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Old 09-24-2005, 04:54 AM   #1
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Not enough space on HDD.


Hi.
I have Mandrake 9.2 () and while booting it says there is not enough space on partitions. I then logged in as root and deleted like five 700mbs movies but the problem still appears.

What to do?
 
Old 09-24-2005, 05:03 AM   #2
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What is the output of df?
 
Old 09-24-2005, 05:42 AM   #3
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Yeah, now I noticed that /home is the different partition than /. Still, after making some cleanings with libs and other files I saved circa 250mbs. After few restarts it's like 190mb now.

Where did all these mbs go to? Should I delete a content of /tmp? How to save some additional mbs? Maybe deleting logs? Where are they stored?

Also, my net connection (normally opened by pppd /dev/ttyS0) now ceased to work...
 
Old 09-24-2005, 05:56 AM   #4
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Hmm, thought that might be the problem.
Your root partition may well be filling up with logs of one sort or another (or it may just be too small!).
Don't blindly delete the contents of /tmp.
Check the size of the logs in /var/log/ Some of these will be ancient, and can be deleted, especially if you are not experiencing any problems.
Are you running a webserver like apache?
 
Old 09-24-2005, 06:05 AM   #5
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Nah, no servers.

Is it okay if I delete *all* the logs from /var/log?
 
Old 09-24-2005, 06:12 AM   #6
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I don't see why not - it's your PC, and they are only logs! The important ones will be re-created anyway. How much stuff have you got in there?
 
Old 09-24-2005, 12:20 PM   #7
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Uh, it turned out I had like 15 mbs in there. How to save more space? This partition has like 6GB and all I keep on it are libs and kernel.

Also, any ideas why pppd /dev/ttyS0 stopped working? I haven't deleted any /etc files when cleaning up. I would love to provide you more details, but have no idea what would you like to now.
 
Old 09-24-2005, 01:09 PM   #8
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Huh, after two restarts this partitions freed like 2gbs and now I have 2.3gbs free... One will never know what happens next.

And one of the conf files for my conn somehow erased, so everything works now.

Mandrake's evil.
 
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Sounds like you solved it, although it is not clear just what you did.
 
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Have no idea either. It was 230mb and just few minutes later 2.3gb already.
 
  


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