Re failed upgrade though 30GB disk space (Vol 1 #289)

Terry Cole sdoradus at
Tue Nov 18 11:33:41 UTC 2003

Dear List,

fedora-list-request at wrote:

>Today's Topics:
>   1. failed upgrade lack of hard disk space (Mark Loatman)
>Message: 1
>From: "Mark Loatman" <mloa727 at>
>To: fedora-list at
>Subject: failed upgrade lack of hard disk space
>Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 20:36:31 -0500
>Reply-To: fedora-list at
>I am trying to upgrade to fedora from redhat 9.  When it transfers the image 
>to the hard disk, during the upgrade, it tells me the hard disk is out of 
>space.  There is 30gb of free space on the machine.  Has anyone else had to 
>deal with this issue?
I have bad news.  Lately I have met that message around three times. 
Each time it has meant that the target partition has bad blocks.

The facility to check for bad blocks during installation formatting 
seems to have disappeared. But you can boot CD1 in rescue mode ("linux 
rescue") and check your hard disk with "badblocks".

Regards, TC

Terry Cole	BA/BSc/BE/BA(hons)	(tcole at
System Administrator, Dept. of Maths. & Stats., Otago Uni.
PO Box 56, Dunedin, NZ. 

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