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Old 02-19-2003, 07:01 AM   #1
kafnir
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hard disk space


I have mandrake 9.0 install and I was trying to download a file which is 436kb as root. the computer display a message saying I don't have enough free space while I have 4GB of free space on my home.
then I download the file as a user without of any problem.
can anyone please tell me howto correct the problem.
 
Old 02-19-2003, 07:10 AM   #2
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what is the problem?

1. why are you connecting to the net as root. ; )
2. if you have the file as user, then just "su" to root and copyt the file wherever you need it.
3. Maybe you have some serious space problems. what's the output of "df -h".
4. btw, where did you try to save it originally?
 
Old 02-19-2003, 07:12 AM   #3
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well it's not a problem in this case really, just down to the way that you have divided your system. is you run "df" it will list where the free space is hiding, presumably only space left on /home. see if there are any huge files on your / partition that you've already downloaded or such like. also you may have allocated too little space in the first aplce, in whciih you'd want to maybe create a /usr partition and migrate the contents of /usr to it if you've not already got one etc...
 
Old 02-19-2003, 07:27 AM   #4
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well it's not a problem in this case really, just down to the way that you have divided your system. is you run "df" it will list where the free space is hiding, presumably only space left on /home. see if there are any huge files on your / partition that you've already downloaded or such like. also you may have allocated too little space in the first aplce, in whciih you'd want to maybe create a /usr partition and migrate the contents of /usr to it if you've not already got one etc...
that's what I thought... but the thought of no more space on / was kinda bad, that's why i figured we warn early and gnu part the partitions before everything goes boom!
; )
 
Old 02-20-2003, 02:57 AM   #5
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I found this perl script that looks promising.
 
  


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