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Old 08-23-2006, 04:49 PM   #1
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Hard drive space filled, X fails, says connection reset by peer


Mandriva Linux, 2006. Used linux a few years.

When I went to start the computer, I get an error message about squid failing to load. Then, X will not start (says connection reset by peer, thought I don't really know how this affects X), and my hard drive has magically filled completely. On shut down (from non-GUI command prompt), SMB fails, along with some others I cannot remember. Any word on what could cause this, and how I can fix it? (other partition of hard drive works fine [so far], and Partition Magic does not detect anything wrong.)
 
Old 08-23-2006, 04:58 PM   #2
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I'd look into why your drive is full: what files are taking up space?

Try 'du -sh /*' for starters, and work your way down from there.
 
Old 08-24-2006, 04:15 PM   #3
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Will do. Thanks.
 
Old 08-24-2006, 06:59 PM   #4
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Another approach to consider would be to boot from a Live CD like Knoppix. The potential advantage obviously would be that you'd gain access to a GUI. Good luck with it
 
Old 08-28-2006, 04:20 PM   #5
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Thanks for your help. Still nothing, I am going to try to install the driver from the linux DVD.
 
Old 08-28-2006, 04:37 PM   #6
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Did you ever find out which files are occupying all your space? X won't start if it can't write logfiles. I don't know which drivers you intend to install...
 
  


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