Error Encountered Trying to Load Images when Initializing Cloudera Data Science Workbench

Here are some sample error messages you might see when initializing Cloudera Data Science Workbench.

Error encountered while trying to load images.: 1
Unable to load images from [/etc/cdsw/images/cdsw_<version>.tar.gz].: 1
Error processing tar file(exit status 1): write /../..tar: no space left on device

These errors are an indication that the root volume is running out of space when trying to initialize Cloudera Data Science Workbench. During the initialization process, the Cloudera Data Science Workbench installer temporarily decompresses the engine image file located in /etc/cdsw/images to the /var/lib/docker/tmp/ directory.

If you have previously partitioned the root volume (which should be at least 100 GB), make sure you allocate at least 20 GB to /var/lib/docker/tmp so that the installer can proceed without running out of space.