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Old 12-26-2009, 04:59 PM   #1
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fedora-11 live usb - only persistent file space issues


hi, i just set-up my fedora-11 live usb again but i see the space left on '/' is less than 800mb (i created a 6.4gb persistent file).
when i try to scp a 1gb xvid file to my $HOME it gives me 'no space left on device' ('/' would say 4kb is left and /mnt/live would say 5.4gb is left).

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[liveuser@localhost ~]$ df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/live-rw   3.0G  2.2G  796M  74% /
tmpfs                 994M  116K  994M   1% /dev/shm
/dev/sdb1             7.4G  715M  6.3G  11% /mnt/live
varcacheyum           994M     0  994M   0% /var/cache/yum
/tmp                  994M   16K  994M   1% /tmp
vartmp                994M     0  994M   0% /var/tmp
is there any way to save more stuff ?
thx,

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Old 12-28-2009, 06:46 AM   #2
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so, you are expecting your $HOME to live in /mnt/live and it seems like it is not. Why not just create a soft link to point your $HOME to /mnt/live (and of course move your home stuff over there).
 
Old 12-28-2009, 11:48 AM   #3
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thanks, also it is not just my home. everytime i yum install something it shrinks down the size of the harddrive. i am at about 385mb left and i am afraid if i yum install openoffice and all of its modules i will be left with less than a few megabytes.
any hope for that ?
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is there anyway to make '/' live in '/mnt/live' where all of my free space seems to be ?
the reason why i used ext2 instead of fat32 is because i thought that ext2 was capable of persistent files larger than 2gb ?

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Old 12-29-2009, 05:54 AM   #4
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Is the disk registering as standard fdisk partitions or LVM LV's?
Eitherway, could you shuffle things around, effectivley relocating the files on /mnt/live, blow away that partition and recreate as something smaller and move the files back. Then with whatever you have remaining increase the size of '/' by that amount?
 
Old 12-29-2009, 11:04 AM   #5
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^ hi i am not sure how to check about lvm; i just ran this command as normal to make the liveusb:
Code:
livecd-iso-to-disk --overlay-size-mb 6334 ./stuff/Fedora-11-x86_64-Live.iso /dev/sdb1
i am cautious that by fiddling around like you prescribe would make the live-usb not able to boot.

i'd have to do that while running the live-usb because if i mount the usb on my red-hat machine, it will see it as one 7.5gb partition containing mostly the 6.4gb sparse file.
 
  


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