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Old 08-12-2008, 06:13 PM   #1
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installation problem: need space on / filesystem

Hi everybody, I am just installed Centos 6.7G partition of my hard disk, I know it's a very small partition but now, I only need it to test software, but when I use rpm -ivh command I got a problem telling me the package or application needs more space on the / filesystem. Down this note, I am giving you more information:

output for
$ df -h
/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00 6.7G 3.4G 3.0 G 54% /
/dev/sda1 99M 12M 83M 13% /boot
tpmfs 22M 0 252M 0% /dev/shm

and when I execute rpm command ...
$ rpm -ivh VMware-.xxxxx.rpm
preparing... #####################[100%]
installing package VMware-.xxxxx needs 479MB on the / filesystem

and then installation process completely stop, no package is installed
as I see I have enough space to install the application because I have 3G of free space according to df command.

Well, if anybody in this community has a suggestion or solution to this problem, can post it here, really thanks for your help in advance

If you need more information just tell me
Old 08-12-2008, 06:23 PM   #2
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apologies - misread - ignore

Last edited by klearview; 08-12-2008 at 07:00 PM. Reason: mistake
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Which would be a bad idea if you were for instance using gnome or kde at the time ...

Also, note that he *has* 3GB to spare, and /tmp is part of his root file-system
(no other mounted partitions). I'd recommend using strace (man strace for details)
to determine at which stage rpm decided to spit the dummy...

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Run the following command and show us what it produces (use cut-n-paste):
~> rpm -qa | grep VMware
Did you run the command:


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