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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?
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.
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).
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?