I'm getting an error message that something along the lines of "volume "filesystem root" has only 25mb space remaining". How do I increase the volume size so I never have to worry about it again? This is the 3rd time I've tried ubuntu and it's sticking more and more but this has me thoroughly perplexed. I've got a 320GB HDD partitioned 3 times with a Linux partition being 7GB.
I'm running out of space in wubi. Online wubi help didn't help much since they suggest creating extra virtual disk space(similar to having a diffrent partition i guess) .None of them speak about increasing the size of /root disk space(or root.disk). I store all files in space shared with windows or external disk and use ubuntu only to install and use softwares and browsing. So how do increase the available space for installing more softwares?
Today I was installing a lot of software since I'm just setting up my Slackware system again after a fresh install, and I realized that my root partition has very little space left.
Here is the output of df -h:
As you can see, I have a 20G (19G here for some reason) root partition, 8G /var, and 86G of /home. I thought this would be plenty since many recent recommendations for / are 10-15G. Now, though, 17G are used up for some reason! How is this possible? I thought a full slackware install only had about 4G of software! I don't have any music or movies or any crazy huge files that I know of, and those would be in my /home directory anyway. Is there any way I can see which files are taking up all this space?
If it's necessary to allocate more space to my / partition, is it still possible to boot up a GParted live Cd, shrink /home a bit, move some partitions to the right, and expand my root partition? I would REALLY prefer I don't have to reinstall since I just spent a ton of time setting up my system again, but if worst comes to worst ... :'-(
My computer: (Lenovo T61 Thinkpad, running fc11 for about 2 and half months). Apparently I when I made my partitions I didn't leave quite enough room in my root directory, because I just completely ran out. Here is how my hard drive is partitioned:
The root had about 15 gigs on it, which just filled up. When I restarted to see if that would help, when it rebooted it went fine up to the log-in screen. Instead of the usual fedora blue background, it was black except for the log-in window, which looked very low-res. A little pop-up kept coming up saying the GNOME power configuration settings failed to load or something. When I logged in, the whole screen was black except for the mouse, and I could get no response. I have plenty of space left in home, so I rebooted to rescue mode using the first fedora installation disk, and tried the following command:
lvreduce -L90G /dev/mapper/DRIVE
which only returned:
lvreduce: relocation error: lvreduce: symbol dm_tree_node_size_changed, version Base not defined in file libdevmapper.so.1.02 So I couldn't reduce the size of home, and thus couldn't increase the size of root.
a) the lack of memory in root the probable cause for my computer not working
b) there a good way to reduce home and increase root while running this live disk
Note: When I am looking at it now in the logical volume manager, it says that on the whole physical volume there is only 400MB free. However, when I last looked (about 30 mins before I started having problems) it said there were about 100 Gb free.
Edit: Nevermind. I did some more research and it turned out to be more of a gnome power manager thing rather than a memory space thing, although I'm certainly going to increase my root memory now.
I plan to install a server using LVM. I thought a partition schema where /boot would be in an ext4 partition while / /usr /var /home and /opt would be in the LVM. My question is: if I'm putting / into the LVM, is it necessary to divide /usr /var /home and /opt into different logical volumes? If I divide them, would it become harder to maintain when new disk space has to be added to the volume group?
I recently installed Bio-Linux 5.0 as a dual boot system with XP for some bioinformatics applications, but Im having some problems with the amount of disk space which can be allocated specifically for the Ubuntu install.
I've added a new LUN to my Centos 5.2 server using Powerpath and have added it to an ext3 logical volume. I extended the logical volume using lvextend and the new space shows up correctly in lvdisplay. What I'm having problems with is getting Centos to see the new disk space (df -h shows 500GB, not 600GB as expected). I've tried running a resize2fs on the new volume but it tells me that "the filesystem is already n blocks long. Nothing to do". Does any one know where I'm going wrong? If possible I'd like to sort this without a reboot.
I've setup a filesystem on a RAID 0+1 and am looking at moving root filesystem from a single disk to the new one. I could not install CentOS on mirrored filesystem as the RAID card did not have a pre-built driver for CentOS 5.3, so I had to compile the driver after installing the system.What I'm going to do now is:
1. Mount the new mirrored filesystem under /root1 2. use find | cpio to copy everything from the existing / to /root1 3. use grub to create a boot record on /root1 4. edit /root1/etc/fstab to point / to the new disk 5. reboot the system and keep my fingers crossed
Ive setup a filesystem on a RAID 0+1 and am looking at moving root filesystem from a single disk to the new one. I could not install CentOS on mirrored filesystem as the RAID card did not have a pre-built driver for CentOS 5.3, so I had to compile the driver after installing the system.
What Im going to do now is:
1.Mount the new mirrored filesystem under /root1 2.use find | cpio to copy everything from the existing / to /root1 3.use grub to create a boot record on /root1 4.edit /root1/etc/fstab to point / to the new disk 5. reboot the system and keep my fingers crossed
I've got a question on free disk space. I'm currently running CentOS 5.5 on in Xenserver virtual environment. We've had an issue with disk space. My question is as follows: - from a ssh connection i run df -h this gives the value of 90% used leaving me with 9GB. If I use system monitor via a VNC connection the free disk space value is 20GB free on the same volume. Which one is correct? I do use SNMP to monitor the same volume and should alert me when < 10% is free I know this works as I set the alert threshold to < 90% I get an alert.
so i have f12 installed on my hd with lvm using the whole extent of the HD , i want to reduce it so i can dual boot it with a windows system, i managed to reduce the logical volume to free some space, but i cant seem to reduce the physical volume, is this possible and how ?
There is a disk 500 gb, it is broken on /boot and on /root and on /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda2. Whether prompt it is possible to redistribute a disk without loss of data namely it is necessary to make/boot and two equivalent on disk volume.
Some thing is using up a huge amount of my disk space about 10G and I can not determine what it is. When I look at my disk usage in system monitor it say I have used about 25G and when I scan the directory in disk usage analyzer the entire file system used is 15G.
ran out of space in my /home dir. Have a second hard drive to install and would like to designate it as additional space for /home. I do not want to mount it as a dir inside my home I would like it to simply work as though my /home simply has more space available to it.
So I transfered a few folders with videos in them to the public folder on an Ubuntu 10.04 laptop I have from my Ubuntu 10.04 64bit laptop. When I wanted to delete the folder I didn't have permission so I ran "gksudo nautilus" so I could delete it as root. So I deleted the folder but I did not get the space back!
I went to /.local/Shared/Trash and one of the folders I deleted was there but deleting it didn't get that space back either.
I did some searching but most of what I find doesn't help or tells me to look in the folder /.local/Shared/Trash folder but that didn't help any.
I have installed debian recently and not able to mount any other volume except FileSystem. It says -You are not privileged to mount this volume.I have tried everything including raising the permissions of the user and changing the group to root but in vain.??
I'm looking for insite on how it might be possible to grow an existingvolume/partition/filesystem while it's in active use, and without having to add additional luns/partitions to do it.For example the best way I can find to do itcurrently, and am using this in production, is you have a system using LVM managing a connected LUN (iSCSI/FC/etc), with a single partition/filesystem residing on it.To grow this filesystem (while it's active) you have to add a new LUN to the existing volume group, and then expand the filesystem. To date I have not found a way to expand a filesystem that is hosted by a single LUN.
For system context, I'm running a 150 TB SAN that has over 300 spindles, to which about 50 servers are connected. It is an equal mix of Linux, Windows, and VMware hosts connected via both FC & iSCSI... With both Windows & VMware, the aforementioned task of expanding a single LUN and having the filesystem expanded is barely a 1 minute operation that "Just Works".If you can find me a sweet way to seamlessly expand a LUN and have a Linuxfilesystem expanded (without reboot/unmount/etc)I have cycles to test out any suggested methods/techniques, and am more than happy to report the results for anyone else interested. I think this is a subject that many people would like to find that magic method to make all our lives much easier
I am dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 7, I have just shrunk my windows partition and would like to add that extra space to the file system partition. I installed Gparted but it told me I need to unmount the file system partition manually. I would like specific instructions on how to do this,
I don't understand disk sizes in Linux. I have a 500GB drive. It's ext4. I have run "tune2fs -m 0" on it to reserve the amount of space reserved for root to 0.
I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 that comes with a Disk Utility. When I run "System->Administration->Disk Utility (palimpsest)" the disk shows up as 500GB (see picture). But when I run df -h it shows up as 459GB. So, I don't understand the discrepancy.
When I run df I get the following:
Question: Why is Disk Utility showing me something different than "df"?
I have a 6x1TB RAID5 set up for testing on ubuntu created with mdadm and formatted with an ext4 fs.
This is being shared over CIFS for windows clients. When looking at the fs from both the file box and the clients, it says 4.47TiB total capacity, and 4.24TiB free space. The only folder is Lost+Found which is empty.
I don't have much experience in Linux filesystems as of yet and I don't understand where this 300 gigs has gone!