On Wednesday 21 September 2011 13:26:56 Stan Hoeppner wrote:
> This thread has been going on too long Lisi. *Let's get this fixed
> already. *
*Run these commands to see if you've run out of free space
> or run out of inodes:
> # df -h -x tmpfs
> # df -i -h -x tmpfs
Thanks, Stan. Your concern is much appreciated Mea culpa. I went to bed - I
was running out of matchsticks to use to hold my eyelids open - and have been
tied up all morning. I admit to having been somewhat swamped in knowing what
to try first!! When my attempt to use a live CD foundered on my less than
perfect knowledge of a US keyboard, I next tried GParted, which had also been
suggested. (I couldn't use the live CD because I couldn't find the pipe. I
now have, thanks to Dom. It is where the tilda is on my keyboard.)
Overnight I resized the / partition to take the rest of that hard drive. I
had used only half of it to leave room for a dual boot if I should ever want
So now things are working again, but I would still like to know what went
wrong, and shall work through all the suggestions until either I solve what
went wrong or I run out of things to try.
Tux:/home/lisi# df -h -x tmpfs
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1 73G 30G 41G 42% /
/dev/sda1 231G 38G 182G 17% /home
Tux:/home/lisi# df -i -h -x tmpfs
Filesystem Inodes IUsed IFree IUse% Mounted on
/dev/hda1 4.7M 171K 4.5M 4% /
/dev/sda1 15M 91K 15M 1% /home
So it wasn't inodes. 30 G was the size of the original partition, so it still
thinks that the 30G was all used up.
As I try the other things, I'll report back. If nothing else, it might be
useful to someone looking in the archives. It may, of course, remain one of
life's little mysteries.
I have learnt two things at least:
Keep an eye on your / partition and not just on /home. That too was filling
up, but I knew and did something about it.
Use Clonezilla or something - and set-selections, because you never know when
you may need to reinstall.
Many thanks to all of you. I really, really appreciate what you all did to
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