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Old 05-18-2008, 11:48 PM
Karl Larsen
Default Why so big?

Mike Bird wrote:
> On Sun May 18 2008 15:18:11 Karl Larsen wrote:
>> Mike Bird wrote:
>> Mike your not thinking right. /boot is a DIRECTORY off of /. When I
>> tried to umount it did the expected:
>> karl@karl-desktop:/$ sudo umount /boot
>> [sudo] password for karl:
>> umount: /boot: not mounted
>> karl@karl-desktop:/$ sudo umount boot
>> umount: boot: not mounted
>> karl@karl-desktop:/$
>> It is not smart enough to say it's a directory but that is the
>> problem. So I think your search for 4 Gb of free space is just not going
>> to work.
> Karl,
> I did not suggest that you use the procedure on your /boot. I suggested
> that you use the procedure "for each of your mounts that is (a) a real
> file system and (b) not the root file system." I illustrated with
> my /boot, which is a mount point on most of my systems.
> You have a rather unusual selection of mount points. I suggest you try
> /f7home first, then /home, then /var/lock, then /var/run. They are
> listed roughly in increasing likelihood that you'll need to take action
> such as shutting down your desktop or rebooting in recovery mode.
> --Mike Bird
Well it was impossible to do anything with the computer running so I
dropped out and got the CD working. There I found a thing I called
/home/oldkarl and it was large so I deleted it. All else looked fine and
just did a df and it is good now. Here it is:

Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda8 9187068 2894196 5826188 34% /

So my partition is too big now :-)



Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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