Re: 6.4 - Unable to boot after successfully installed
On 11/5/2018 8:24 AM, Luthing wrote:
> Hello there,
> I'm facing a strange issue and I need help to fix it.
> I created a bootable USB key using Rufus3.3 (Windows) and I successfully
> installed OpenBSD 6.4 on my Dell server.
> After the installation is done, I cannot boot on my system...
> I can see the boot> prompt but, just after the "booting hd0a:/bsd ......"
> and before the message "entry point at 0xxxx", my server reboots....
> Sorry to don't give me more logs, but I only have access to boot> prompt.
> Can anyone help me on this please?
> Many thanks
> Sent from: http://openbsd-archive.7691.n7.nabble.com/openbsd-user-misc-f3.html >
Let me guess, you built your system using just one big root partition
instead of actually partitioning your disks or using the defaults?
On Wed, Nov 7, 2018 at 9:29 AM Luthing <[hidden email]> wrote:
> I am partitioning my disk manually like :
> ~80% for /root partition
> ~20% for swap
Try installing again using the default disklabel slice layout. If
that works that means your root file system is too big. I rarely make
my root partition any larger than 512MB (128MB-256MB is typical for
me). If the default slice sizes aren't large enough for you, adjust
them as needed. If you need a file system with a ton of space in it,
use /home for that, or make an extra slice and mount it where it makes
sense (e.g. /var/mariadb if you need a big space for a database). At
a minimum, you should have separate partitions for / (root), /usr,
/usr/local, /var and /home.
In rare circumstances I've made root file systems as large as 16GB.
But a 200GB+ root is really too much.