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#1 2012-02-21 00:13:02

geoffm
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Registered: 2012-01-15
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[solved] root partition is full, what are my options?

Here's my setup:
hda1 40GB Windows
hda2 boot
hda3 200GB data
hda4 10GB Arch linux
hda5 10GB empty (will hold distributions I want to try)
hda6 10GB empty
hda7 5GB swap

problem: hda4 just got 100% full.

I've been installing/removing a lot of packages just to try stuff (DEs and bigger apps), but I'm not sure there's that much stuff I could erase and I don't even kno if there's useless stuff left behind I can remove
a long term solution would be to give up hda5 and resize hda4.
Which utility can I use for that? I don't expect Arch to be able to resize the active root partition? Can I use some partitionner for Windows or should I create a live disk of some other distribution and use a linux disk partitionner?

Last edited by geoffm (2012-02-21 02:39:03)

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#2 2012-02-21 00:15:26

karol
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Registered: 2009-05-06
Posts: 25,433

Re: [solved] root partition is full, what are my options?

Pleeeease search the forums and the wiki.
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=135664
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1058981


See where exactly did the free space go, clean your package cache if possible.

Last edited by karol (2012-02-21 00:17:02)

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#3 2012-02-21 08:14:40

Awebb
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Registered: 2010-05-06
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Re: [solved] root partition is full, what are my options?

There are 40GB on hda1 waiting to be cleaned. You could mount /tmp there.

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#4 2012-02-21 17:03:07

willbprog127
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Registered: 2011-11-09
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Re: [solved] root partition is full, what are my options?

Awebb wrote:

There are 40GB on hda1 waiting to be cleaned. You could mount /tmp there.

Now now, what will geoffm use if(when) Arch breaks from an update and geoffm needs to access the Arch forums, hmmm??? wink

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#5 2012-02-21 17:23:26

Awebb
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Registered: 2010-05-06
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Re: [solved] root partition is full, what are my options?

The arch netinstall CD and elinks? :-D

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