LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 04-13-2008, 07:01 AM   #1
arunvk
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: India
Distribution: Fedora 11
Posts: 196

Rep: Reputation: 30
installing in other partitions


hi,

is there a way to install applications in another partition other than the root partition. my linux partition is almost full and cannot afford to install in this partition.

thanks.
 
Old 04-13-2008, 08:59 AM   #2
bigrigdriver
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Jul 2002
Location: East Centra Illinois, USA
Distribution: Debian stable
Posts: 5,896

Rep: Reputation: 352Reputation: 352Reputation: 352Reputation: 352
Since you have another partition available, you might consider moving /usr to that partition. If the partition is large enough to hold /usr, and since a significant portion of application files go into /usr/bin, /usr/sbin, /usr/local, etc, having /usr in it's own partition seems a good idea.
 
Old 04-13-2008, 03:40 PM   #3
zjem
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2008
Location: The other Silicon Valley
Distribution: They're all pink on the inside
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: 0
File system full | Partitioning options

You could create or use a different partition and create symlinks for the app you want to install elsewhere but it would be messy and potentially problematic. There are three alternate options that come readily to mind;

Extend the Partition/file system
Create or use a different partition/file system moving '/usr' and updating fstab
Uninstall unused apps and files

In order to decide which is the most appropriate solution we will need more information. Please post the output of the following:

fdisk -l
df -k

and if you are using Logical Volume Management:

vgdisplay
lvdisplay

Once we have a better idea of how your filesystem is layed out you should get a more definitive answer.

-Joe

Last edited by zjem; 04-13-2008 at 03:50 PM.
 
Old 04-13-2008, 11:10 PM   #4
okos
Member
 
Registered: May 2007
Location: California
Distribution: Slackware/Ubuntu
Posts: 609

Rep: Reputation: 38
I ran into that problem.
I was very new and was not sure of partition sizes.
Root "/ " was too small.
I ended up backing up all of my info.
Re partitioning and fresh install.
 
Old 04-14-2008, 09:57 PM   #5
arunvk
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: India
Distribution: Fedora 11
Posts: 196

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
bigrigdriver,

how do i change the /usr folder to another partition. my other partitions are in FAT32.

zjem,

heres the output for df -k

Code:
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda6             10161804   7124716   2512568  74% /
tmpfs                  1032976         0   1032976   0% /dev/shm
/dev/sda1             12586892  11544720   1042172  92% /win/c
/dev/sda5             92037952  33410560  58627392  37% /win/d
/dev/scd0              4556850   4556850         0 100% /media/DVD_VIDEO
/dev/sdb1              1970372   1788200    182172  91% /mnt
thanks for the immediate response.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Installing to encrypted partitions? compu73rg33k Ubuntu 2 11-03-2007 08:54 PM
Installing Ubuntu- Partitions raazman Linux - Distributions 1 03-21-2007 10:27 PM
partitions after installing a second distro cheintz Linux - Newbie 7 10-21-2005 05:17 AM
Problems installing (partitions) alphster SUSE / openSUSE 1 12-16-2004 05:49 PM
Installing Linux - What partitions to use? ZipLinux Linux - General 2 02-19-2004 08:17 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:50 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration