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Old 02-12-2007, 09:43 PM   #1
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using k3b burner


Have been tring to copy a DVD with K3b with out any success. It keeps telling me the temp dir dosen't have enough space. Does anyone know how to increase the space in this dir?
 
Old 02-12-2007, 09:46 PM   #2
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Assuming the default is /tmp (which I am fairly sure it is), then that means your root partition is relatively low on space.

You can change the location of the temporary directory in K3B's configuration, but that is only going to help you if you have a partition with more space available.
 
Old 02-12-2007, 09:55 PM   #3
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Beyond that, if your root partition is getting full then you need to do something. If the root partition fills up, really ugly things will happen to your system. This is one of the few ways you can crash Linux, and it'll go down in a fashion that will make a mess of things for you.

Now, to copy a DVD could mean that k3b wants up to 4.4 Gigs of space or so, and if you don't have 4.4 Gigs available on / that isn't a big deal. OTOH, if you only have 500 megs or less available on /, then you could be looking at a problem.

You should investigate. The df command is a good place to start.
 
Old 02-13-2007, 02:04 PM   #4
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jim|8. I tried the df comand. nothing happened. Not to good at these sort of things. need a step by step procedure on how to do things in Linux.

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Old 02-13-2007, 06:13 PM   #5
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Open a console window (like a cmd box on Windows) and just type df then enter. This should tell you how much hard drive space you have on each of your drives.

Also, go to k3b and select from the menu Settings | Configure k3b and choose the misc tab. In there it tells you where your temp directory is. Depending on what df tells you, you could change where that temp directory is.
 
Old 02-14-2007, 04:52 PM   #6
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Was able to change dir, but still wont let me copy. Still says not enough room. At the bottom of the screen, it says{temp:5.0GB/9.2 GB}. but still wont let me do any thing. Any ideas?
 
Old 02-14-2007, 06:40 PM   #7
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Can you post the results of "df"?

You should be able to use the mouse to copy and paste the text.
 
Old 02-15-2007, 01:13 PM   #8
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Try:

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df > diskfree.txt
kedit diskfree.txt //highlight everything and copy and paste into the browser
If you are using gnome use gedit instead of kedit.
 
  


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