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Old 06-29-2003, 12:57 PM   #1
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Angry boot fail - no space on "/"


No idea what happened....got errors when trying to open programs....rebooted.....FAIL... errors show no free space on / ...
all used... I just installed 2 days ago and it was fine...I run df and get:

FILESYSTEM Size Used Avail Use% Mounted On
/dev/hdb5 494M 493M 0 100% /


HELP !!!

Thanks,

Stev
 
Old 06-29-2003, 01:14 PM   #2
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Hi

check out how many space is used in /var/log

also 494M is not that much ... increase the size of this partition to 1 gig or summin ...

cu
 
Old 06-29-2003, 01:23 PM   #3
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Can I do that without losing data? How?
 
Old 06-29-2003, 01:31 PM   #4
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What command could I use to find out what file is eating up more that 200Mb of filespace on the / mount?? checked in the /var/log directory and show nothing that big..

Steve
 
Old 06-29-2003, 01:42 PM   #5
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Hi,

to login to your system use an "init=/bin/bash" at the lilo prompt after the name of the kernel you want to boot

and then you can use du to find out which one of the files is too big

cu
 
Old 06-29-2003, 02:47 PM   #6
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Checked and only finding 120Mb of files... Is there a way that I can move the files from / to my /usr mount and then reformat/reinitialize that partition?
 
Old 06-29-2003, 06:34 PM   #7
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I reloaded the system... I did try to mkfs the /dev/hdb5 but did it wrong I guess.... copied all files off of / and into /dev/hdb3 and then mkfs -t ext2 /dev/hdb5 and then copied them back from rescue command prompt after mounting them.. It wouldn't boot.. got invalid Journel error... Oh well, I made a backup of the system and so I will try to bring it back from that...

Thanks,
Steve
 
  


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