Re: help needed: install failure due to massive disk use
i've tried what you suggested,
to use apt-get alone.
apparently, dselect isn't the culprit,
and neither is apt-get.
in fact, with "nothing" running,
disk space seems to decrease equally fast.
i originally suspected some obscure logging,
and killed klogd, but that wasn't it too.
is there anyway to find out which process
is writing to disc?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kent West" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2002 12:04 AM
Subject: Re: help needed: install failure due to massive disk use
> Stormjumper wrote:
> > 1. went to www.debian.org -> debian_on_cd -> net_install,
> > downloaded network install minimal cd from
> > http://markybobdeb.sourceforge.net/elf/
> > 2. wrote the iso image to cd, booted it up,
> > and ran thru the base install successfully,
> > and rebooted.
> > 3. after the reboot, dselect ran automatically,
> > allowing me to add the usual packages. i did,
> > and downloading commenced.
> > 4. HOWEVER, downloading failed midway,
> > complaining of insufficient disc space.
> > i allocated around 2.5gb for /,
> > and the package selected were the default,
> > and was 90+ mb only, or 100+ mb when installed.
> > 5. so i retried steps 1-3, doing another install.
> > 6. this time, at stage 3, i used ALT-F2,
> > logged in to another console, and manually
> > monitored disk usage using "du -h".
> > to my surprise, disk space was being used
> > much faster than data, approx 1mb / min.
> Weird. I don't have an answer, but you might try stopping dselect from
> running at step 3, then running
> apt-get update
> apt-get upgrade
> and see what happens.
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