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Old 03-28-2004, 11:34 PM   #1
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ext 3 error


hello everyone, this is my first post so I wanna say hi to everyone lurking the forums on this site.

Anyway, I'm having a problem with my /home fs. It is ext3 and I am running it on a RH9 box. df is reporting the fs full so i cant loginto x with any of my user accounts. After logging into one of the tty's and rm ing 800mb of files df still reports the drive as being full. I have run a fsck ( e2fsck -f /dev/hda5 ) which returned
"/home: 116756/1348403 files ( 3.6 non-contiguous ), 26077825/26967102 blocks "
... seems ok

The system has been rebooted and the problem remains.

Any ideas?? I'm stumped
 
Old 03-29-2004, 12:36 AM   #2
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is /home mounted as its own partition?
from the console - 'df -h' will return the sizes and amount used/remaining per partition. If your /home is full, removing data from another partition won't help you much.

Post the output of 'df' and 'mount' if the problem need further investigation.

Cheers,
 
Old 03-29-2004, 01:19 AM   #3
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yes /home is its own partition. And the deleted data was from the home partition.

output of df -h is :

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda4 5.0G 4.2G 497M 90% /
none 251M 0 251M 0% /dev/shm
/dev/hda5 102G 98G 0 100% /home


Output of mount.
/dev/hda4 on / type ext3 (rw)
none on /proc type proc (rw)
usbdevfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbdevfs (rw)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
/dev/hda5 on /home type ext3 (rw)
 
Old 03-29-2004, 01:26 AM   #4
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Its now 4Gb under full volume... try obliterating /tmp, or really, the contents of /tmp, things get nasty with lockfiles in there, especially with X. Might want to back that up first before doing it.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 03-29-2004, 07:59 AM   #5
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Most distros reserve 5-10 % of every drive for root's use only, if you log in as root can you get into X? I have a removable drive that always says it is 100% full when it has 3 gigs free but that is because of the amount it is reserving for root.
 
Old 03-31-2004, 01:11 AM   #6
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Quote:
Most distros reserve 5-10 % of every drive for root's use only, if you log in as root can you get into X? I have a removable drive that always says it is 100% full when it has 3 gigs free but that is because of the amount it is reserving for root.
gday climan

I can only get into x with root. I've deleted about 2gb I will try deleting more stuff. Do you know how to get rid of the 5-10% reservation?
 
Old 03-31-2004, 06:24 AM   #7
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From what I am seeing on google it is only ext2/ext3 that reserve space so a filesystem like reiserfs would not do that. I also see where you can use tune2fs to change the reserved amount of space, take a look at the two links I have below. Also I see that in order to alter a partition with tunefs you have to unmount it, so you will want to unmount the home partition before trying it. I would also check out the man page for tune2fs.


https://listman.redhat.com/archives/.../msg00022.html
http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/lin...05.3/0473.html
 
Old 03-31-2004, 06:50 AM   #8
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you were absolutely right, thanx dude all is fixed now
 
  


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