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Old 10-12-2003, 01:02 AM   #1
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Question Linux File System on Notebook

I had Mandrake Linux 9.0 installed on my notebook in a "Journalized FS" partition for quite a while. One day I believe I closed the lid of my notebook while it was halting and it stopped halting and I think it finally turned off when the batter went dead. After this all of hell broke loose. Partmon said I didn't have any free space which lead to everything that wanted to make a log freezing up. I finally did get X to startup, but eventually I decided to reformat the partition and install Mandrake Linux 9.1. After I did this everything worked fine until partmon complain I had 1000 or so free space. It still booted and everything worked, but everytime I boot that number goes down and I suspect that the partition has the same problem as before.

I remember that when I installed Mandrake 9.0 as a total noob I selected Journalized FS for the file system type. There were also a few other choices. Does anyone know if this has anything to do with any of my problems or if there is a better file system to choose when I reformat my partition? Does anyone know of any other ways to solve this problem?

Thanks a lot!
Old 10-12-2003, 01:12 AM   #2
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the journalized FS is just fine. You can see if there's stuff in
you can empty it. To be on the safe side, go to single user mode to make sure nothing is running that might need something in /tmp
You can also delete the files in /var/log if they look like they are huge.
Old 10-13-2003, 12:01 AM   #3
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I was just being stupid. Since Direct X 9.1b keeps crashing on my windows partition (damn microsoft) I got WineX3 and migrate some games over. But (being stupid) I put the same games in a bunch of a different places while trying to get the to work. I also had my whole home directory from my last installation of Mandrake which had the same problem. After I deleted all of these extra files I had tons of free space.
Guess I was just being stupid.
Thanks quatsch!


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