Recommended hard drive diet?

Trevor Nye trevor.nye at
Fri Dec 15 15:38:22 UTC 2006

Thanks for the advice. have a good weekend

> 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
> from there.
> 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.
> Kind regards
> Eberhard

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