[Trac-bugs] [PC-BSD Trac] #329: Installation error claims /var is too small when it isn't

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Fri Jul 16 14:55:43 PDT 2010

#329: Installation error claims /var is too small when it isn't
 Reporter:  joehache       |       Owner:  kris   
     Type:  System Defect  |      Status:  new    
 Priority:  blocker        |   Milestone:  8.1    
Component:  Installer      |     Version:  8.1-RC1
 Keywords:                 |  
 I am attempting to install PC BSD 8.1 RC1 amd64 on an Intel i7 with two
 hard drives (SSD is ada1 and normal is ada0).

 My first attempt involved me creating partitions manually with /var being
 set to 2GB; I then got an error message saying "'/var' file-system is
 below the required minimum: 8000.  I thought that was a high minimum for
 /var, but switched it to 8GB, then 10GB and got the error both times
 before aborting the install.  I thought that perhaps it wasn't reading the
 new value of /var.

 Next install I try the same thing, putting in the following values:

 ada1 / 2048 ZFS
 ada1 /usr 5574 ZFS
 ada0 none 12288 SWAP
 ada0 /var 10240 ZFS
 ada0 /tmp 10240 ZFS
 ada0 /root 1024 ZFS
 ada0 /home 819200 ZFS

 After getting the same error message, I try different variations thinking
 it may be the ZFS type, but none of the three UFS options work either.  I
 am not able to continue with the installation, and do not want to auto-
 partition as I want my SSD to receive / and /usr which should be the least
 written to once the system is up and running.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.pcbsd.org/ticket/329>
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