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Old 03-15-2009, 03:30 AM   #1
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F10: root full (!)

Hi all,

I have been running Fedora on my desktop since FC2 rc3 or thereabouts. I thought by now I had gauged diskspace requirements pretty well, but I guess I am mistaken: I have run out of space on my root partition.

Unfortunately, the OS is not installed on a LVM partition.

I just freed up a little space by moving /usr/local to a different drive. This is what the relevant partitions now look like:

Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda3             9.7G  8.6G  595M  94% /
/dev/sda6             1.4G  367M  938M  29% /var
/dev/sda2              49G   15G   32G  32% /home
/dev/sda1              99M   45M   49M  48% /boot
FYI: /tmp has 30M.

For my purposes, root has usually required about 5G. Something seems to be gobbling up diskspace. Any ideas?

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Different kernel sources in /usr/src/ ?
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"du / -x --max-depth=1 | sort -nr | less"
Pick the baddie and work your way down.
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use 'du' to find out what directories are taking up space..

from / do 'du -h --max-depth=1'

cd into the largest directory and do it again and again until you get to the directory where all the space is being used up. Once you figure that out, you'll be able to determine how to proceed.


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