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Old 6th August 2008, 10:21
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Default Not enough space to compile in root dir?

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RESOLVED : GParted took care of the issue. I was using it wrong.
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I was finishing off the The Perfect Setup - Debian Etch (Debian 4.0) and ran in this lil problem when I tryed to compile ISPConfig...
Code:
blahblah:/blah/blah/install_ispconfig# ./setup
Debian 4.0
ERROR: Sie bentigen mind. 512MB Platz im /root-Verzeichnis, 
um ISPConfig zu installieren! / You need at least 512MB of disk 
space in the /root directory to install ISPConfig!
I tryed using GParted to shove stuff around and resize the boot partition and it wouldn't go near it. Probably for good cause... <smile>. Is there a way to set a swap file or alter the make file so that the compiler doesn't use the root partion as a boundry?? As I'm kinda new to linux... whats the deal with compiling inside the root partition? It is a stub or bite-code issue to do with the kernel?? Wouldn't that just need a reference?

Anyways...
Pointers to appropriate reading material much appreciated. Thanx.

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Is there a way to set a swap file or alter the make file so that the compiler doesn't use the root partion as a boundry?
No.

You need at least this space in the root partition. If you are new to linux, you should use a simpler partition scheme without a separate root partition. For Example a 10GB or 20 GB / partition, 2 GB swap and the remaining space for /var
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Old 6th August 2008, 19:25
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Thanx for the reply.
No biggie, It's not a production machine.
I've learned something valuable through it.
It's all good.
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Old 7th August 2008, 08:59
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This following is a discussion of the same topic from the Feature Request forum, that I thought should probably be continued over here. http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/sho...683#post139683
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More precisely: on the partition root sits on! It's *very* unusual to put root on its own partition.
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Ya, it was an install option. "Did I want to have separate partitions for root, var, usr, home....?" Read somewhere that if you partition certain sections, you didn't have to worry about upgrades forcing you to reinstall later. I know home was one of them, can't remember the others, or for what reason.

Anyways, always been a fan of not having big fat chunks of disk space the size of Asia. And it's an older machine, so I figured it'll probably get tired faster. LOL
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Don't know what the "upgrades forcing you to reinstall later" could mean, but partitioning "just everything" is a sure way to just run in this trap ;-) Because you have so many limits you usually will sooner or later hit a limit :-)
For a simple setup you will put everything in one partition, plus maybe another partition for /var or /home if they are expected to grow heavily. Then you can separate OS and most user/runtime data. You would normally also not actually "partition", but use LVM (logical volume manager), because LVM "partitions" can be resized later easily. On a more "paranoid" or "arcane" setup you might have an extra partition for /tmp, so that you can mount /tmp with noexecute for instance. But using a separate partition for root really is rare. Normally you don't need so much space for root, so one would tend to give it only a few. However, it's easy to hit this limit with Perl cache or compiling as root etc. later ...
If you are not using a virtual machine, but a complete new modern PC I would make one partition of 10 or 20 GB first *only* and mount that under /. Later when you know where your space goes you can easily make a physical volume of the large "remainder" of your disk and manage that with LVM. There will normally be a graphical frontend to LVM, so it's really easy. Then you just add LVM partitions like you see fit, f.i. "/work", or "/music" or so and use these for storing your larger stuff. Or you move /home from / to a partition of its own. This can all be done later. You don't need to decide at boot time. You just have to avoid partitioning all of the disk. If you can't avoid that with your installer you can also create one / partition and a second (big) /dummy partition and use the dummy partition later for LVM.
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Wow. Thanx.
This one's going to take a bit of time to digest. You covered a lot of ground.

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Old 7th August 2008, 09:56
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Will definitely keep what you said in mind.
For this box it's not that much of an issue, as it's a private experimental box.
But currently, it's also a field trip to access it's value as a solution to a
collaboration problem at work. Ironically, I assumed it was going to be more
technically oriented, and didn't expect to find accounting features in it. Major Bonus.
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