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#1 2004-12-23 23:35:07

matto
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i run out of space

hi
I need to enlarge my root partition (i only have one linux partition)
which is jfs. ok one solution is create a new bigger jfs partition, mount it as for example /newlinux , copy all my files to it, update the config files, run lilo again and reboot.
but isnt there are more comfortable way???


i also thought of creating seperate partitions for /home /usr /opt ....
but i have a problem with that....
when i create those partitons mount them as /templinx copy files to it, remount it as /home .... what will be with my "old" home directory???? is ist hidden? or do i have every file twice?? i don´t understand the way this should work...

...but maybe there is a way to enlarge a jfs partiton ;-)

greetinx matto


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#2 2004-12-23 23:48:14

oscar
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Re: i run out of space

try removing old pkg-files and similar smile
if this gives you any output, remove as many files as you can in there!  smile

du -h /var/cache/pacman

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#3 2004-12-24 00:51:16

matto
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Re: i run out of space

ok this happens:

[root@hansa matto]# du -h /var/cache/pacman
0       /var/cache/pacman/pkg
2,5M    /var/cache/pacman/src
2,5M    /var/cache/pacman

i only have 400 Mb left on / but i have some fat32 partitions wating to be merged with my "/" ....
what is the best thing to do?
greetings matto


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#4 2004-12-24 08:51:32

oscar
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Re: i run out of space

If you can, put your most space consuming directorys on a separate partition - first, it's more secure, and second - it can increase your systems performance.
In Arch Linux, /opt can get pretty big (with kde, gnome etc.), but /usr and /home are usually the hogs eating your space.


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#5 2004-12-24 11:27:48

matto
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Re: i run out of space

hi!
ok i want to put my /home and my /usr onto 2 partitions on my  hd
is this possible? or do i have to use partitions on the same disk??
and how do i do this... i still can´t imagine how this should work...
when i copy /home to another partitin mount thsi as /home... what will be with the old /home???
can you give me a short how to?
greetings matto

::EDIT::
btw what does this mean

[root@hansa etc]# lilo
Warning: '/proc/partitions' does not match '/dev' directory structure.
    Name change: '/dev/hda9' -> '/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part9'
    The kernel was compiled without DEVFS, but the '/dev' directory structure
        implements the DEVFS filesystem.

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#6 2004-12-24 15:16:18

Mr Green
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Re: i run out of space

errr like If you are using Udev then add append="devfs=nomount" to lilo

other than that its telling you that you have no devfs support in your kernel ....

I would layout your ideal disc structure in a way people can understand ie



df -hT
Filesystem    Type    Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1     ext3     47G  6.1G   39G  14% /
none         tmpfs    124M     0  124M   0% /dev/shm
tmpfs        tmpfs    124M   32K  124M   1% /tmp
/dev/hda2     ext3     28G  2.6G   24G  10% /home
/dev/hdb1     ext2    958M   69M  840M   8% /mnt/hdb1
/dev/hdb2 reiserfs     37G  750M   36G   3% /mnt/hdb2

then we may be able to help you more .....

HTH


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#7 2004-12-24 16:32:40

matto
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Re: i run out of space

[matto@hansa ~]$ df -hT
Dateisystem   Typ    Größe Benut  Verf Ben% Eingehängt auf
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target1/lun0/part3
               jfs    4,1G  3,7G  501M  89% /
none         tmpfs    251M     0  251M   0% /dev/shm
tmpfs        tmpfs    251M   68K  251M   1% /tmp
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part5
              vfat    6,9G  6,7G  221M  97% /mnt/mukku
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target1/lun0/part1
              vfat    7,1G  6,3G  795M  89% /mnt/G-muell
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part6
              vfat    3,4G  462M  3,0G  14% /mnt/E-rip

in my lilo.conf i have

image=/boot/vmlinuz26
        label=arch
        root=/dev/hdb3
        read-only
        append="devfs=nomount"

but a startup i always get "devfs start fail"....
do not really know if udev is running correctly
greetings matto


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#8 2004-12-24 16:35:39

Mr Green
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Re: i run out of space

does not look like it  :?

Have you got udev installed ?


pacman -Qi udev

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