OpenSUSE Install :: Home Directory Is Running Out Space
Mar 19, 2011
My machine telling me that my home directory is running out space,It is said 95% in usage.Try to delete the big unwanted files in users (just two user in my machine),df ing, but the home usage status keep on 95%.
I have a Dell laptop which originally was strictly a Windows computer; with a LiveCD of PCLinuxOS, I partitioned the drive to make room for dual boot with Linux. Unfortunately, I gave the Root directory too much space, and Home not enough. Is it possible to move anything over to Root to give Home more room? I would get rid of Windows entirely, but for a couple of programs that have no Linux equivalent (at least that I've discovered so far).
so upon install of 11.2, I thought that I would try the LVM option when it asked me how I wanted to partition my HDD. I am using the entire HDD for SUSE...or so I thought. Take a look at how much space I have for my /home partition:
Now, I've added up the numbers, and they sure don't add up to 74.51 GB. Any way that I can make /home bigger? It won't let me increase it anymore beyond 7.89 GB, which is a total bummer.
Ive opensuse and windows on my laptop. I hardly use windows anymore but I would like to keep it. Im getting warning messages saying that I only have about 75 MB left on linux. Windows has lots of space available (especially the "d" partition which I use for storing stuff in like music and video) but I do not know how to "claim" that partition for for Suse.
I am completely new to OpenSuse and just installed it. However, I wanted things encrypted for work and chose LVM2 with password encryption upon installation.However, I didn't change any of the values.Now I see that my home partition is only about 30 Go and I cannot mount the oter 300GB that sit on another partition. When I try to mount it through nautilus I have to enter my password and then get :Unable to mount 307 GB LVM2 Physical Volume
I have an Acer Aspire One, Model ZG5 (also known as the 110 with 8GB SSD) which originally came with Linpus Lite installed on it.
I previously had 9.10 installed which was great, but I've done a fresh install of UNR 10.04 since I had a full /home partition and wanted to set up with more space.
This time, I opted for a larger /home drive (~4GB) and also to have it encrypted, which is a good idea for netbooks given their portability (and I have no idea why I didn't do it before!). Since I had very little space on my 8GB drive (if I wanted a larger /home) then I installed /home onto a separate partition, which is located on a 16GB SD card which lives in my machine permanently.
Installation was a breeze, and encryption seems to work fine. I have verified it and it seems to be working. However, I've now hit two related problems - one of which is to do with Thunderbird, and one which is an issue with the encrypted /home drive.
Firstly, I have a large gmail account which I like to replicate offline in Thunderbird (am using v 3.0.4). My online gmail tells me that I'm using 1.4GB of data space online. Using the old T'bird (v2.whatever) my offline T'bird storage was approximately the same size. This is not now true of my current offline storage file size, which is showing at 3.2GB for the same data. I started with a clean slate, just installing T'bird, setting up my account and then leaving it to download all data from Google.
Anyone know why this offline size is so much bigger than the online storage size or even the previous offline storage size?
Secondly, the encrypted /home drive. Given that I needed I put this on a separate card and partition, I had hoped to escape any issues with not having enough space. However, my system is now telling me that /home is out of space...
Specifically, I can see that I have used 3.6 of my 3.8GB storage for /home. This is due to the large size of my offline storage folder.
As I see it, I need to do one of two things (possibly both) - reduce the size of my offline e-mail storage, and increase the size of my /home partition.
Reducing the offline storage will be about finding out why it's so big in the first place.
However, if I wanted to increase the size of my encrypted /home file how would I do this? I have used gparted to make additional space after it - so I could increase the size if it's possible, but I am a little concerned.
If I just increase the size of the partition, would this work? Are there issues with the fact that it's an encrypted partition? What should I be aware of if I wanted to increase an already in-use partition, and how should I best go about this?
I get this error when I boot opensuse default and fail safe. It takes me to a console log in, which works. This happened after new kernel install in Linux Mint, which is unbootable atm. I can boot windows, bsd but no Linux.
I have just followed the instructions here: Upgrade/Supported - openSUSE to upgrade from version 11.1 to 11.2. When it was upgrading the system, by using: It had problems with a couple of rpms (one oppenofice extras and the other i cant remember). I went away for a moment and when i returned the computer was blocked. I whaited to no avail. I pushed the power button and turned of the PC. I started it again, and in the boot menu it still said version 11.1, but the background was not that of 11.1, but that of 11.2. I booted but did not started X windows, worse still my /home/ directory is empty!
I am having a problem setting up an encrypted home directory with openSUSE 11.3. I used Yast User and Group Management to edit an existing user to encrypt the home directory and the user.key and user.img files were created in the /home directory. I tried it out and logged in as user and created a new file. I logged out and logged in as a different user and was able to see the newly created file in the first users home directory.
I figured I did something wrong so I went back to Yast and deleted the user. I deleted the /home/user directory using file manager su mode. I tried again to create a new user with an encrypted home directory using Yast and now when Yast tries to write the changes I get an error: "pam_mount is already setup for user. Use --replace to replace the existing entry." I do not know how to proceed from here except to try with a different user name as I do not understand what the error message means and what command to use --replace with.
I want to do something that would make my life easier. Problem:
1. I use OpenSUSE as my main OS for over 2 years now. BUT I like playing with a flavor of the month OS.
2. Virtual OS installs are not my cup of tea. a) You don't get a "true" feeling for the OS without it being installed on metal. b) I have a OLD cpu and virtual anything is painfully slow.
Solution: Split the /home directory into three partitions.
1. Shared /home partition holding all visible data files
2. OpenSUSE /home partition having all the hidden .files and .directories for its configuration.
3. Flavor of the month OS /home partition having all the hidden .files and .directories for its configuration.
Reasoning: I can therefore install another OS or Distro and just format and install to 2 partitions. I still have all my documents and files in a separate shared partition.
Issues: 1. I understand why they made the configuration files in /home for multiple users, but when someone wants to keep trying out different things it causes problems. 2. I don't want to place my files on my NAS. I have the same issue. My config files are saved in the NAS/home/and I can't share it without headaches. Doesn't solve my issue. 3. A symbolic link (soft) won't work since it will not update itself if files are moved. 4. Drop Box won't solve my issue and just take up space. 5. Syncing the /home/ folders between the two would take double the space. Just an issue with videos music and pictures. 6. If I make any changes won't this causes issues with the operating system and applications placing .config and defaults to the wrong place?
Solution I can't figure out how to process:
1. Save my .config files on a separate partition.
2. Making a link for each folder from the SUSE or Flavor of the month's /home folder to the storage /home folder located on a separate partition.
I just installed suse 11.3 on formatted partitions (5GB swap, 30GB / and 500GB /home). Just after the installation, My computer showed 25.2GB of /home to be used. When I do:
Code: dyn-0a2a1f40:/ # df -h .....
That seem to be roughly correct because since yesterday I've been running a program that constantly writes logs and other data files and plots, which might have accumulated a few GB's. It is also collaborated by the output of
Code: dyn-0a2a1f40:/ # du -sk /home 10548452 /home
I'm not hard-up on space right now but storage has been dear until the recent past. Also out of curiosity, the size of the /home partition is shown as 493 instead of the 500GB allocated while the swap also lists only 4GB instead of 5GB. Below is the output for fdisk -l in case anyone needs it:
I've created a guest user in the group "user." I'd like to limit its read access to its own home directory. However, by navigating through File system>home it's able to read my home directory. I was under the impression that users were limited to their own home directories. Am I missing something, or is there a group I can assign this guest to, to limit its read access to its own home directory? I've read about Pessulus (I use Gnome), but that seems to be geared toward limiting access to applications, not directories.
Ideally, I'd like to create a group that cannot navigate through any files except its own home directory. But it seems that if I try to do that, the guest user will not be able to execute any applications. I've read all the posts (and other forums) I could find about creating such a limited account, but the chroot jail is beyond my understanding. I get the feeling that it's geared toward networks.
I have a dual boot windows XP/OpenSuse 11.3 system running from a hard drive. They are both 32 bit in spite of the fact that the system can run 64 bit.
I would like to upgrade to Windows 7 64 bit (the wife insists, not yet a Linux possibility) and OpenSuse 11.4 64 bit, but having the programme files on an SSD for faster loading, with my data files on the existing hard drive.
I'm happy with the notion of getting the SSD going as a dual boot system. With Windows, as I understand it, it can tell it fairly easily where to look for the "my documents" folder on the hard drive.
However, the Home directory in Linux is not quite the same. How (if it's possible) could I run the SSD but use my existing Home directory on the hard drive?
Using SUSE 11, I'm trying to change my existing login user id HOME directory to use encryption. I use YAST to do this, just by clicking the ENCRYPTION box inside the USER AND GROUP MANAGER tool.I receive this error message -- "Not enough disk space left to copy existing data".Which file system do I need to add space to?Here are the filesystem existing sizes --
I just installed the 11.4 version after using numerous previous versions. During this install the /usr directory was placed in a separate partition. How would I go about placing it in the partition with all the other running directories?
I'm trying to get Apache to run in a user's home directory. I changed the conf file so that Apache runs under the user and group "kiosk" and changed the DocumentRoot and Directory from the default to "/home/kiosk". Then I set Apache to start at boot (chkconfig --level 235 httpd on) and rebooted. When I checked, httpd is running as kiosk like it should (ps aux | grep httpd). However, when I try wget localhost, I get a 403 response back. If as root I call "httpd -k stop" and then "httpd -k start", then everything works exactly as it should (curiously, if I try using "-k restart", it still doesn't work). After this, httpd still shows as running as kiosk and if I check before calling start, it shows no httpd processes running as expected.
This only happens when I use httpd to stop and then start the web server. If I try to restart using apachectl I still get a 403 error. As an interesting aside, after I've used httpd, if I try using "apachectl restart" I get a "(13)Permission denied: Error retrieving pid file run/httpd.pid" error. This is all on a freshly installed CentOS 5.5 server. Why I'm seeing this very different behaviour from what I thought were just equivalent ways of starting Apache? And then what I could do to get it to start up and run properly on boot? One last item to mention is this isn't a permissions problem. I set the permissions to 777 to both the home and kiosk directories (and 666 to the web files) just to be sure that's not the problem.
Spotify released a native linux client about a year ago. It would be awesome if I could use it on my linux desktop at work. Unfortunately, these computers are managed by a central server and so I can't install anything without system admin rights. I was wondering if there was a binary available that I could run from my home directory? The operating system we use is openSUSE 11.3 64-bit.
I have an interdependent collection of scripts in my ~/bin directory as well as a developed ~/.vim directory and some other libraries and such in other subdirectories. I've been versioning all of this using git, and have realized that it would be potentially very easy and useful to do development and testing of new and existing scripts, vim plugins, etc. using a cloned repo, and then pull the working code into my actual home directory with a merge.
The easiest way to do this would seem to be to just change & export $HOME, eg
cd ~/testing; git clone ~ home export HOME=~/testing/home cd ~ screen -S testing-home # start vim, write/revise plugins, edit scripts, etc. # test revisions
However since I've never tried this before I'm concerned that some programs, environment variables, etc., may end up using my actual home directory instead of the exported one. Is this a viable strategy? Are there just a few outliers that I should be careful about?
I am looking for something like Ubuntu does (or claims to do :-) ): encrypt the home folder so that, once done, you can even forget that it ever was encrypted.
I have had a quick look to encfs, and to the KDE "right click menu"; but, when dealing with folders, it seems that they pack them into a single file and then encrypts it (if I have correctly understood).
So, what is the way of encrypting the home folder (and subfolders) as Ubuntu does? (and so that you can completely forget afterwards)
I learned a little bit about this command (du) to find out how much space a directory takes up but what I want to know is can you tell it to exclude directories?For instance, I wanted to know how large the / directory is on my old suse10 drive but I want to exclude /home (/home was not a separate partition on that drive).
I'm booting my server from a USB stick. It's working fine, but the root of my file system when booted only has about 100MB left. The USB stick itself has a little over 1GB free. How can I make / take up more space on the stick?
I am new to deb package. I have read some docs, but did not know how to specify the destination for to-be-installed files. For example, I want to install under user's home directory. How to specify that?
am having to reinstall 10.10 and putting on it's own drive. Even though I can't get my system to boot properly, my old home directory is still intact on a different drive. How can I get the new install to point at the old home directory? I have read the tutorials, but it just isn't clicking for me.
I have a user account on a server that runs debian. I do not have the root or superuser password b/c i am not the local system admin, but I want to install a program (djvu2pdf and djvulibre-tools). I did some searching on the internet and found some useful information, but nothing to really tell me what to do.My question, if it compiled succesfully, did it install? Where am I at in the install process? I want it to put the executable files in my /home/usr_acnt/bin/ folder, how do I do that?