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Old 03-27-2003, 09:01 PM   #1
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solaris 8 Sparc problems


I'm trying to lock down solaris 8 on a Sunblade 100 workstation. I used the multilingual "Operating enviroment
Installation CD" (8 10/00).
I then installed the "solaris 8 software" (1/01) (two disks).

I was able to login as root and create a couple of user
accounts. I then installed the "companion" cd which includes some of the development tools (ie.. gcc, python, etc...).

three of the packages failed to install.
Systems/Daemons
X/Applications
X/Window Managers

I think it said lack of disk space on / partition??
(it is a 15GB drive, so there should be plenty of space.)

Then I rebooted the machine and attempted to login as one
of the newly created users. It gave me the login screen,
but never prompted me for a new-user password. It just
cuts out and goes back to the login screen. I was able to
login and create a new password in command line mode only at the shell level.


When logged in as root in CDE, I keep getting messages like

last message repeated 25 times
sendmail[447]: NOQUEUE: low on space (have 0, SMTP-DAEMON needs 101 in /var/spool/mqueue)

and occasionally

ufs: NOTICE: reallocg /: file system full
ufs: NOTICE: alloc /: file system full

when I tried to install Gnome desktop, I again got an error
message "device is full"

I am confused, and don't know what to do.
I choose an "initial" install of the OS, so the disk
was formatted and started from scratch. I don't know why
I can't login to a desktop environment with any users,(except root), and I keep getting errors that there
is not enough disk space.

HEEELLLLLPP me.

Is there something that I need to do to enlarge the / partition at install.

I also noticed that my users home directories were being created as /user1 and /user2, instead of /home/user1.


Any info would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance

Bryan-
 
Old 03-28-2003, 09:16 AM   #2
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I suspect that when you sliced up the disk that you made the / slice just a wee bit to small. I believe that the SFW packages install to /opt. Unless you made a separate /opt slice they're going into the / slice.
 
Old 03-28-2003, 10:42 AM   #3
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I suspect that when you sliced up the disk that you made the / slice just a wee bit to small. I believe that the SFW packages install to /opt. Unless you made a separate /opt slice they're going into the / slice.


At installation time, I don't recall setting the size of
the / slice. I do recall formatting the root disk
/dev/dsk/c0t0d0.

Disk Slice: /dev/dsk/c0t0d0
size : 512MB
Start Cyl : 0

installer will use /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s1

The size refers to the swap slice (right), how would
I resize the / slice during installation to avoid this
problem.

Thanks,

Bryan
 
Old 03-28-2003, 10:52 AM   #4
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I suspect that when you sliced up the disk that you made the / slice just a wee bit to small. I believe that the SFW packages install to /opt. Unless you made a separate /opt slice they're going into the / slice.

Thanks for the reply stickman. You are right, the companion
software does install to /opt/sfw. Currently the programs
reside in /opt/sfw/bin. Is it this software that boggs down
my / slice?

Do i need to create a seperate slice for this software?


Thanks again,

Bryan
 
Old 03-30-2003, 06:17 PM   #5
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First thing first, take the Installation CD and chuck it out a window. This CD uses WebStart and is attempts to do everything for you.
You can use Software disk 1 of 2 & 2 of 2 to install everything. Just boot off of the 1/2 disk.

If you don't feel like going through the whole process over, then you can try some hacking on the filesystem to fix the problem.
The first option is to move (mv) your "sfw" directory from the /opt directory (/ partition) to another partition (i.e. mv /opt/sfw /usr/sfw), then make a soft link from /usr/sfw to /opt/sfw (ln -s /usr/sfw /opt/sfw).
The trick when you do this is that you run the risk of subsequent installations of gnu software clobbering the soft link in /opt and recreating the /opt/sfw directory. You can prevent this if you are installing all the gnu software by hand by responding "n" to the question about overwriting this soft link.

The second option is to create an /opt partition, but this will only work if your installation left some spare room on the HD. You may want to post up the output of your /etc/fstab file (or is it /etc/vfstab?, I am away from my sun box right now) and the output of "df -k". That way we can determine if your system is using all the drive space available.
 
  


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