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Old 03-28-2003, 03:24 PM   #1
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Out of space in /tmp?


I'm running a default RH7.3 install, and it seems the / partition has run out of space, which makes installing any new packages or compiling anything, close to impossible, as it needs to write to /tmp. Is there any way to find what large files are located in / that could be taking up all 372M of that partition?

Here's what everything looks like:

[kaotikus@optimus]# df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda5 372M 372M 0 100% /
/dev/hda1 45M 8.7M 34M 21% /boot
/dev/hda3 1.8G 48M 1.6G 3% /home
none 62M 0 61M 0% /dev/shm
/dev/hda2 5.0G 2.3G 2.4G 49% /usr
/dev/hda6 251M 112M 126M 47% /var
 
Old 03-28-2003, 03:32 PM   #2
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i'd suggest
Code:
du / -hx | less
giving only that much space to / wasn't that great an idea... was that an autoinstallation choice?
 
Old 03-28-2003, 03:34 PM   #3
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Uhm, what does that tell me exactly? Yes, it was an autoinstaller choice.. i didn't realize it was that small...

[root@optimus /]# du / -x | less
12 /lost+found
4 /dev/ataraid
33 /dev/cciss
1 /dev/cpu/0
1 /dev/cpu/1
1 /dev/cpu/10
1 /dev/cpu/11
1 /dev/cpu/12
1 /dev/cpu/13
1 /dev/cpu/14
1 /dev/cpu/15
1 /dev/cpu/2
1 /dev/cpu/3
1 /dev/cpu/4
1 /dev/cpu/5
1 /dev/cpu/6
1 /dev/cpu/7
1 /dev/cpu/8
1 /dev/cpu/9
17 /dev/cpu
1 /dev/compaq
1 /dev/dri
32 /dev/i2o
33 /dev/ida
1 /dev/inet
2 /dev/input


Thanks for the quick response...
 
Old 03-28-2003, 03:37 PM   #4
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add that h i added in.... it shows the size of each directory, so you can see where the space has gone. actually, change it to
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du / -hx | grep [0-9]M | less
and that should only show directorys over 1mb, and cutout a lot of junk
 
Old 03-28-2003, 03:57 PM   #5
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Thanks so much! That let me narrow it down to a couple directories that had mistakenly been used to compile some stuff..

...and your response time: incredible.

Thanks again! have a great day!
 
Old 03-28-2003, 06:18 PM   #6
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I don't use a separate partion for home as i am the only one using this PC...you have 1.6 gigs on /home just sitting there....just install stuff to that if you run short.
 
Old 03-28-2003, 06:21 PM   #7
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yeah, i would do that, but the case was that the things like ./configure and stuff write to /tmp by default, so i had to clean that mess up..
 
  


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