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Old 09-24-2004, 04:16 PM   #1
dirky
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no space on harddisc after suse9.1 install


hi

this is my first post so if the answers obvious ,bare with me.

ive just formatted winxp and loaded suse9.1 onto my harddrive.everything went smoothly and i,m real pleased with it but,

when i tried to download some server software i need it tells me my hard disc is full.
the hd is 20GB partitioned into 3.when i view it i see

/dev/hda1...ntfs....5.5GB(size)..../windows/c....5.4GB(free)....2.1%

/dev/hda4...reiserfs....13.6GB(size)..../....0b(free)....100%

tmpfs....?....61.7MB..../dev/shm....61.7MB(free)....0%

surely suse hasnt eaten up 13gigs of harddrive on install ?or did i do something wrong.

any ideas would be appreciated as i,m in the dark here

cheers

dirky
 
Old 09-24-2004, 04:36 PM   #2
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what does the command "df -h" have to say about this matter ?
 
Old 09-24-2004, 04:38 PM   #3
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It looks the drive is full. But I don't think it's possible to make a 13GB partiton full during installation, I think.

Open a terminal and run 'df' command. Please post the result. It'll show free and used space for all your partitions. Then please run
cd /tmp
du .
Only the last line of the result is important. It'll look like this:
Code:
6,9M    .
And it this case means that my /tmp dir uses 6.9MB. One of the possibilities is that you have full /tmp (but I don't know how it could happen...).
 
Old 09-24-2004, 05:27 PM   #4
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hi

the df -h command gives

filesystem..........size.........used........avail......... use%......mounted on
/de/hda4.......... 14g..........14g.........425M..........97%....... /
tmpfs................ 62M..........20k........ 62M............ 1%....... /dev/shm
/dev/hda1.........5.5g.........118M.......5.4G............3% ....... /windows/c

du . command gives

620 .

cheers

dirk

(hope it reads correct<couldnt copy,paste)
 
Old 09-25-2004, 03:52 PM   #5
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So your / partition is full... I'm a afraid you'd need to check size of every directory. You can use Konqueror, for example (right click on every directory in / like /var, /bin etc and in Properties there's cumulative size shown) or switch between directories in the console and use du . to see the sizes. If you don't know the console commands, a short example:
cd /
(moved you to the root directory)
cd /bin
(moved you to /bin)
du .
(shows the size of directory you're in, in this case it'd be /bin)
cd ..
(one step up in directory tree (in this case to /)
ls
(listing files and directories in your current dir)
 
Old 09-25-2004, 04:11 PM   #6
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hi
thank you for the reply,and the commands.

turns out the problem is created by a file i tried to open.it was the first thing i did on the new install and it filled my partition instantly.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=235151

this is what caused the problem ,but at the time i did not realise it.i did a reinstall and the HD was at 5%used untill i tried to open the file.now installing OS again.

thanks for the help.
 
  


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