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Old 02-10-2005, 12:52 AM   #1
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/tmp not enough free space


I set my linux into 3 partitions. / - 4GB, /swp - 512, /home - 20 GB. I suddenly got the urge to Pear OS, a mac os x emulator. Unfortunately, it involves the creation of a 3 GB image that needs to be extracted to my /home directory. I downloaded a pre-manufactured image that's compressed. Upon extracting to the /home directory, since it become a full fledged 3 GB HDD, it says that an error occured. /tmp doesn't have enough space. My Fedora installation took about 3 GB of disk space in /. Any way to assign /tmp to the /home directory so I won't ran out of space?
 
Old 02-10-2005, 01:27 AM   #2
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do you mean free up space on /tmp? that would depend on the fs you are using. if you are trying to free up space, is it perminent? if its temporary then use a sym-link to /tmp
 
Old 02-10-2005, 01:32 AM   #3
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it just says space on my /tmp isn't enough. I found this located on my root directory. Since my root directory is only 4 GB, and fedora installation already took up 3 GB, maybe the 1 GB isn't enough for temporary processing of my request.
 
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it must be trying to use /tmp as some sort of extracting point when you are trying to install. How much more disk space do you have elsewhere?
 
Old 02-10-2005, 01:36 AM   #5
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i have more than 15 GB on the /home directory. This is also the location where i want the extracted image to be. The final size of the extracted image would be 3 GB.



I tried the same thing on another computer with a larger / directory, 10 GB, and the image file extracted without any problem.
 
Old 02-10-2005, 01:39 AM   #6
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are you sure there is no way of telling it which temporary fs to use?
 
Old 02-10-2005, 01:41 AM   #7
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Quote:
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are you sure there is no way of telling it which temporary fs to use?

What do you mean by telling it which temporary fs to use?

Can you elaborate?
 
Old 02-10-2005, 01:46 AM   #8
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well usually when you install software in linux, you get to tell the software certain parameters such as: --prefix which may usually default to / but if you are trying to install to another device then you would need to use --prefix /mnt/device/place/you/want/it. you need to try and tell it to install temp files to some place else like your extensive /home directory (at least, a directory within /home).
 
Old 02-10-2005, 01:52 AM   #9
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i see. you mean use parameters for the extraction?

but i'm not very familiar with commands for extraction of bz2 file.

Can you give me the command for extraction and parameter options to use a different drive as temp space?
 
Old 02-10-2005, 02:04 AM   #10
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ah, you didnt say that you were extracting manually either, i was hoping it wasnt entirely automated.

create a directory in /home or somewhere that has lots of room.

cd to that directory and bunzip. remember i dont really know the details of what you are doing, only what you have explained so far.
 
Old 02-10-2005, 02:08 AM   #11
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So you mean if i'm using the automated file-roller program, it uses the /tmp file in root directory, hence the problem of not enough space. If I use the manual bzip2 extraction using line commands, it won't use any /tmp space if I extract it under a partition that has lots of spaces still?
 
Old 02-10-2005, 02:25 AM   #12
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thats exactly what i mean. does it use an automated installer?
 
Old 02-10-2005, 03:21 AM   #13
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Yes, I'll try the manual one. Thanks for your help. Sorry, wasn't able to reply sooner.
 
  


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