Linux - DesktopThis forum is for the discussion of all Linux Software used in a desktop context.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I am running Fedora 16 64bit. I have a 80 GB hard drive. The /home
partition is showing 38GB. I have only 1 user set up on the system.
I am getting out of space messages in the "User" folder. From what I can determine the "User" folder is using 25 GB.
I am not sure if the single user can use all the available space of 38GB, ie expands automatically or there is an allocation of, in this case only 25 GB for the single user. If there is an allocation of only 25 GB for the "user" how do I expand the 25 GB size to make use of the remaining 13 GB or there abouts.
WShat other options are there to make more space availble
first I assume that you mean /usr when you refer to the "User folder". If you are using LVM then you should be able quite easily shrink /home and expand /usr. If not you can probably achieve this using "Parted Magic" from a live CD or USB stick.
Hopefully this will help point you in the right direction.
Thanks for the reply I see the confusion.
The "user" folder being refered to is in the /home partition. Like for example
"/home/Joe" In this case "Joe" being the "user" It is the Joe folder that is reporting out of space when I try to add anything else.
ok I understand now. What exactly are these "of space messages"? Something in /var/log/messages or some sort of gui perhaps?
Also, just to confirm how much space you really have can you please post the output of