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Old 10-30-2013, 05:35 AM   #1
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Exclamation Fedora Core 6 - LVM & space problem


Unable to update through yum: "disk requirements: at least 700MB needed on the / filesystem"

everytime i type 'yum groupinstall 'x window system', additional MB needed on the / filesystem.

/boot & the LVM are on a usb stick 8gb

How can i install x window system & gnome desktop when this is happening? What could i remove?

Already tried yum clean all, and there is only one kernel installed.

more info:

cat /etc/fstab
Code:
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/hda1 /data ext3 defaults 1 2
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/hdb /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,user,exec 0 0
/dev/sdb1 /mnt/usbhd auto noauto,user,exec,sync 0 0
/dev/sda1 /mnt/usbhd auto noauto,sync,exec,user 0 0
df -h
Code:
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00 1.2G 1.2G 8.2M 100% /
/dev/sda1 98M 11M 82M 12% /boot
/dev/hda1 73G 710M 68G 2% /data
tmpfs 502M 0 502M 0% /dev/shm
du -h --max-depth=1 on /
Code:
0 ./sys
12K ./media
1.4M ./moxa
5.5M ./bin
8.0K ./srv
16M ./sbin
1.2G ./usr
8.0K ./opt
8.0K ./home
124K ./dev
16K ./lost+found
37M ./etc
8.0K ./selinux
24K ./mnt
1.6M ./root
74M ./lib
516M ./data
0 ./proc
5.2M ./boot
1.8G .
symlinks:
tmp -> /data/tmp
var -> /data/var

du -h --max-depth=1 on /usr
Code:
248K ./local
53M ./include
443M ./share
13M ./libexec
61M ./bin
72K ./kerberos
11M ./sbin
24K ./X11R6
58M ./src
8.0K ./games
8.0K ./etc
493M ./lib
1.2G .
Thank you.

Last edited by voovode; 10-30-2013 at 05:44 AM.
 
Old 10-30-2013, 06:42 AM   #2
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Welcome to LinuxQuestions.

Even if you had the required space you will not be able to update via the normal repositories since FC 6 is no longer supported. Without knowing if you have legacy software or hardware limitations may I suggest installing the current version.

If you had the original installation CD you can configure yum to use it to install a desktop. Without knowing how the drive is currently partition or what is installed it is difficult to say how to proceed. Your / partition is only 1.2 GB of the ~8GB available.
 
Old 10-30-2013, 06:58 AM   #3
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How can I i free some space from the root?

What can I do in the current situation to save my system?
I wanted a desktop because the ttys which i was working on were not showing properly..., corrupted columns and no text at all.... After the first gnome-desktop update.
 
Old 10-30-2013, 07:05 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by voovode View Post
How can I i free some space from the root?
You don't - you need to make the root bigger.
You apparently chose to ignore this
Quote:
Originally Posted by michaelk
Without knowing how the drive is currently partition or what is installed it is difficult to say how to proceed. Your / partition is only 1.2 GB of the ~8GB available.
If there is extra room on the USB you can increase the lv for the root. Maybe the swap occupies it all, maybe not.
Not enough (relevant) info.

Last edited by syg00; 10-30-2013 at 07:06 AM. Reason: typo
 
Old 10-30-2013, 07:13 AM   #5
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What more info do you need?
 
Old 10-30-2013, 07:19 AM   #6
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Post the output of the command
fdisk -l (That is a small L and you must be root)
 
Old 10-30-2013, 07:52 AM   #7
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fdisk -l
Code:
Disk /dev/hda: 80.0GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1  1 9729 78148161 83 Linux

Disk /dev/sda: 7747 MB, 7747397632 bytes
64 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3752 cylinders
Units = cylnders of 4032 * 512 = 2064384 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 51 102784+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda2  52 985 1882944 8e Linux LVM
Thanks.
 
Old 10-30-2013, 08:37 AM   #8
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Post the output of the command
vgscan
vgdisplay
 
Old 10-30-2013, 08:41 AM   #9
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vgscan
Code:
Reading all physical volumes. This may take a while...
Found volume group "VolGroup00" using metadata type lvm2
vgdisplay
Code:
--- Volume group ---
VG Name VolGroup00
System ID 
Format lvm2
Metadata Areas 1
Metadata Sequence No 3
VG Access read/write
VG Status resizable
MAX LV 0
Cur LV 2
Open LV 2
Max PV 0
Cur PV 1
Act PV 1
VG Size 1.78 GB
PE Size 32.00 MB
Total PE 57
Alloc PE / Size 56 / 1.75 GB
Free PE / Size 1 / 32.00 MB
VG UUID IF01Kp-tYCq-rD3t-OSdA-VAeV-l1AQ-3c1w8q
thank you.
 
Old 10-30-2013, 09:35 AM   #10
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And finally the output of..
lvdisplay

It appears that your VG is only using 1.78GB even though the LVM partition is most of the drive.
 
Old 10-30-2013, 12:40 PM   #11
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do you really NEED a lvm on a usb thumb drive ?
they are GREAT on a server , but for HOME use or on a usb thumbdrive ?????
they are more work than is needed

and if you are going to use a version of fedora that is now 13 versions out of date
fedora 6 is 13 versions out of date -- it is very old and VERY DEAD !

you are not going to be able to update anything
all the ancient fedora-core6 repos are no more , they are gone .

also back in fedora 6 the lvm was still an EXPERIMENTAL option
it did not work well back then .
 
  


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