Running out of disk space!

pat decampos decampos at gmail.com
Mon Jul 28 11:20:55 UTC 2008


On Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 9:41 PM, Dan Farrell <dan at spore.ath.cx> wrote:

> On Sun, 27 Jul 2008 21:33:48 -0400
> "pat decampos" <decampos at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Result of fdisk -l:
>
> fdisk -l wasn't very interesting.  Your ubuntu disk didn't show there,
> so I deleted those sections.  Read on.
>
> > Result of df:
> >
> > Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
> > /host/ubuntu/disks/root.disk
> >                        6782016   6440372         0 100% /
>  ... irrelevance snipped ...
> > /dev/sdb1             36138184  10590044  25548140  30% /media/win
> > /dev/sdc1            191639380  64226536 127412844  34% /media/s.2
> > /dev/sda1            244196000 115569628 128626372  48% /media/s.1
> > /dev/sdf1            484535504  17079656 443036648   4% /media/d.
> > /dev/sdd1            312568640    788312 311780328   1% /media/ext
>
> This tells me you have no space in /, which is bad because you're
> likely to need space there, for temporary files, for space in ~/ (your
> home directory) or in /var/log for system logs.
>
> However you also have a ton of space on sda,sdb,sdc,sdd (especially!)
> and sdf.
>
> You have a few options.
>        1) take that space out of the boot partition and put it back
>                into / (root).
>        2) shrink one of your emptier windows partitions and use them
>                to store part of / (like /usr, which takes up lots of
>                space,  or /home).
>        3) remove something.  I don't recommend this unless you have a
>                lot of cruft you mean to remove.
>
> I recommend the first option, because you're more likely to feel
> comfortable doing that.
>
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Would I take space out of /boot and place it into / using GParted? Or is
there another method?
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