb /
128mb swap

thought maybe bad cd...
attempted slack 9.1
same problem...

dont wanna go back to mandrake, especially not windows!!!
would appreciate some help...

thanks

alphryde
 
Old 03-08-2008, 01:14 AM   #6
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what about inodes

you should try reformat your Linux partition (with ext2 OR ext3 filesystem) using your distro's install script (or GUI setup program).

the error also may caused by inodes problem

try
Code:
df -i
in bash (use another screen during installation or boot from other media kinda flash memory or LiveCD)
if it shows that 100% of avaliable inodes used in any partition - reformat it or use tune2fs
 
Old 03-08-2008, 03:30 PM   #7
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Hi,
Quote:
Originally Posted by UrbanHero View Post
you should try reformat your Linux partition (with ext2 OR ext3 filesystem) using your distro's install script (or GUI setup program).

the error also may caused by inodes problem

try
Code:
df -i
in bash (use another screen during installation or boot from other media kinda flash memory or LiveCD)
if it shows that 100% of avaliable inodes used in any partition - reformat it or use tune2fs
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