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I am a t a loss here. HOWTO: Recover Lost Disk Space - drs305 http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1122670 HOWTO: Cleaning up all those unnecessary junk files... Here's the link: http://forums.partedmagic.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=520In case the Parted Magic forums are down, DSpider wrote:I used the latest version of Parted Magic to partition my 5 yo 40 GB Maxtor HDD.- created a DistroUbuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Re: Disk Space Issues.. Source

Here's my partitioning scheme:3.0 GB - NFTS - Windows XP Pro ()1.0 GB - swap5.0 GB - ext4 - /28+ GB - ext 4 - /homeSo here's my problem. You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices. Offline #8 2009-08-27 12:51:57 DSpider Member From: Romania Registered: 2009-08-23 Posts: 2,273 Re: [SOLVED] Error after error after error.

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Adv Reply November 28th, 2011 #9 illuminate1 View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message 5 Cups of Ubuntu Join Date Oct 2011 Beans 19 Re: Disk Space Issues.. I had to go into the mtab and fstab to comment out the mounts and reboot, kept getting errors on umount. Blogs Recent Entries Best Entries Best Blogs Blog List Search Blogs Home Forums HCL Reviews Tutorials Articles Register Search Search Forums Advanced Search Search Tags Search LQ Wiki Search Tutorials/Articles Search Good places to look for large amounts of non-essential data are in /tmp and /var/log, and you may have installed your system with /tmp and /var simply subdirectories, rather than separate

Proper grammar and punctuation is a sign of respect, and if you do not show any, you will NOT receive any help (at least not from me). Find More Posts by Master Fox 08-22-2005, 03:53 PM #9 theo444 LQ Newbie Registered: Jul 2005 Location: Colorado Distribution: Slackware 10.2 Posts: 10 Original Poster Rep: Normally I do the output would probably be the same in Arch. Please help!

The result is always the same. vBulletin ę2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes March 31, 2006, 16:41 while compiling OpenFOAM 1.2 I #1 maka Senior Member Maka Mohu Join Date: Mar 2009 Posts: 305 Rep Power: DistroUbuntu Development Release Re: Disk Space Issues..

If it is, deleting non-essential files should help, provided they are on the root partition, and not on some other partition that's mounted later. Well, I did just as you said and I found out that the permissions of /etc/fstab is read-write only for root. I have another slack-box that I just got running and /etc/mtab exists on it and fstab is also set to read-write only for root on that computer. Note that this will take a while since it's scanning your whole harddrive.

I wrote it with:dd bs=8M if=/tralalalala....lala/archlinux-2009.08-netinstall-i686.img of=/dev/sdaBooted ok. this contact form it should be using /etc/fstab not /etc/mtab. . . NetRAVEN5000 View Public Profile View LQ Blog View Review Entries View HCL Entries Visit NetRAVEN5000's homepage! This is often the cause of disk space issues.

Topics: Active | Unanswered Index ┬╗Installation ┬╗[SOLVED] Error after error after error. I'm sorry if I sound like I just keep whining, but I don't know what to do, and if I was left to fix it myself, I'd probably just cause more I tried copying it to /etc using Konsole and I get # cp mtab /etc cp: cannot stat `/etc/mtab': Permission denied I even tried to create a blank text file /etc/mtab have a peek here GRUB2 Retired.

This is often the cause of disk space issues. theo444 View Public Profile View LQ Blog View Review Entries View HCL Entries Find More Posts by theo444 08-22-2005, 12:50 AM #4 NetRAVEN5000 Member Registered: May 2005 Distribution: Ubuntu Adv Reply November 28th, 2011 #2 oldfred View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Super Master Roaster Join Date Jun 2009 Location SW Forida BeansHidden!

Also, I am using a putty window to log into this server so I do not have GUI access.

They may be recent or older? Having a problem logging in? But as it was booting, I think it did check the filesystem, but I'm not sure because it went so fast, like it does when it usually boots. LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware /etc/mtab problem = can't mount anything--cdrom,floppy,etc.

The time now is 20:05. Master Fox View Public Profile View LQ Blog View Review Entries View HCL Entries Visit Master Fox's homepage! Please help! Check This Out See if you can get just a bit of space by removing cached packages and emptying your trash so you can investigate further: Code: sudo apt-get clean rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash GRUB2

Executing pacman --root /mnt --confing /tmp/paerror: failed to init transaction (unable to lock database)if you're sure a package manager is not already running, you can remove /mnt/var/lib/pacman/db.lockPackage Installation CompleteContinueAnd:chroot: cannot run Remove some temporary files, etc. So instead, I booted to the Slack CD and mounted /dev/hda read-only and ran 'reiserfsck --check /dev/hda', but I got Replaying journal.. Do I need to change the file permissions of fstab?

Find More Posts by NetRAVEN5000 08-22-2005, 12:46 AM #3 theo444 LQ Newbie Registered: Jul 2005 Location: Colorado Distribution: Slackware 10.2 Posts: 10 Original Poster Rep: Hey, thanks for the The time now is 07:05 PM. Try doing a reboot and forcing the system into doing "fsck" at reboot by issuing this command as root: Code: shutdown -r -F (and don't forget that the "F" does need First, I apologize for my complete noob-ness.

But, interestingly the file /etc/mtab doesn't even exist (I even searched the entire computer for it and found nothing). Find More Posts by Master Fox 08-22-2005, 11:16 PM #11 theo444 LQ Newbie Registered: Jul 2005 Location: Colorado Distribution: Slackware 10.2 Posts: 10 Original Poster Rep: Sorry, it didn't Adv Reply November 28th, 2011 #5 illuminate1 View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message 5 Cups of Ubuntu Join Date Oct 2011 Beans 19 Re: Disk Space Issues.. So here is my issue, / is at 100%: Code: [email protected]:/# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/cciss/c0d0p1 129G 129G 0 100% / none 1.9G 232K 1.9G 1%

best regards, Maka March 31, 2006, 17:08 Well, looks like your /tmp dir #2 mbeaudoin Senior Member Martin Beaudoin Join Date: Mar 2009 Posts: 332 Rep Power: Unmount any backup partition and then look at /backup and /backups. I have no clue what happened here. CloudFlare Ray ID: 304fe3c7a43b22a6 • Your IP: 204.152.201.107 • Performance & security by CloudFlare Please enable cookies.

Last edited by theo444; 08-22-2005 at 03:29 PM. theo444 View Public Profile View LQ Blog View Review Entries View HCL Entries Find More Posts by theo444 08-22-2005, 06:06 PM #10 Master Fox Member Registered: Aug 2004 Location: