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Old 09-12-2006, 12:30 PM   #1
abodana
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Disk space problem in /


Hi ,

I have a problem with my diskspace ( i am running fedora 4).
i need to know what is the best way to download any software/application & where to saved them to avoid
any disk space problem .
In the below status of my system i have /96% and i want to decrease this to be in the save side .

[root@localhost ~]# df
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda2 3968124 3594688 168608 96% /
/dev/shm 517192 0 517192 0% /dev/shm


Any idea , suggestion in how to free more space.

Thanks
 
Old 09-12-2006, 12:43 PM   #2
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4GB isnt alot of space you know. you would want to add another hdd, instead of finding another way. a default installation would itself take more than 2GB.
 
Old 09-12-2006, 01:33 PM   #3
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Thanks for reply ,

My laptop has more than 60 GB and i am using dual O/S .
I think is the only solution to add more space to the current setup.
Now how to add/increase my / file system space ??

Thanks
 
Old 09-12-2006, 01:56 PM   #4
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you could use various tools available for partioning and free some space for your fedora. although I dont think you will be able to add it to /, you could mount these and use them as....whatever you want.
 
Old 09-12-2006, 02:03 PM   #5
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I have a simular issue, where I didn't allocate enough space to my linux partition. Is there anyway to have one of my linux directorys, /bin for example, be located on my larger partition?
 
Old 09-12-2006, 02:11 PM   #6
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oh well
create a new dir /mnt/newbin
rsync -avP /bin /mnt/bin
what you want to do here is edit your /etc/fstab file and change the mounts there.


please let others confirm before you try this, I havent done this myself yet.

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