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After setting up my elegant slackware desktop, my next plan was to install VMWare. VMWare installed fine and all. In fact, previously, I had been running a DragonFly client. But when I installed this time, I think I might have made one fatal error, creating a /tmp directory in the first place. After VMWare was installed and the DragonFly images were made, I booted from the DragonFly CD, but during the middle of the boot sequence, VMWare tells me /tmp is almost full. Apparently VMWare uses /tmp as well to cache all the stuff while running the client.
My fatal error was I only installed the /tmp partition as 256 MB, which I heard was enough from a lot of people. My question is: is there anyway to set a different /tmp directory or am I going to have to resize my /tmp partition? I might as well do that considering it's good practice to know how to.
Also, what's the command that shows how much space is free on each partition? I feel so dumb, I must have forgotten. Thanks.
Thanks for that. Well, now it seems that my /tmp is not even big enough to do other stuff like install enemy territory or america's army. I'm going to have to resize this partition to about 1-1.5 GB. That's the only solution. Anyone know how to do that?
I guess my temporary solution (probably permanent solution) is I just mounted the used to be /tmp partition as /blah and the /tmp now shares space with /. This is fine. I was using gkrellm to monitor disk traffic and, boy, does VMWare drink up your tmp folder. My / partition is 4GB and when I ran VMWare, it came down to 2. I realized I also needed this for things like America's Army. Now I just have 256 MB sitting around in a /blah partition and just need ideas of what I could convert it to.