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Old 05-09-2014, 01:08 PM   #1
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How to get more space on hard disk for fedora?


Hi,
I installed fedora 4 days ago. It needed 10.96 gb memory on hard disk but i used 12 gb. Today when i tried to save a c program i got a warning that no memory is left on the disk to save the program and i haven't saved anything after installing it. I used

]$ free
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 8088352 1573816 6514536 156136 30316 531256
-/+ buffers/cache: 1012244 7076108
Swap: 8142844 0 8142844

But as i am new i couldn't understand why i am getting such a warning. Can anybody tell me?

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Old 05-09-2014, 01:16 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LQ.

Can you provide the output of the following command?

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df -h
 
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Old 05-09-2014, 01:16 PM   #3
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reinstall and use a bigger partition

i would use
1 gig for /boot
15 gig for /
15 to 25 gig for /home
and 2 gig for SWAP
 
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Hi,
I installed fedora 4 days ago. It needed 10.96 gb memory on hard disk but i used 12 gb. Today when i tried to save a c program i got a warning that no memory is left on the disk to save the program and i haven't saved anything after installing it. I used

]$ free
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 8088352 1573816 6514536 156136 30316 531256
-/+ buffers/cache: 1012244 7076108
Swap: 8142844 0 8142844

But as i am new i couldn't understand why i am getting such a warning. Can anybody tell me?
The output of 'free' shows the usage of memory (RAM), not disk space.
 
Old 05-09-2014, 01:26 PM   #5
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the output of df -h is
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/fedora-root 3.6G 3.4G 0 100% /
devtmpfs 3.9G 0 3.9G 0% /dev
tmpfs 3.9G 148K 3.9G 1% /dev/shm
tmpfs 3.9G 992K 3.9G 1% /run
tmpfs 3.9G 0 3.9G 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
tmpfs 3.9G 16K 3.9G 1% /tmp
/dev/sda9 477M 74M 374M 17% /boot
/dev/sda2 256M 37M 220M 15% /boot/efi

How can i increse the size of the partition?

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Old 05-09-2014, 01:27 PM   #6
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The free command you used is related to RAM

As already mentioned, df -h


But, I would add -T

Code:
df -h -T
That will also display the filesystem types
If desperate, and ext3 or ext4 there is a tune2fs command to release some space..

However, that is more useful with large partitions
 
Old 05-09-2014, 01:28 PM   #7
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your fedora partition is wicked small. i would boot a live usb (like gparted-live) and use gparted to increase the size of the partition.
 
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@sycamorex

the output of df -h is
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/fedora-root 3.6G 3.4G 0 100% /
devtmpfs 3.9G 0 3.9G 0% /dev
tmpfs 3.9G 148K 3.9G 1% /dev/shm
tmpfs 3.9G 992K 3.9G 1% /run
tmpfs 3.9G 0 3.9G 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
tmpfs 3.9G 16K 3.9G 1% /tmp
/dev/sda9 477M 74M 374M 17% /boot
/dev/sda2 256M 37M 220M 15% /boot/efi
I assume you let the partitioner do the split. I don't think it's the most optimal use of your relatively limited space. In the future, I'd split it manually (see John's example above. As it is now (looking at your output), you've got no more free space in your home directory which is under / (/home/user).
 
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What should i do further, i don't know how to reinstall or increase the disk memory?
 
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@sycamorex

What should i do further, i don't know how to reinstall or increase the disk memory?
To be honest with you, the best and actually the easiest way would be to reinstall the system. Installing Fedora (or most other Linux distros) is not that difficult anymore. There are hundreds of tutorials out there (websites, youtube videos, etc.)

Did someone else previously install it for you?
 
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To be honest with you, the best and actually the easiest way would be to reinstall the system. Installing Fedora (or most other Linux distros) is not that difficult anymore. There are hundreds of tutorials out there (websites, youtube videos, etc.)

Did someone else previously install it for you?
no, i installed it myself. But how much memory should i allocate for fedora partition ideally? I have no use of it except c programming.

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Old 05-09-2014, 01:47 PM   #12
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this is a dual boot wiht what windows 7 ?

use the win7 built in tools to resize the partition

defrag the windows partition
re defrag and remove unneeded files
-- basic windows built in tools and normal everyday "spring cleaning "

use the built in win7 tools to shrink the windows drive to makre room for at least 30 gig fore fedora 20 ( 50 to 100 gig would be better)

then reinstall fedora to the larger partition
 
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Yeah, root us full, only 3.6G to start with

I'm guessing your 12G got swallowed by swap

See
Code:
cat /proc/swaps
Probably about 8gig, to 'match' the ram

Since 4days old, start over...
Look at manually configuring partitions and reduce the size of swap

the reason swap is so large will likely be to support hibination ,, do you need that?

2gb swap should do, but I have no idea what this box is for
 
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no, i installed it myself.
Great. So you can do it again

See what John wrote above. To elaborate on that, see this article
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ho...dowsPartitions

It is about Ubuntu but most of the stuff about making space for linux is relevant to any linux distro.

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Old 05-09-2014, 01:54 PM   #15
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this is a dual boot wiht what windows 7 ?

use the win7 built in tools to resize the partition

defrag the windows partition
re defrag and remove unneeded files
-- basic windows built in tools and normal everyday "spring cleaning "

use the built in win7 tools to shrink the windows drive to makre room for at least 30 gig fore fedora 20 ( 50 to 100 gig would be better)

then reinstall fedora to the larger partition
It is a dual boot with windows 8.1
 
  


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