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Old 17th August 2008
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I ran installkernel and it stopped saying the filesystem is full. I can't reboot until this is done, so any help is greatly appreciated. The HD is 30 GB, and here is the output of df and ls -la /boot

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Filesystem  1K-blocks    Used    Avail Capacity  Mounted on
/dev/ad0s1a    507630  497364   -30344   106%    /
devfs               1       1        0   100%    /dev
/dev/ad0s1e    507630      12   467008     0%    /tmp
/dev/ad0s1f  26033570 2620042 21330844    11%    /usr
/dev/ad0s1d   1119694  107154   922966    10%    /var
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total 662
drwxr-xr-x   7 root  wheel     512 Aug 17 01:08 .
drwxr-xr-x  19 root  wheel     512 Aug 15 16:50 ..
-r--r--r--   1 root  wheel    7636 Feb 24 12:52 beastie.4th
-r--r--r--   1 root  wheel    8192 Feb 24 12:52 boot
-r--r--r--   1 root  wheel     512 Feb 24 12:52 boot0
-r--r--r--   1 root  wheel     512 Feb 24 12:52 boot0sio
-r--r--r--   1 root  wheel     512 Feb 24 12:52 boot1
-r--r--r--   1 root  wheel    7680 Feb 24 12:52 boot2
-r--r--r--   1 root  wheel    1201 Feb 24 12:52 cdboot
drwxr-xr-x   2 root  wheel     512 Aug 15 16:31 defaults
-r--r--r--   1 root  wheel    1739 Feb 24 12:53 device.hints
drwxr-xr-x   2 root  wheel     512 Feb 24 12:49 firmware
-r--r--r--   1 root  wheel    2249 Feb 24 12:52 frames.4th
drwxr-xr-x   2 root  wheel     512 Aug 17 01:08 kernel
-r-xr-xr-x   1 root  wheel  253952 Feb 24 12:52 loader
-r--r--r--   1 root  wheel    7545 Feb 24 12:52 loader.4th
-rw-r--r--   1 root  wheel       0 Aug 15 16:48 loader.conf
-r--r--r--   1 root  wheel   15219 Feb 24 12:52 loader.help
-r--r--r--   1 root  wheel     385 Feb 24 12:52 loader.rc
-r--r--r--   1 root  wheel     512 Feb 24 12:52 mbr
drwxr-xr-x   2 root  wheel     512 Feb 24 12:49 modules
-r--r--r--   1 root  wheel  256000 Feb 24 12:52 pxeboot
-r--r--r--   1 root  wheel     692 Feb 24 12:52 screen.4th
-r--r--r--   1 root  wheel   36435 Feb 24 12:52 support.4th
drwxr-xr-x   2 root  wheel     512 Feb 24 12:49 zfs
Is there anything I can clean out of there?
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How is it that your root partition is full? I still have 375MB free on mine, which is 512MB.

You said that you can't boot without this completing, which implies that something is wrong with your current kernel. If you don't need it, then copy it to another location, possibly your home directory, and delete the original instance from /boot. This will free up enough space for you to install the new kernel, or at least it should.
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I did something stupid. I moved kernel.old to /root, which was on the same slice. I need some sleep.
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I would go through and delete all the kernel modules that you will not need. There is sure to be tons of them and they take up substantial space.
I found this same problem recently, I kept the same space I had before in / for 6.X and installed 7. I then ran out of space after building a new kernel also.
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Please use du to find what is tying up your space. 512 should be enough. You may have some dump files hanging around in /, or maybe /var or /tmp is on your root partition (which is wrong.)

# du -hHxd1
Check man du(1) for the meanings of those options.
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