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> Expanding User's Allowed Disk Space, got no quota & I'm runnin' outta room!
bluephoenix
post Apr 16 2003, 08:29 PM
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I'm trying to save some files to my home directory and I get an error saying that there's not enough disk space. mad.gif It's a 20gig HD, there's only two or three users on it, and I know linux isn't taking up that much space!

I did some scouting out on the net and saw some stuff about quota, but I don't have it on my box (running Mdk 9.1)... and from what I understand you have to configure it in with the kernel?!

Anyone run into this problem before and care to share their solution?

Thanks,
Tim
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post Apr 17 2003, 07:45 AM
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Two useful commands are "df" and "du". The df command shows you all mounted filesystems and how much space is used on each one. The "du" command, when issued on a directory, shows how much space that directory is using. I use this often to check each user in /home , or even go into the root directory and check how much is being used int /var or /usr , etc. This may give you a better picture of where all your space is going.


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post Apr 17 2003, 09:57 PM
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Thanks. I think df and du put me on the start to solving my space problem.

df returns the following:

[root@24 htdocs]# df
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1 5.3G 5.1G 0 100% /
/dev/hda6 14G 33M 14G 1% /home

dl -c / returns a listing and then
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5.0G /
5.0G total

I'm assuming by looking at those results that I've installed Linux on a 5.3G partition with a 14G swap. To correct this I'll either have to zero-write out the hard drive and reinstall Linux (apparently paying more careful attention to the drive's break down) or resize the partitions.

Am I interpreting the results correctly? unsure.gif

-Tim
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post Apr 28 2003, 10:43 AM
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Hrm. I've been doing some more reading and I think this is what really happend... the partioning was fine... but I wasn't using /home as my home directory, so I was limited to whatever size / was allotted.

Eh, we live and learn.

-Tim
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