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Re: possibly defective kernel

On Wed, 25 Jan 2012 00:43:03 -0500, Jude DaShiell wrote:

> Preconfiguring packages ...
> Selecting previously unselected package linux-image-3.2.0-1-686-pae.
> (Reading database ... 63135 files and directories currently installed.)
> Preparing to replace linux-image-3.2.0-1-686-pae 3.2.1-1 (using
> .../linux-image-3.2.0-1-686-pae_3.2.1-2_i386.deb) ... Unpacking
> replacement linux-image-3.2.0-1-686-pae ... dpkg: error processing
> /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-3.2.0-1-686-pae_3.2.1-2_i386.deb
> (--unpack):
>  failed in write on buffer copy for backend dpkg-deb during
> `./lib/modules/3.2.0-1-686-pae/kernel/drivers/media/dvb/frontends/mb86a16.ko':
> No space left on device


I had space constraints when using "virtual" filesystems (sysfs/tmpfs) in 
my small netbook with 1 GiB of ram. 

Simply unpacking operations left the "/tmp" mount point full in a hurry 
so I had to revert to the usual mount system based on real hard disk 
space rather than available memory.



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