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how to handle "no disk space" while installing cuda toolkit


I downloaded another CUDA toolkit(11.4) installation .sh and executed it to install it. However, while installing it was stopped due to no disk space.

The default install location is /usr/local/cuda-11.4 and unfortunately I only had about 5GB left under / while I had a lot of space under /data.

Filesystem                   Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
devtmpfs                      32G     0   32G   0% /dev
tmpfs                         32G  4.0K   32G   1% /dev/shm
tmpfs                         32G  1.4G   31G   5% /run
tmpfs                         32G     0   32G   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/mapper/aa	              50G   40G   11G  80% /
/dev/sda2                    509M  373M  136M  74% /boot
/dev/sda1                    256M   12M  245M   5% /boot/efi

/dev/mapper/VG00-LV_data     2.0T  1.6T  507G  76% /data

At the early stage of installation, there is a screen where I can configure what components I would like to install and where to install it.

I disabled installing other stuff except the tool kit and set the installation location to something like /data/user/cuda/cuda-11.4.

However, still the installation failed with no disk space error.

I monitored disk space usage during installation and found that even though I set the installation path to /data/user/cuda/cuda-11.4, it seemed to utilize disk space under /.


I created a symbolic link on /usr/local/cuda-11.4 directing to /data/user/cuda/cuda-11.4. And then just executed installation with default settings.

This way, the installation was utilizing /usr/local/cuda-11.4 but since this actually directs to storage under /data, I was able to avoid no disk space error.