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Old 03-03-2005, 08:37 AM   #1
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Question newbie on mandrake


Hi there.

I am a totaly new newbie in linux.
My main funktion is with windows machines.
We got on mashine with linux on it, mandrake 7.2.
My problem is that the mashin is full and I cant figure out what I can delete and not delete.
if I df I get that /dev/hdb1 100% in use. Is this how it is supposed to be?

Would any1 help me please!

/Mike
 
Old 03-03-2005, 09:04 AM   #2
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Hello Mike and welcome to LinuxQuestions.org.


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if I df I get that /dev/hdb1 100% in use. Is this how it is supposed to be?
This is possible. What this is telling you is that your hard drive is completely full. In order to make room on your hard drive you will need to delete some files.

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I cant figure out what I can delete and not delete.
This is a tough question to answer. If you are new to linux then I would suggest that you navigate to the home directory, which is located at:

/home/

Then from the command line issue the command

du -h

This will give you a list of all the directories and their sizes. Pick the largest directory and navigate to it. You can continue to use the du -h command to help you find the largest directories within other directories.

Once you have navigated into a large directory you can use the command:

ls -hl

to find the largest files in that directory. Doing this you may find that you have some large files on your computer. You can start deleting files that are large and unnecessary, for example a sound or movie file, but if you do not know what the file is or what it does then I would suggest you NOT delete it.

If you would like to get more information on a file from the command line then you can issue the command:

file <file_name>

where <file_name> is the name of the file you want to know more about.

Good luck and I hope this helps.
 
Old 03-03-2005, 09:10 AM   #3
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First of all, 7.2 is out of date. But anyway, if you have hdb it means you must have hda too. hda is the first hard disk and hdb is the second one. I begun to use Mandrake with 8.2 so i'm not sure this was the same in 7.2, but there can't be much difference. Go to Mandrake control center, Mount points, partitions. There you'll get a picture of your hard disks and all the information about them.
something like this:
http://www.linux-magazin.de/Artikel/.../diskdrake.gif
 
Old 03-03-2005, 10:31 AM   #4
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Hey!

Thanx for the wellcome and for a fast answer.

The thing is that there are alot of files under /home bīcause we got 20-25 users.

I fund two files that I dont know if I can tuch:
/home/ntop/hostsInfo.db
/home/root (file)

Then there is some files that I have to investigate who owns and ask them.

Your answer helped me alot thanx..

The machine is an maildistributer of funny mails. Majordomo.

Iīll be back with more Qīs later.
Bye for now!

 
Old 03-03-2005, 10:36 PM   #5
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Originally posted by seeya73
Hey!

The thing is that there are alot of files under /home bīcause we got 20-25 users.

I fund two files that I dont know if I can tuch:
/home/ntop/hostsInfo.db
/home/root (file)

The machine is an maildistributer of funny mails. Majordomo.



Just find out where the funny mails are stored and delete the old ones.
 
  


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