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Old 01-06-2007, 02:44 AM   #1
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adding space to root


I am using Fedora Core4. i ran out of space in root partition. Now my kde is also not running for this reasons. But i can login using recovery mode(single user text mode). I don't have any free space in other partition except 400MB in /boot and some more space in windows partition.

how can i add this to root?.Is there any way to do this?

Old 01-06-2007, 03:19 AM   #2
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Try this
Go to /var/log and /tmp directory and cleanup unwanted files there.
In /var/log you can clean all the rotate files [will have an extension of .1.gz,.2.gz,etc ]
Check if /var is occupying the most space

du -sh /var/*

While installing linux its good to have /var as a seperate partition.
Old 01-06-2007, 04:30 AM   #3
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Most probably you can not boot normaly because nothing can be written to /temp as it is full

Here is something you could do as a temporary sulution; move /temp to your boot partition.
-make a 'temp' dir in /boot (so you have /boot/temp)
-remove your normal /temp directory (you could copy the contents of /temp to /boot/temp before you delete it, but is this case it is not necesary)
- make a symlink from /temp to /boot/temp do it like this;
sudo ln -s /temp/boot /temp
hope this helps.


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