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Old 11-30-2004, 07:28 PM   #1
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Install / hard drive space problem


When I installed Mandrake Linux I selected to have Mandrake choose its own partition sizes.

I just install Unreal Tournament 2003 Linux version. I let it install to the default path that it chose which was /usr/local/games/ut2003.

Now when I look at KDiskFree it says that my /dev/hda1, which was partitioned with only 5.8 Gig, is now 100% full!

It looks like the rest of the space, /dev/hda6, is partitioned to /home. Does this mean I have to install everything to the home directory from now on?

What gives? I'm very confused as to how this is supposed to work.

Thanks!
 
Old 12-01-2004, 04:40 AM   #2
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well how big is ur HDD?

i would do my own partitioning
mine:
119GB Resiver Fs
1GB swap
 
Old 12-01-2004, 06:09 AM   #3
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well how big is ur HDD?
It's an 80Gig. It gave itself only 5.8Gig for the / directory. I removed Unreal Tournament and it's still 50% full and I've only had Linux installed for a few days. It seems as though this is going to fill up rather quickly.

What should I do?

Thanks!
 
Old 12-01-2004, 06:51 AM   #4
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Re-install Mandrake would be easiest.

This time set up only a swap and root partition or at worst, swap /boot and / (root) partition, the latter getting all of the non-swap space, and leaving about 64 megs for /boot.

Note: /boot is useful for machines which have problems booting from large Mandrake partitions and may not be required in your case.
 
Old 12-01-2004, 02:06 PM   #5
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Arrrgh. I don't want to do a reinstall.

1) Is there another way?

2) Are you saying that the developers made a bad decision when it comes to the partitioning scheme that they chose?

3) So everytime I install something from MCC or urpmi am I slowly going to eat away at my / partition?

4) This seems like a big deal, doesn't it? Something that will mess up everybody.
 
Old 12-01-2004, 02:16 PM   #6
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[B]Arrrgh. I don't want to do a reinstall.

1) Is there another way?
Yes, but it will be more painful for you than a re-install.

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2) Are you saying that the developers made a bad decision when it comes to the partitioning scheme that they chose?
They didn't really choose anything. The choice is up to you.

The defaults merely subdivides the drive leaving as much space as possible for /home and assuming a minimal install.

it's up to you to override this.

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3) So everytime I install something from MCC or urpmi am I slowly going to eat away at my / partition?
Well yes. Each program takes up space after all.

On most hard drives 60-75% of the space tends to be taken up by programs and associated data files, as user files are USUALLY rather small... with exceptions such as video editing, etc..

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4) This seems like a big deal, doesn't it? Something that will mess up everybody.
It's meant to ease things for the first time user.
 
Old 12-01-2004, 07:04 PM   #7
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Yes, but it will be more painful for you than a re-install.
What would the more painful way be? I have a secondary drive that I can backup to.
 
Old 12-02-2004, 05:09 AM   #8
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Copying the existing installation directory structure to another drive, changing the mount points and copying things back... then verifying any symlinks.

It's not worth it.
 
Old 12-02-2004, 07:46 AM   #9
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Ok, to do a reinstall all I have to do is backup my home directory right? Since all settings are saved there?
 
Old 12-02-2004, 08:14 AM   #10
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Not all settings are saved there, only the your personal desktop stuff is.
 
Old 12-03-2004, 01:36 PM   #11
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I'm going to reinstall this weekend.

I know how to tell it to customize the partitioning, but how do I tell it to put / and /home on the same partition?

Thanks!
 
Old 12-03-2004, 05:20 PM   #12
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If you want root and home on the same partition ONLY create a ROOT partition.

Use a custom partition setup.

One advantage of this is that you can always add another drive as /home later.

I prefer to start out with everything except /boot and SWAP on the first hard drive.

That way I can keep adding drives at key points on the file system as my space requirements go up...
 
Old 12-04-2004, 04:14 PM   #13
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If you want root and home on the same partition ONLY create a ROOT partition.
That worked great. Reinstallation went smoothly.

Much thanks!
 
  


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