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Old 06-09-2005, 11:43 AM   #1
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Strange Disk Space Issues


Hi all,

Having a strange disk space issue. When trying to start my vncserver, it fails to boot up and claims that I am out of space on /root.

Mysteriously, my mount points look like this

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/dev/sda8            1011M 1012M     0 100% /
/dev/sda3             121M   14M  101M  12% /boot
none                  1.8G     0  1.8G   0% /dev/shm
/dev/sda7            1011M   33M  927M   4% /tmp
/dev/sda5             157G  2.2G  147G   2% /usr
/dev/sda6             105G   15G   85G  15% /var
/dev/sda2             2.5G  752M  1.6G  32% /home
How can / suddendly only have a capacity of one gig? Here is my fstab file:

Code:
LABEL=/                 /                       ext3    defaults        1 1
LABEL=/boot             /boot                   ext3    defaults        1 2
none                    /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0
none                    /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0
none                    /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults        0 0
LABEL=/tmp              /tmp                    ext3    defaults        1 2
LABEL=/usr              /usr                    ext3    defaults        1 2
LABEL=/var              /var                    ext3    defaults        1 2
/dev/sda9               swap                    swap    defaults        0 0
/dev/sda2               /home                   ext3    defaults        1 2
/dev/cdrom              /mnt/cdrom              iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0                /mnt/floppy             auto    noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 06-09-2005, 11:47 AM   #2
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have u checked out for quota on your machine.

Can u give the result of fdsik -l command
 
Old 06-09-2005, 12:11 PM   #3
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Output from fdisk -l

Code:
   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1             1         5     40131   de  Dell Utility
/dev/sda2             6       332   2626627+  83  Linux
/dev/sda3   *       333       348    128520   83  Linux
/dev/sda4           349     35694 283916745    f  Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5           349     21213 167598081   83  Linux
/dev/sda6         21214     35178 112173831   83  Linux
/dev/sda7         35179     35309   1052226   83  Linux
/dev/sda8         35310     35440   1052226   83  Linux
/dev/sda9         35441     35694   2040223+  82  Linux swap
 
Old 06-09-2005, 12:18 PM   #4
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ok fine means the disk is intact but have u looked for quotas

What do you mean here by mount points
 
Old 06-09-2005, 12:32 PM   #5
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Thanks for the reply btw.

Could you please elaborate on quotas?
 
Old 06-10-2005, 05:04 AM   #6
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Linux home directories have disk quotas that limit the total disk usage. The soft disk quota is 100-mb. You may exceed it for up to seven days. The hard limit is 110-mb. You may not exceed it. If you do exceed either limit you will be unable to login normally. You will need to login using text console mode and remove some files to lower your disk quota.
 
Old 06-10-2005, 05:24 AM   #7
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command "quota" shows disk usage & limit.

but not sure is your problem really due to quota. becoz your "df" output shown / is sda8 partition & used up 1 gig thus 100% full. "fdisk -l" shown sda8 has one gig of phisical capacity. so i think u actually ran out of physical space since /root is under / partition.


/dev/sda8 1011M 1012M 0 100% /

/dev/sda8 35310 35440 1052226 83 Linux
 
  


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