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Old 05-08-2004, 08:50 PM   #1
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When I try to startup Mandrake 10.0 Official, I can't. I have tried failsafe. I put a lot of files on my / partition and my /home partition. I've filled them up. I'm on Knoppix STD now, I can't figure out how to access the partitions and move the files to another partition. The files on my / and my /home are important and not backed up so I can't just reformat / and just have /home files because I put a lot of files in /.
 
Old 05-08-2004, 10:43 PM   #2
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I think the the ext3 is secure and that only the ROOT that installed those Linux partitions has access to them. If this is true, than my only choice is to somehow mount other partitions(FAT32 files partition), find folders in my / directory and move them to a new partition--BEFORE I run x11/KDE.

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Old 05-09-2004, 03:11 AM   #3
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When knoppix loads its bootloader, type "knoppix 1" to go into single user mode. Then mount the partitions. Next move the files to another hard drive.

If you do not want this happening again, you can put /var on its own seperate partition. About 256 MB should be enough to handle /var. You probably want to put /tmp on its own seperate partition. About 1 gigabyte should be enough.

BTW, What do you do? Download the whole entire internet?
 
Old 05-09-2004, 12:26 PM   #4
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I tried "knoppix 1" many ways after I booted into my KDE desktop, but bash tells me the command is not found. I decided to boot up from Knoppix instead of Knoppix STD because it's easier to use. When I access the Mandrake / partition, I only have access to the user folder(which I think goes to the /home directory that is already another partition).

There may also be another solution, I was trying to mv /copy(that's the folder that filled my / to max) /mnt/hdb6(now that's full and the folder didn't finish being moved entirely-- SO I'm gunna have quite an amount of sorting after this). NOW, I have a lot of free unparitioned space, what I need to do is partition new FAT32s(which I can do with MandrakeMove Live CD), and then configure the fstab in my Mandrake 10.0 Official so that I can mount and than mv /copy /mnt/hdb7 in root. For plan B, how do I access the fstab in the terminal mode and successfully edit it? Should it be another /dev/hdb7 with all the arguements my other Win32 paritions have (iso=xxxxxxx, ro[etc...])?

Third options would be to partion a 1GB and 256MB /tmp and /var accordingly, and make my Mandrake 10.0 Official mount those as the new /tmp and /var. I would have to have the contents of those folders moved. This one seems little riskier. I'd prefer the other two.

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Old 05-09-2004, 04:55 PM   #5
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Well dah, "knoppix 1" is for the bootloader screen not bash. I told you that in my first post. You must have seen something that says

For other options hit F1
boot:

You may have to use the perserve and recursive option when you are using cp command. If you want to see a long list goes by or just see what is going on with the cp command use the verbose option. If you want to see all files but without going into each directory, type tree. If you want tree to page for each full screen of data type tree | more. Use shift+pgup or shift+pgdown to scroll the screen.

To edit fstab, type vi /etc/fstab. There are many other text editor programs that you can use but I like using vi because it is standard to include it UNIX/LINUX.
 
  


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