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Old 05-10-2007, 04:10 AM   #1
sled75
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Download failed, disk full, no bootage


Howdy, I was hoping to find an answer to a problem that I have.
I was using kget to download a new distro .iso. a huge 4.4gb image that I thought was suppose to be going to my Desktop in /home. kget pops an error, saying download failed because my disk was full. Now my Vector partition won't boot because it says that my /tmp file is full. I have booted to another working partition and tried looking for the file but there is nothing in there that has any size to it. Where would one look for a failed kget download that is hogging all my free space on /?

I have searched the man on kget and it does not mention where the temp file is stored. This was my first time using kget and maybe my last. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 05-10-2007, 04:21 AM   #2
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so you can get onto the filesystem at some level? try running "du -xh --max-depth=1 /" that'll show you the size of all top level directories residing on that physical partition. if you want to go deeper, "du -xh --max-depth=1 /var" for example...
 
Old 05-10-2007, 04:32 AM   #3
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How about /tmp being a tmpfs ??? - could get ugly.
What does df look like ???.

Edit: D'oh; missed this bit
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Now my Vector partition won't boot because it says that my /tmp file is full.

Last edited by syg00; 05-10-2007 at 04:37 AM.
 
Old 05-10-2007, 04:41 AM   #4
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Is /tmp on it's own partition? Or, do you just have a /boot and root (/) partition? If so, then it is the root partition that is full, and so there is no room in the /tmp directory.
 
Old 05-10-2007, 12:37 PM   #5
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First off... Thanks for the replies.

For some reason, when I was in the file browser, the large temp file didn't show up. But thanks to acid's suggestion I was able to track down and delete it.

Here is how it went:


[root@localhost jed]# df
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda6 5.8G 1.9G 3.7G 35% /
/dev/hda7 13G 64M 13G 1% /home
/dev/sda5 5.5G 5.3G 24K 100% /mnt/sda5

[root@localhost jed]# du -xh --max-depth=1 /mnt/sda5/
16K /mnt/sda5/lost+found
4.0K /mnt/sda5/home
5.9M /mnt/sda5/bin
3.0M /mnt/sda5/dev
8.0K /mnt/sda5/initrd
63M /mnt/sda5/lib
64K /mnt/sda5/media
84K /mnt/sda5/mnt
894M /mnt/sda5/opt
4.0K /mnt/sda5/proc
13M /mnt/sda5/sbin
8.0K /mnt/sda5/sys
64K /mnt/sda5/tmp
2.1G /mnt/sda5/usr
2.2G /mnt/sda5/var
5.4M /mnt/sda5/boot
20M /mnt/sda5/etc
6.8M /mnt/sda5/root
5.2G /mnt/sda5/


[root@localhost jed]# du -xh --max-depth=1 /mnt/sda5/var
8.0K /mnt/sda5/var/db
3.4M /mnt/sda5/var/lib
48K /mnt/sda5/var/man
16M /mnt/sda5/var/log
52K /mnt/sda5/var/run
2.1G /mnt/sda5/var/tmp
8.0K /mnt/sda5/var/lock
4.0K /mnt/sda5/var/X11R6
408K /mnt/sda5/var/cache
4.0K /mnt/sda5/var/empty
64K /mnt/sda5/var/spool
12K /mnt/sda5/var/state
2.2G /mnt/sda5/var

[root@localhost jed]# du -xh --max-depth=1 /mnt/sda5/var/tmp
2.1G /mnt/sda5/var/tmp/kdecache-jed
1.4M /mnt/sda5/var/tmp/kdecache-root
4.0K /mnt/sda5/var/tmp/tmount
2.1G /mnt/sda5/var/tmp

[root@localhost jed]# du -xh --max-depth=1 /mnt/sda5/var/tmp/kdecache-jed
4.0K /mnt/sda5/var/tmp/kdecache-jed/background
4.0K /mnt/sda5/var/tmp/kdecache-jed/help
16K /mnt/sda5/var/tmp/kdecache-jed/favicons
512K /mnt/sda5/var/tmp/kdecache-jed/http
2.1G /mnt/sda5/var/tmp/kdecache-jed/krun
2.1G /mnt/sda5/var/tmp/kdecache-jed
[root@localhost jed]# du -xh --max-depth=1 /mnt/sda5/var/tmp/kdecache-jed/krun
2.1G /mnt/sda5/var/tmp/kdecache-jed/krun

At this point, I fired up the file browser and deleted the stalled Debian download.

And this is how it looks now:

[root@localhost jed]# du -xh --max-depth=1 /mnt/sda5/
16K /mnt/sda5/lost+found
4.0K /mnt/sda5/home
5.9M /mnt/sda5/bin
3.0M /mnt/sda5/dev
8.0K /mnt/sda5/initrd
63M /mnt/sda5/lib
64K /mnt/sda5/media
84K /mnt/sda5/mnt
894M /mnt/sda5/opt
4.0K /mnt/sda5/proc
13M /mnt/sda5/sbin
8.0K /mnt/sda5/sys
64K /mnt/sda5/tmp
2.1G /mnt/sda5/usr
24M /mnt/sda5/var
5.4M /mnt/sda5/boot
20M /mnt/sda5/etc
6.8M /mnt/sda5/root
12K /mnt/sda5/.Trash-0
3.2G /mnt/sda5/

This got my Vector installation booting again
Thanks Much.

Last edited by sled75; 05-10-2007 at 12:38 PM.
 
Old 05-10-2007, 05:19 PM   #6
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For a graphical way to hunt down those drive hogs give filelight a try.
http://freshmeat.net/projects/filelight/

It's slicker than an ice cube in a hot skillet.
 
Old 05-10-2007, 09:40 PM   #7
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Debian Download huh ?

Might I suggest the 150MB Netinstall.iso instead of the DVD.iso ?
 
  


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