I am building a Red Hat ES release 4 system and am stumped by a problem installing some software. RPM is unable to create some file in /var/tmp.

If root does 'touch /var/tmp/blah' it returns 'No space left on device'

df -h /var returns 1.3G available

There are no quotas. It should be pretty much a vanilla install of RHES 4 from dell.

Anyone have any ideas?