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Old 09-01-2003, 03:07 PM   #1
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Unhappy Session lasted less than 10 seconds. Your HDD maybe full


Hi,

When I try and login to my computer using a normal user i get a message about the session having lasted less than 10 seconds and that my HDD may be full. I have checked and it seems that / is full. I have no idea why. Any body have any idea how I can find what has eaten my / partition (i have separate partitions for /var /home etc etc)?

Thanks

Paul
 
Old 09-01-2003, 03:13 PM   #2
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What size is the partition? What does the output of this show:
cd /
du -hs `ls`
df -h
 
Old 09-01-2003, 03:26 PM   #3
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Here is the info you requested:

Code:
# du -hs `ls`
6.7M    bin
9.6M    boot
338K    dev
9.7M    etc
419M    home
1.0K    initrd
75M     lib
12K     lost+found
1.0K    misc
3.0K    mnt
1.0K    opt
du: `proc/28607/fd/3': No such file or directory
129M    proc
6.5M    root
12M     sbin
370M    tmp
939M    usr
65M     var
Code:
# df -h
Filesystem            Size     Used   Avail  Use%  Mounted on
/dev/hda5            494M   487M     0     100%  /
/dev/hda1            99M     14M    80M     15%  /boot
/dev/hda3            7.1G    451M  6.2G      7%  /home
none                    62M        0      61M      0%  /dev/shm
/dev/hda2            19G     971M  17G       6%  /usr
/dev/hda6            1004M   81M  871M    9%  /var
 
Old 09-01-2003, 03:36 PM   #4
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you have a very small / partition and tmp is using up most of the free space:
370M tmp

tmp files should be safe to delete so try this then reboot:
rm -rf /tmp/*
 
Old 09-01-2003, 03:46 PM   #5
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I used what RH8 recommended for my 30GB HDD. I will try removing the tmp files. I think i know why this is. I store my ISO files that are used to backup my files onto CD
 
Old 09-02-2003, 01:07 PM   #6
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Maybe you should create a seperate directory for doing your own temp opperations like:
/usr/local/tmp
 
Old 09-02-2003, 08:48 PM   #7
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You may also consider checking your /etc/cron.daily/tmpwatch and edit to shorten the scan time to clean files out of your /tmp or whatever directory.

In my tmpwatch cron it's a 3 digit number that is a mult of 24 (hours). If you wanted it to check every 2 day's as opposed to 7 day's you would reduce it from 168 to 48

Just an automated idea to keep temp clean.
 
  


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