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Old 12-18-2002, 06:27 PM   #1
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Angry ARRGGHH Growlllll!!!


Hi All,
I download the crossover platform and it looked liked it was going to work great. Then it came up an error saying it was out fo "Free Space' in the /opt/crossover directory I created.
Now I screwed up my Linux and have to reinstall everything which only takes me 20-25 minutes.
Problem I have is HOW do increase the space in directory I create so I won't have this happen again.

Space is not a problem I have given Linux 20 GB of room to play in.

Can someone help me here.

It was so close to being where I wanted it to be.......wimmpper


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Old 12-18-2002, 06:48 PM   #2
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How are you partitioning your drive? You only have to have the / and swap partitions. That way, the 20GB will be accessible no matter what directory you are in.

It sounds like you aren't allocating enough space to the /opt partition during the install process.

Ryan
 
Old 12-18-2002, 06:50 PM   #3
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If you ran out of free space, and linux has 20 GB of space, I'd suspect that this has to do with partitioning. Did you partition your harddrive with fdisk, or did your install do it automatically? I had a similar problem before when I partitioned my harddrive for the first time.
 
Old 12-18-2002, 06:57 PM   #4
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This is a little off topic but could you read this thread about thread titles and how they help us here at LQ. Thanks.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=38725
 
Old 12-18-2002, 07:10 PM   #5
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Soory for the Title Tricky KID but it was just ment to display a little frustration.

AS the partion question are as follws
/250
/swap 400
/usr the rest of 19 gb aprox.

I mean you can't get it any better than that can you?
Why would it come saying you 30 mb of space in a directory? when I go 17-18 gb FREE.
Strange hapenings here.

Thanks
 
Old 12-18-2002, 07:17 PM   #6
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I wouldn't consider myself an expert, but /usr doesn't include /opt, so the space for /opt would come from / which you said you only alloted 250. I suspect that's where your problem is.
 
Old 12-18-2002, 07:33 PM   #7
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You are exactly right....the information you provided indicates that /opt is using space under /.

I would recommend you reinstall and create a swap partition that is double the size of your physical RAM, and a / partition with the rest of the space.

You don't need any other partitions unless you want to do quotas, etc.

Ryan
 
Old 12-18-2002, 09:01 PM   #8
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OK will try this tonight.
 
Old 12-18-2002, 11:21 PM   #9
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Ok I have now got Linux backup and running again.
This time however I made sure my / has 2 gb /swap has 2gb and /usr over 16 gb.
Hopefully this will correct any problems I had.
Thanks to all who helped out here.
 
Old 12-19-2002, 04:36 AM   #10
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SWAP 2gb! waste of space... I wish i had two gb to waste on swap. Swap will be more than happy with 250MB, especially if you have more than 128 RAM.
/ is 3-5GB, then if you want /home 2gb and /usr the rest,
For next time
HTH
-NSKL
 
Old 12-19-2002, 08:23 AM   #11
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Cool will do it next time I blow this thang up....
 
  


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