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Old 08-01-2007, 03:18 PM   #1
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Post Disk full...


Hi Guys,
I'm here again, today I tried to copy software from my pen-drive to my home directory(/home/mel). But got the "Disk full" message, well that partition is about 62Gb, and I have only been running linux for a few weeks and not installed very much, it seems a little hard to beleive.

I have been playing with backups, and that don't seem to work now? I get a massive window full of errors. I am trying to back-up to a partition on my windows drive, but it don't want to know.

Clicking on say a drive icon, flashes up the Open Office splash screen, but then nothing happens!!

Any help please?

Regards

Mel.

Last edited by cactusface; 08-01-2007 at 03:44 PM.
 
Old 08-01-2007, 03:43 PM   #2
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Hi.

What do you get when you run 'df -k'?

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Old 08-01-2007, 03:58 PM   #3
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Post Disk Full.

Hi Dave,
Thanks for a prompt reply...

I get nothing from the terminal as follows...

mel@1[~]$ df -k'?
> df -k

I get the feelling that something's not very well, I suppose I could reinstall, but want to avoid it if poss. especially has I can't even do a back up...

la gave me this:


AdddressBook.csv Documents New Database.odb PlantsXX.odb
Aporo Caroline Flower 2.jpg LightZone NewImages public_html
Desk-1.jpg Mail Pictures Shared
Desk-2.jpg MelsBTSite PLANTS-2005.mdb Wallpapers
Desktop Music Plants2007.odb
mel@1[~]$ la
total 2116
drwxr-xr-x 45 mel users 4096 2007-08-01 20:26 .
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4096 2007-07-11 12:28 ..
-r-xr-xr-x 1 mel users 1627 2007-06-27 18:49 AdddressBook.csv
-rw-r--r-- 1 mel users 80843 2007-07-27 07:38 Aporo Caroline Flower 2.jpg
-rw------- 1 mel users 4143 2007-08-01 20:53 .bash_history
-rw-r--r-- 1 mel users 220 2006-02-08 17:49 .bash_logout
-rw-r--r-- 1 mel users 13 2003-08-13 18:39 .bash_profile
-rw-r--r-- 1 mel users 162 2006-11-11 13:26 .bashrc
drwxr-xr-x 2 mel users 4096 2007-07-20 19:24 .beryl
-rw-r--r-- 1 mel users 165 2007-07-20 19:24 .beryl-managerrc
drwxr-xr-x 3 mel users 4096 2007-07-11 12:33 .config
-rw-r--r-- 1 mel users 53 2007-08-01 19:51 .DCOPserver_mepis1__0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 mel users 31 2007-08-01 19:51 .DCOPserver_mepis1_:0 -> /home/mel/.DCOPserver_mepis1__0
-rw-r--r-- 1 mel users 382738 2007-07-24 19:06 Desk-1.jpg
-rw-r--r-- 1 mel users 339603 2007-07-24 19:07 Desk-2.jpg
drwxr-xr-x 3 mel users 4096 2007-08-01 20:41 Desktop
-rw------- 1 mel users 22 2005-02-06 15:27 .dmrc
drwxr-xr-x 14 mel users 4096 2007-07-28 14:34 Documents
drwxr-xr-x 4 mel users 4096 2007-07-14 01:40 .emerald
-rw-r--r-- 1 mel users 516 2007-07-14 17:05 .fonts.conf
drwxr-xr-x 2 mel users 4096 2007-08-01 20:41 .gconf
drwx------ 2 mel users 4096 2007-08-01 20:41 .gconfd
drwx------ 3 mel users 4096 2007-07-13 01:14 .gftp
drwxr-xr-x 21 mel users 4096 2007-08-01 20:04 .gimp-2.2
drwx------ 3 mel users 4096 2007-07-22 09:55 .gnome2
drwx------ 2 mel users 4096 2007-07-22 09:55 .gnome2_private
drwx------ 2 mel users 4096 2007-07-17 20:44 .gnupg
-rw-r--r-- 1 mel users 32 2007-07-19 20:57 .gtk-bookmarks
-rw-r--r-- 1 mel users 20803 2006-12-07 03:56 .gtk_qt_engine_rc
-rw-r--r-- 1 mel users 285 2006-07-13 15:33 .gtkrc-2.0
-rw------- 1 mel users 272 2007-07-20 19:36 .hplip.conf
-rw------- 1 mel users 378 2007-08-01 19:51 .ICEauthority
-rw-r--r-- 1 mel users 45 2007-07-14 12:58 .install4j
drwxr-xr-x 4 mel users 4096 2007-07-20 19:19 .java
drwxr-xr-x 4 mel users 4096 2007-07-11 12:33 .kde
-rw------- 1 mel users 301 2007-07-19 19:00 .kderc
-rw-r--r-- 1 mel users 87 2007-02-07 21:08 .kinorc
drwxr-xr-x 4 mel users 4096 2007-07-20 19:30 .klamav
drwxr-xr-x 3 mel users 4096 2007-07-16 19:28 .kpackage
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 2007-07-14 13:22 LightZone
drwxr-xr-x 3 mel users 4096 2004-02-28 19:38 .local
drwxr-xr-x 13 mel users 4096 2007-07-25 06:52 .lzncache
drwx------ 3 mel users 4096 2007-07-12 01:10 .macromedia
drwxr-xr-x 8 mel users 4096 2007-07-15 15:04 Mail
drwxr-xr-x 3 mel users 4096 2007-07-11 12:33 .mcop
-rw------- 1 mel users 31 2007-08-01 19:52 .mcoprc
drwxr-xr-x 2 mel users 12288 2007-07-29 20:01 MelsBTSite
drwx------ 3 mel users 4096 2007-07-12 00:44 .mozilla
drwx------ 3 mel users 4096 2007-07-12 00:44 .mozilla-thunderbird
drwxr-xr-x 2 mel users 4096 2007-07-31 20:45 .mplayer
drwxr-xr-x 22 mel users 4096 2007-07-12 00:11 Music
-rw-r--r-- 1 mel users 4824 2007-07-17 20:21 New Database.odb
drwxr-xr-x 3 mel users 12288 2007-07-29 19:19 NewImages
drwx------ 2 mel users 4096 2007-07-28 09:38 .noiseninja
drwx------ 4 mel users 4096 2007-07-30 20:15 .nx
drwx------ 3 mel users 4096 2007-08-01 20:41 .openoffice.org2
drwx------ 3 mel users 4096 2007-07-30 20:14 .pan
drwxr-xr-x 35 mel users 4096 2007-07-29 15:56 Pictures
-rwxrwxrwx 1 mel users 692224 2007-06-26 15:38 PLANTS-2005.mdb
-rw-r--r-- 1 mel users 2942 2007-07-18 21:02 Plants2007.odb
-rw-r--r-- 1 mel users 25447 2007-08-01 19:22 PlantsXX.odb
drwxr-xr-x 2 mel users 4096 2007-07-26 20:23 .ppracer
drwxr-xr-x 2 mel users 4096 2006-11-08 15:27 public_html
drwxr-xr-x 2 mel users 4096 2007-08-01 19:51 .qt
drwxr-xr-x 2 mel users 4096 2007-07-22 09:30 .quiteinsane_gimp_plugin
-rw-r--r-- 1 mel users 35 2005-09-03 16:23 .realplayerrc
-rw------- 1 mel users 570 2007-07-16 19:07 .recently-used
drwxr-xr-x 2 mel users 4096 2007-07-22 12:11 .sane
drwxr-xr-x 2 mel users 4096 2007-07-31 20:26 Shared
drwx------ 2 mel users 4096 2007-07-22 12:32 .synaptic
drwx------ 4 mel users 4096 2007-07-12 00:15 .thumbnails
drwxr-xr-x 2 mel users 4096 2005-09-04 12:43 Wallpapers
drwxr-xr-x 2 mel users 4096 2007-07-13 01:06 .xine
-rw------- 1 mel users 295145 2007-08-01 20:56 .xsession-errors
-rw------- 1 mel users 0 2007-07-30 18:51 .xsession-errors-:1
mel@1[~]$


Regards

Mel.
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Old 08-01-2007, 04:40 PM   #4
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Actually the op means this.
df -k

or for more human readable option use this.
df -h

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Old 08-02-2007, 02:14 AM   #5
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Hi Dave & Brian,

df-h gave me a complete listing, the disk was full of TRASH as I had been moving and not deleting, but you don't always get the choice?!? (df-k worked once I got some disk space back)

Sure there was a trash can on the desktop at one time..

Next problem when I click on a drive or Pen-drive icon, I get the Open Office splash screen, then nothing. What have I done?
Right clicking and open have the same effect!!

Regards

Mel.
 
Old 08-02-2007, 04:48 PM   #6
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Run open office from the command line to see if it runs or post an error.

Running df -k would not give you any free space if that is what you mean. Only way is to delete the files like you mention. Sending to trash still uses space.

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