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Dan Farrell 07-27-2008 10:30 PM

Running out of disk space!
 
On Sun, 27 Jul 2008 19:10:07 -0400
"pat decampos" <decampos@gmail.com> wrote:

> All,
>
> It seems like I am running out of disk space on my home partition. I
> instalhttp://img99.imageshack.us/img99/646/screenshotsystemmonitorxz0.pngled
> through Wubi in Windows, and thought that 10GB would be enough. I've
> attached a link to a screenshot hoping it would aid thesituation:
> http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/646/screenshotsystemmonitorxz0.png

good thinking, the command line program 'df' probably would have been
a lot less hassle, but this works.

> I tried expanding the /host/ubuntu/disks/boot device using gparted,
> but that did nothing to improve /host/ubuntu/disks/root.disk.
> Where should I be doing that? Aren't they the same device?

No, they aren't the same disk. If you were to send over the output of
'df' and of 'sudo fdisk -l' it would be a little easier to see your
partitioning scheme and advise, but from what you did provide, it looks
as if you have quite a lot of extra space in /boot. /boot generally
holds files to be used at the very beginning of the computer's boot
process; the grub menu, the linux kernels, possibly some graphics...

If this is the common way of doing it, you'll find that the 'mount'
command will show that boot and root are in fact entirely different
partitions, and that you should probably shrink /boot down
significantly and put that space in / (root).

Exactly how you managed to fill almost 9G of data in /boot is actually
beyond me, but I would have expected it to be much closer to a few
tenths of a gigabyte .. but I'm not on ubuntu right now, so perhaps
other list viewers can back me up on this.

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"pat decampos" 07-27-2008 11:10 PM

Running out of disk space!
 
All,

It seems like I am running out of disk space on my home partition. I installed through Wubi in Windows, and thought that 10GB would be enough. I've attached a link to a screenshot hoping it would aid the situation: http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/646/screenshotsystemmonitorxz0.png


I tried expanding the /host/ubuntu/disks/boot device using gparted, but that did nothing to improve /host/ubuntu/disks/root.disk. Where should I be doing that? Aren't they the same device?

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"pat decampos" 07-28-2008 01:33 AM

Running out of disk space!
 
As requested:

Result of fdisk -l:

Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x4e74c1d1


** Device Boot***** Start******** End***** Blocks** Id* System
/dev/sda1** *********** 1****** 30401** 244196001*** 7* HPFS/NTFS

Disk /dev/sdb: 37.0 GB, 37019566080 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4500 cylinders

Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000db7fd

** Device Boot***** Start******** End***** Blocks** Id* System
/dev/sdb1** *********** 1******* 4499*** 36138186*** 7* HPFS/NTFS


Disk /dev/sdc: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x771b17c9

** Device Boot***** Start******** End***** Blocks** Id* System

/dev/sdc1************* 17****** 23874** 191639385*** 7* HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sdc2********** 23875****** 30401*** 52428127+** 7* HPFS/NTFS

Disk /dev/sde: 1015 MB, 1015808000 bytes
32 heads, 63 sectors/track, 984 cylinders

Units = cylinders of 2016 * 512 = 1032192 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

** Device Boot***** Start******** End***** Blocks** Id* System
/dev/sde1************** 1******** 984***** 991747+** 6* FAT16


Result of df:

Filesystem********** 1K-blocks***** Used Available Use% Mounted on
/host/ubuntu/disks/root.disk
********************** 6782016** 6440372******** 0 100% /
varrun**************** 1037300****** 304** 1036996** 1% /var/run

varlock*************** 1037300******** 0** 1037300** 0% /var/lock
udev****************** 1037300******* 88** 1037212** 1% /dev
devshm**************** 1037300****** 596** 1036704** 1% /dev/shm
lrm******************* 1037300**** 39760*** 997540** 4% /lib/modules/2.6.24-19-generic/volatile

/dev/sdb1************ 36138184* 10590044* 25548140* 30% /media/windows
/dev/sdc1*********** 191639380* 64226536 127412844* 34% /media/storage 2
/dev/sda1*********** 244196000 115569628 128626372* 48% /media/storage 1

gvfs-fuse-daemon****** 6782016** 6440372******** 0 100% /home/pat/.gvfs
/dev/sdf1*********** 484535504* 17079656 443036648** 4% /media/disk
/dev/sde1************** 991488*** 985184***** 6304 100% /media/disk-1
/dev/sdd1*********** 312568640*** 788312 311780328** 1% /media/external_




On Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 6:30 PM, Dan Farrell <dan@spore.ath.cx> wrote:

On Sun, 27 Jul 2008 19:10:07 -0400

"pat decampos" <decampos@gmail.com> wrote:



> All,

>

> It seems like I am running out of disk space on my home partition. I

> instalhttp://img99.imageshack.us/img99/646/screenshotsystemmonitorxz0.pngled

> through Wubi in Windows, and thought that 10GB would be enough. I've

> attached a link to a screenshot hoping it would aid thesituation:

> http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/646/screenshotsystemmonitorxz0.png



good thinking, the command line program 'df' probably would have been

a lot less hassle, but this works.



> I tried expanding the /host/ubuntu/disks/boot device using gparted,

> but that did nothing to improve /host/ubuntu/disks/root.disk.

> Where should I be doing that? Aren't they the same device?



No, they aren't the same disk. If you were to send over the output of

'df' and of 'sudo fdisk -l' *it would be a little easier to see your

partitioning scheme and advise, but from what you did provide, it looks

as if you have quite a lot of extra space in /boot. */boot generally

holds files to be used at the very beginning of the computer's boot

process; the grub menu, the linux kernels, possibly some graphics...



If this is the common way of doing it, you'll find that the 'mount'

command will show that boot and root are in fact entirely different

partitions, and that you should probably shrink /boot down

significantly and put that space in / (root).



Exactly how you managed to fill almost 9G of data in /boot is actually

beyond me, but I would have expected it to be much closer to a few

tenths of a gigabyte .. but I'm not on ubuntu right now, so perhaps

other list viewers can back me up on this.



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Dan Farrell 07-28-2008 01:41 AM

Running out of disk space!
 
On Sun, 27 Jul 2008 21:33:48 -0400
"pat decampos" <decampos@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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"pat decampos" 07-28-2008 11:20 AM

Running out of disk space!
 
On Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 9:41 PM, Dan Farrell <dan@spore.ath.cx> wrote:

On Sun, 27 Jul 2008 21:33:48 -0400

"pat decampos" <decampos@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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"pat decampos" 07-28-2008 11:37 PM

Running out of disk space!
 
On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 7:20 AM, pat decampos <decampos@gmail.com> wrote:

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


On Sun, 27 Jul 2008 21:33:48 -0400

"pat decampos" <decampos@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?



I have tried GParted and I am unable to find the root partition. I only found /boot. Where else could it be?

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