cave.dnb2m97pp at aliceadsl.fr
Wed Apr 1 17:37:21 UTC 2009
On Wednesday 01 April 2009 16:47, Jonas Norlander wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 4:29 PM, Steven Vollom
> <stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> >>> Does it grow as I add
> >>> applications, or are they put in one of the other storage areas?
> >> New applications are put here (sda2).
> > How does one know how much space to allow for the / partition then if
> > you place new applications in that space?
> >>> When I noticed that of the 50 gb of space that I allocated for the
> >>> primary boot partition only 6gb remained, I became worried that I may
> >>> not notice as it got close to full, and I would overload the
> >>> partition and lock things up.
> >> Obviously there are only 19GB on your / partition, not 50GB.
> > then what are the 3.9gb spaces that are mostly empty, like tmpfs.
> > Aren't they on the / partition. And if not, where? That is over 23gb
> > of space. What would you recommend for a / partition size? Can I use
> > the partition feature and take space from another partition to add to
> > the / partition?
> As I wrote in another mail in this thread tmpfs is a virtual file
> system and it is only using your RAM. It don't take up 3.9 Gb of your
> hard disks and it dont take up 3.9 Gb of your RAM. It will grow
> dynamical to a _max_ size of 3.9 Gb. And as you see in the output of
> the "df -h" command they are almost empty. You have plenty of RAM so
> don't worry about that.
> / Jonas
Regarding /var. it's probably worth a look in /var/cache/apt/archives. A while
back I was doing the updates on some distro or other, and they
wouldn't/couldn't install. Opened KDiskFree, which showed the / partition
redlining. Had a look in /var/cache/apt/archives, and found over 3Gb of
downloaded packages sitting there.
I don't know what Jaunty (alpha) is like on the frequency of updates, but
Fedora rawhide, and Debian Sid certainly are updating constantly.
Steven. It's worth a look in /var/cache/apt/archives, and see how much
harddrive space is being taken up by packages in this directory.
Personally, as I'm on dialup, and may want to install another instance of the
distro, I copy the archives to a FAT32 partition, which saves downloading all
the updates again.
If you find there is a whole bunch of packages in /var/cache/apt/archives, you
can simply do a: sudo apt-get clean , and the packages will miraculously
disappear, thus giving you back some harddrive space.
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