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AsimCDFS Install (newbie question)
« on: November 15, 2020, 05:16:12 PM »
I am trying to reinstall my AsimCDFS install disc. I had a bad block on my org. floppy but manage to find a copy. However, when I run the install from DF0: I get the following weird error:


Sorry...an error has occurred!
Approximately 309K of disk space is needed on your sys: volume
You only have -311110K free
Delete or transfer some files from SYS: volume and try again


I have a ton of space on my SYS: drive so not sure how it's reading this message or why it's not seeing my SYS: drive?
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Re: AsimCDFS Install (newbie question)
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2020, 05:24:05 PM »
This seems to be an overflow error caused by the installer don't expect this much space, usually using less bits to represent the drive's size. If you find the cause in the installer script you can change that, or, put some stuff onto your sys drive temporarily to try and fix this.

e.g. older 'Info' commands did not recognize multi-GB drives correctly.
 

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Re: AsimCDFS Install (newbie question)
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2020, 05:30:49 PM »
I can see the install script but really don't have much knowledge to fix this issue? Should I upload the script here for review?
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Re: AsimCDFS Install (newbie question)
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2020, 05:33:04 PM »
If the second option is feasable, try it first. Just dump a big movie file onto your Sys: partition to reduce its free space.
 

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Re: AsimCDFS Install (newbie question)
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2020, 05:58:09 PM »
ok, to be clear just copy/dump a large enough file on my SYS partition so that the software can see "positive" space?
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Re: AsimCDFS Install (newbie question)
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2020, 05:59:35 PM »
Yes. Just leave a reasonable free space left, not in the GB ballpark if possible.

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Re: AsimCDFS Install (newbie question)
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2020, 06:58:44 PM »
it worked! Thank you sooo much, not sure I would have figured that one out!
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Re: AsimCDFS Install (newbie question)
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2020, 07:34:49 PM »
This is a common problem with older software. For instance installing AMOS face the same issue. Those installers are expecting several 100s of MB hard drive space, not GB. So they fail because of the number sizes they account for, like millions vs billions.
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