root partition full
ctres at grics.net
Wed Dec 21 10:41:55 UTC 2011
On 12/20/2011 04:42 PM, James Tappin wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Dec 2011 11:32:33 -0600
> CJ Tres<ctres at grics.net> wrote:
> CT> df -Th | sort says:
> CT> /dev/sda1 ext3 28G 26G 1.1G 96% /
> CT> /dev/sda7 ext4 51G 13G 36G 27% /home
> CT> Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
> CT> none devtmpfs 4.0G 704K 4.0G 1% /dev
> CT> none tmpfs 4.0G 0 4.0G 0% /var/lock
> CT> none tmpfs 4.0G 432K 4.0G 1% /var/run
> CT> none tmpfs 4.0G 788K 4.0G 1% /dev/shm
> CT> Is there something else I'm missing that I may be able to do to get
> CT> the percentage down or is my / partition just too small?
> That looks an awfully large amount on / (my kubuntu system has 9.9Gb).
> A long shot but worth checking: is there an old copy of /home on that
> partition that is masked by the mount point?
> A couple of way to check this:
> 1) cd /
> sudo du -skx *
> If the total at the end is much less than df says, then it's a
Yes, this reports /home as 8.5 G. Under nautilus>properties it's 7.1G.
So do I understand that the 8.5G du reports is a copy?
I'm unsure how I would determine if there is anything useful in it or not.
> 2) cd /
> sudo umount /home
> ls /home
> sudo du -skx *
> You will probably need to be logged into the console with no X-session
> running to be able to umount /home.
> If either of these shows a non-empty /home then, make a backup of that
> /home somewhere unless (you're quite sure there's nothing useful on it),
> and then delete the contents of the phantom /home (but not the
> directory), finally mount /home again.
> *** PLEASE MAKE ABSOLUTELY SURE THAT /home IS REALLY UNMOUNTED BEFORE
> ATTEMPTING TO DELETE THE CONTENTS OF /home ***
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