Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Ubuntu
User Name
Ubuntu This forum is for the discussion of Ubuntu Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 03-27-2007, 08:49 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: May 2004
Posts: 12

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy root file system full

Using Ubuntu Edgy my root file system is 3 gigs and I somehow have used all available space on this partition. df -h show 3 gig size and 100% usage. How can I resize my home partition with out losing any data to make room for the root system?

Last edited by WLReed; 03-27-2007 at 08:59 PM.
Old 03-27-2007, 08:55 PM   #2
Registered: Sep 2006
Location: Canada
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 702

Rep: Reputation: 43
You could boot using the GParted LiveCD to resize your partitions.
Old 03-27-2007, 11:29 PM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Distribution: Ubuntu, Debian, Various using VMWare
Posts: 2,088

Rep: Reputation: 62
When resizing, make sure that you make plenty of room for /. I always keep about 15GB for the root partition, to make sure I won't fill it up to fast.

GParted is an excellent tool as a live CD, I have used it several times with no problems.



disk, usage

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
root file system full linuxtesting2 Solaris / OpenSolaris 7 08-15-2007 05:41 AM
file system full check liguorir Linux - Software 2 03-27-2007 08:53 PM
write error (file system full?) naijaguy Linux - Newbie 2 02-10-2005 10:55 AM
Boot Error: Root file system /dev/root adtomar Linux - Networking 0 12-27-2004 10:50 AM
/home file system 100% full gromo Linux - Enterprise 5 11-04-2004 09:47 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Ubuntu

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:55 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration