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Old 02-13-2004, 11:34 AM   #1
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Mandrake is out of space (small partition)


Heya everyone,
I had a PC with Windaz XP installed, and I partitioned the HD with PartitionMagic, so that Linux had like... 3GB, and then I installed Mandrake 9.1.
The other day, I was trying to install dMSN but it couldn't run because "JVM was not installed" (the installer was supposed to come with JVM), so I downloaded Java, and double-clicked the installer but it didn't run. Then, my mum wanted to use the pc, so I logged out, but when she was logging in with KDE (3.1), this msg popped up "The tmp dir is out of space" or something like that.

Do I need to make the linux partition bigger? Or to clean up the tmp dir?

Please help, i'm a linux newbie
Thanks in advance,
Esteban
 
Old 02-13-2004, 11:39 AM   #2
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Try cleaing up your /tmp directory first? How much space is it taking up?

You can probably clear out some logs to in /var/log.

Did you create separate partitions for /tmp or the such or just one big one that / resides on?
 
Old 02-14-2004, 01:57 AM   #3
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You could make a new partition and format it FAT32. That way both xp and linux can read/write to it and you can store all your downloaded files on it before installing.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 12:59 PM   #4
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gd idea... btw, how do i clean up the /var/log dir??? linux starts in "command line mode" now
 
Old 02-15-2004, 10:34 PM   #5
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In the Mandrake Controle Center you can set to system to autolog on to your favorate desktop and user.

You can also set it to clean out the temp directory every boot.
 
Old 02-16-2004, 12:00 PM   #6
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df
du -cH /tmp
du -cH /var/log
might give useful information. If you are a newbie, your logs should not be huge.
ls -l /var/log/mess*
as root
#cd /var/log
#rm file will get rid of "file" for you. You may need the current one...

I suspect your real problem is you have installed and downloaded so much that your 3gB is used up. 3gB is pretty small these days. You can buy large drives for about $1/gB (Canada) or you could take back your space from that other OS... Dual drives also give improved performance using RAID.
 
Old 02-16-2004, 04:14 PM   #7
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thanx a lot to everyone... I'll try that... And I'll buy a new drive ASAP
 
  


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