Recommended hard drive diet?
tuxebi at gmx.de
Fri Dec 15 13:40:27 UTC 2006
Trevor Nye wrote:
>> I would try to tackle this from the bottom up.
>> df -h
>> shows you all your partitions on your disk, their respective sizes and
>> what percentage of that space is in use.
> I tried this cammand but I get this result
> trevor at Ubuntu-desktop:~$ df -h
> Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
> /dev/hdb1 20G 19G 241M 99% /
> varrun 506M 136K 506M 1% /var/run
> varlock 506M 0 506M 0% /var/lock
> procbususb 10M 140K 9.9M 2% /proc/bus/usb
> udev 10M 140K 9.9M 2% /dev
> devshm 506M 0 506M 0% /dev/shm
> lrm 506M 18M 489M
> 4% /lib/modules/2.6.17-10-generic/volatile
> trevor at Ubuntu-desktop:~$
> But I also have hda2 & hda3 I am on UBUNTU 6.10
hmmm, so that means that you are running out of space in / ;-)
Now use Clives command to identify the most critical space hogs and proceed
After you will be "clean" again, you might consider to use separate
partitions for anything that is eating up your space. Doing this, you keep
a workable computer, even if your space eating daemons will render their
separate partition to be out of space.
Imho, it usually is a good idea to have /home on a separate partition,
Depending on what you do, /var (and many more) could also make sense.
Btw. having you /home on a separate partition also will make any
distribution reinstall or upgrade nearly trivial.
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