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Old 09-12-2005, 05:03 PM   #1
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Unhappy boot partition full

this is a stupid situation, but today my server stops acting like a server!
After a lot of search I found that the boot partition is full, so I had do remove some files in order it can boot normaly, but I know that I have to find space in /.

How can I free some space?

Should increase the size of the / partition? How?

I'm in trouble!

Any ideas will welcome.

I'm running a debian sarge w/ kernel 2.4, no X.
The / size is 6.5G.

Old 09-12-2005, 06:38 PM   #2
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Re: boot partition full

you could run

#apt-get autoclean
this will remove old versions of cached packages that have been replaced with newer ones. or

#apt-get clean
to remove all cached debs.

if you look at the size of your /var/cache/apt/archives/ directory you know how much space you can expect to be freed by the second command.
edit: of course this will only work if /var is on your / partition.

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Old 09-13-2005, 06:36 PM   #3
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Thanks stimpy for your help.
I find the problem: was a script that should copy some files to a mount point that was mounted in the root
I correct the problem and now works fine.


Old 09-13-2005, 07:05 PM   #4
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I've been having the same problem with my Sarge 2.6 kernel. Can you share what script associated with what application was causing your problem and how you resolved it? Did you change the script? Or did you remove the program?


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