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#1 2023-01-01 07:21:46

kayegui
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Registered: 2022-12-20
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Installation issue; /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img

Hi Friends!

Installation on my laptop hard drive. Towards the end I got this:

==> Creating zstd-compressed initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img
zstd: error 25 : Write error : No space left on device (cannot write compressed block)
bsdtar: Write error
bsdtar: Write error
==> ERROR: Image generation FAILED: bsdtar (step 1) reported an error
error: command failed to execute correctly
(12/12) Reloading system bus configuration...
  Skipped: Running in chroot.
pacstrap -K /mnt base linux linux-firmware 75.51s user 34.68s system 11% cpu 15:33.88 total
root@archiso " # \

Yes I have searched the forum for solutions but I can't find any, or maybe too ignorant to recognize a solution when I see it.

Thank you for your time!

PS

If it matters, looking at gparted, I have a 100MB fat32 partition with "boot, esp" flags that is currently being used by another linux distro (i think) and mounted at /boot/efi

The arch wiki says that if I already have this partition, I don't need to create another one. However, the arch wiki also suggests 300MB for the EFI system partition.  I did not alter my existing 100MB partition when I mounted it on /mnt/boot during installation.

Last edited by kayegui (2023-01-01 07:32:09)

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#2 2023-01-01 08:29:31

skunktrader
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Re: Installation issue; /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img

Which part of "No space left on device" is unclear?

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#3 2023-01-01 10:43:55

kayegui
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Re: Installation issue; /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img

All of it.

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#4 2023-01-01 11:32:23

d_fajardo
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Re: Installation issue; /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img

However, the arch wiki also suggests 300MB for the EFI system partition.  I did not alter my existing 100MB partition when I mounted it on /mnt/boot during installation.

As the ArchWiki says you need at least 300 MB and you only have 100 MB. Which part of "No space left on device" is unclear?

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#5 2023-01-01 15:51:44

nl6720
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Re: Installation issue; /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img

Some of the options available to you are:

  • Use higher compression for the initramfs.
    E.g. for max compression (quite slow to compress) edit /etc/mkinitcpio.conf:

    COMPRESSION="xz"
    COMPRESSION_OPTIONS=(-9e)
  • Disable the fallback initramfs by editing /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux.preset and remove it from PRESETS.

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#6 2023-01-01 16:12:12

Scimmia
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Re: Installation issue; /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img

Removing the kms hook will also shrink the fallback a lot.

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#7 2024-01-15 15:16:37

wondertx
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Registered: 2018-08-10
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Re: Installation issue; /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img

nl6720 wrote:

Some of the options available to you are:

  • Use higher compression for the initramfs.
    E.g. for max compression (quite slow to compress) edit /etc/mkinitcpio.conf:

    COMPRESSION="xz"
    COMPRESSION_OPTIONS=(-9e)
  • Disable the fallback initramfs by editing /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux.preset and remove it from PRESETS.

Thanks a million.
I have a dual boot system whose /boot partition is 256MB, using xz shinks the image size from 236MB to 94MB

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#8 2024-01-15 15:35:26

WorMzy
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Re: Installation issue; /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img

Mod note: Closing this old topic, and moving to Installation Issues.


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