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Old 03-23-2004, 12:00 AM   #1
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running out of space on root partition


I recently installed Slackware 9.1 and followed the suggestion on the site (I believe) that stated that 4G of hard drive space would be plenty for a full install and room to play with. I have a 15G hard drive with a 6.3G Windoze partition, 3.5ish for suse (the one I was familiar with) and 4.5ish for Slack. I have updated the slack system with Swaret to current, downloaded and installed Firestarter, and installed the Open Office suite, and that is about all I have done. I checked the root partition with "df" and low and behold I am using 82% of my disk space. I was at 50% after the full install and I'm not even close to being done installing packages yet. I'm surprised that I've used so much of my remaining space so far and am wondering what I can do about it. I have not yet deleted the directories for the two installations. How much room are they taking?

Also, I am realizing I don't need the suse now that I'm getting comfortable with Slack, so I can get rid of it and use that space. Could someone inform me how I can incorporate that 3.5G into Slack, or at least point me in the direction? Thanks.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 12:57 AM   #2
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How have you set up your disk(s)?

The easiest way is to just mount more partitions as folders on your root...

This is my setup...

/dev/hda4 11G 4.5G 5.8G 44% /
/dev/hda1 15M 12M 2.7M 82% /boot
/dev/hda3 1.4G 244M 1.0G 19% /var
/dev/hda6 18G 13G 5.2G 70% /home
/dev/hda7 18G 7.6G 9.8G 44% /usr/local
/dev/hda8 1.8G 33M 1.7G 2% /var/www
/dev/hda9 950M 17M 885M 2% /ftp
/dev/hda10 23G 2.4G 19G 11% /mnt/pictures
/dev/hdb1 110G 98G 7.2G 94% /mnt/main_ftp
/dev/hdc1 92G 63G 24G 72% /mnt/mp3_1
/dev/hdc2 92G 63G 24G 72% /mnt/mp3_2

Hope that at leasst points you in the right direction
 
Old 03-23-2004, 08:35 AM   #3
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This is my partition setup now:


/dev/hde3 / reiserfs defaults 1 1
/dev/hde4 /usr/local/suse reiserfs defaults 1 2
/dev/hde1 /windows/c vfat defaults 1 0

I know people sometimes set their home directory on another partition. I tried to do this on Suse post-installation and I was getting errors on boot about not being able to access /home. Again, if I remove Suse from hde4, I could free up 3.5gig of space. I installed Suse first so everything is running off of the Grub boot loader. I don't know whether I'd escape having problems if I got rid Suse. I could always do a reinstallation, but one of these days I've got to quit taking the 'easy' way out.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 09:25 AM   #4
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I've never used grub so i can't say, but i think that it's strange...

My solution is to get rid of the suse-disk and format it..
Then just mount it..
I mounted my /var/www that way...
And copied the stash over... all 10 megs

Did th same when i added the 200 gig disk for my mp3's........
RIAA screw you
 
Old 03-23-2004, 09:45 AM   #5
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I could definitely end my problem just by getting a bigger hard drive. Penny wise, pound foolish. I'm still curious as to what is eating my disk space, though. I'm not fluent enough at command line to analyze it. I know the Openoffice install was 220M, but I lost 1.5G and can hardly imagine that a system update through Swaret would have taken a gig. Anyway, I'll try your suggestion to reformat the Suse partition.

thanks
 
Old 03-23-2004, 03:49 PM   #6
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Take a check over your root with some sort of filemanager and search for what's eating your space...
Or maybe take a look in your /usr/src folder......

*freed almost a gig by deletenig old kernel sources today*
 
  


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