While installing the Web logic Server on Linux server, I encountered with an error, Fatal error encountered during self-extraction No space left on device.
java -jar wls1036_generic.jar
Fatal error encountered during self-extraction No space left on device
Before starting the actual installation, installation scripts will first extract the software to temporary location. By default the weblogic software will be extracted to the /tmp directory on Linux .
If your temp directory doesn’t have sufficient space left for storing the extract contents, it will show the error: Fatal error encountered during self-extraction. No space left on device
Steps to resolve the error Fatal error encountered during self-extraction No space left on device
- Remove the unwanted items from /tmp directory and free up space. Then start the weblogic installation again .
- Change the command to redirect the software extract location to other location where you have enough space.
Eg: If you have enough space in the /u10 directory you can redirect the temp location to /u10/temp using the below command. Create the directory temp under /u10 and run ,
java -Djava.io.tmpdir=/u10/temp -jar wls1036_generic.jar
The weblogic installation will start without any error.