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ROS Install - No space left on device, Fresh 16GB SD Card

asked 2012-12-30 08:16:03 -0600

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updated 2014-01-28 17:14:41 -0600

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So I'm installing ROS on a Raspberry Pi with Raspbian, and I'm generally following the debian installation procedure. When I got to step 1.3.2 and tried to run rosinstall ~/ros "" everything installs fine except for the visualization_common, gazebo and vcstools packages. I get hit with the following error:

[visualization_common] Installing (version visualization_common-1.8.4) to /home/pi/ros/visualization_common ERROR [vcstools] Tarball download unpack failed: [Errno 28] No space left on device[/vcstools]

After swapping a 4GB SD card for a 16GB SD card, here's the current state of my system (and I'm still getting these "No space left on device" errors!).

pi@raspberrypi:~$ df -h
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
rootfs           15G  2.2G   12G  16% /
/dev/root        15G  2.2G   12G  16% /
tmpfs            19M  212K   19M   2% /run
tmpfs           5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
tmpfs            37M     0   37M   0% /tmp
tmpfs            10M     0   10M   0% /dev
tmpfs            37M     0   37M   0% /run/shm
/dev/mmcblk0p1   56M   34M   23M  61% /boot
pi@raspberrypi:~$ df -i
Filesystem     Inodes  IUsed  IFree IUse% Mounted on
rootfs         974848 106097 868751   11% /
dev/root      974848 106097 868751   11% /
tmpfs           23510    228  23282    1% /run
tmpfs           23510      2  23508    1% /run/lock
tmpfs           23510      3  23507    1% /tmp
tmpfs           23510    314  23196    2% /dev
tmpfs           23510      1  23509    1% /run/shm
/dev/mmcblk0p1      0      0      0     - /boot

So, any ideas why ROS might think I have no space left?

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answered 2012-12-30 11:41:53 -0600

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Turns out, a simple Raspberry Pi firmware update fixed everything:

Always remember to update your firmware, kids!

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answered 2012-12-30 11:20:31 -0600

Eric Perko gravatar image

Can you try creating large files or otherwise unpacking that tarball manually and making sure that works without getting that type of error from your filesystem?

After a quick look at the vcstools code, that error looks like it's a Python exception. This StackOverflow looks very relevant.

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I looked at that, and started going down that path, then remembered to update my firmware =p

nckswt gravatar image nckswt  ( 2012-12-30 11:42:28 -0600 )edit

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