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Old 11-30-2007, 02:45 PM   #16
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6GB is small but possibly possible for FC.
You can make life easier, when pushed for space, by not allocating different partitions to / /boot /home /usr and /var That way, any free sace can be allocated as needed instead of an individual partition running out of space.
So: Repartition: Give swap 256MB and let / have the rest. No other partitions.
Then try installing.

My post #7 was spot on, from what you have posted as the output of df -h
Disks are cheap now, why don't you just get a bigger one? If money is tight, go to the recycling centre and help yourself to a few. Most will work
 
Old 12-01-2007, 04:53 PM   #17
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Eh, of course I suspected the 6Gb to bee a little too small...but the lesson is learned. At re-install (hopefully not just yet) I'll calculate for more efficient spacing. In the mean time of course, my BIG question remains : what if this happens on an active (and needed) server that has some "mileage" and a re-install is not an option? Well, that's a good lesson to learn, I'd say...

As far as bigger disks go - I have the address of a (local - Flanders) shop that deals in second-hands with some waranty as well. The site shows some fine thingies...I should go shopping, I guess...

The live-CD I thought I had, turned out to be a Linux-on-a-CD-Demo for windows systems and is called "live CD" - what a bummer...nonetheless, a Live CD (a real one this time) is being prepped for me.

Oh well...

Clicks!

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Old 12-02-2007, 02:10 AM   #18
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I would agree with tredegar that allocating the different partitions like /boot /var /home /usr was not necessary, especially on a harddrive of this size. There use to be some very good reasons for separating /boot, but it is not as much a factor anymore with the exception of using LVM.

If this were a production system with data that needed saving I would start by merging the hda5 (/) and hda6 (/var) filesystems together. I pick those because it appears they are located next to each other and would give the most benefit right off. To make certain I would look at the start and end points on the output of fdisk -l. Sometimes the order can get mixed up. There are a few different ways to accomplish the merge and I'm sure someone else has another method. I would do it using a Live or Rescue CD to allow me to work with the filesystems both mounted and unmounted. Take a look at the man page for resize2fs. Basically you would have to migrate the data in /var temporarily to /home/var using cp -a. Then resize / using fdisk and resize2fs to include what was once hda6 as part of hda5. Copy the data from /home/var to / using cp -a. Finally remove the entry in fstab for /var. I left out a few steps with creating mount points and mounting and unmounting. Another harddrive or an NFS mount would simplify the entire process.

Bill
 
Old 12-29-2007, 01:23 PM   #19
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Hi,

Ok, bad news...I HAD to do a re-install. Did'nt have anymore time to spare...what is "funny" though is that the partitiontable is completely different/simpler (two partitions instead of some five-odd) - but this install is a workstation and not a server...

Happy hollydays and thanks for the help and the tips!!!

Thor
 
Old 12-29-2007, 04:37 PM   #20
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Glad to hear you have it working! You should still think about upgrading to a newer distro though. If you like Red-Hat give Fedora a try.


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my BIG question remains : what if this happens on an active (and needed) server that has some "mileage" and a re-install is not an option?
Well the first thing would be to know more about how linux works. It all depends on how the server is set up. Most have the / partition separate, also have /var /home more like your first partition setup. With root on it's own partition you can safely rebuild if need be and the data should be safe. But anyone that knows anything about computers would know to make or have backups of any and all data they can't afford to lose.

EDIT: I should add, any server that is "needed" that if it goes down would cripple a company, should be running mirrored/backup server so if the one goes down the backup would take over.

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