Re: [vox-tech] What I Did Tonight
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Re: [vox-tech] What I Did Tonight
I try to get partitons right the first time, since moving them about sucks.
i usualy have 7 partions as follows on my workstation
/mnt/windows yeah, I dual boot.....
/var This tends to be always in use....
/boot I do this out of habit, probably don't need it.
/ System config and tools
/usr User software
/home My stuff!
It's almost always a good idea to give /home it's own partition,
since if you decide to install a new distro, you don't kill your
personal config and stuff.
On Thu, Mar 21, 2002 at 11:57:39PM -0800, ME wrote:
> Things you may want to move to other partitions (in common order): YMMV
> /usr/local (My first choice)
> /home (If you have lots of users...)
> /var (a potential rat hoel with web docs and log files...)
> /var/log ( on a busy server, this can amount to lots of used space)
> /var/www ( " " web " " " ")
> /tmp ( useful for gimp (etc) to have a tmp not on "/"
I just link /tmp to /var/tmp
> /usr ( Some distros even put stuff in /usr/sbin and /usr/bin
> that is needed for booting, so this is questionable.)
> /boot ( shown last since it often has very little data if sep
> partition is used for it.)
> Things you probably DONT want to move to other partitions (keep on "/")
> (Most important to keep to least important):
> / (of course... heh)
> /etc (Need this for /etc/fstab for one....)
> /lib (Where are your modules stored?)
> /sbin (bad one to take away...)
> /dev (devfs reason shy this not as important)
> /bin (Some distros need stuff here to get other fs up too...)
> Many of these last parts (depending on distro) have "things" required by
> the system during boot in order to get other filesystems mounted/usable.
> Also, when you copy stuff, be sure to play with :
> # cp -ar
> # cp -aR (when copying device special b,c,f, etc files)
> Short-term solutions:
> del core files,
> visit any open src trees and make clean them,
> look through each user's account and destroy netscape cache's (or other
> borwser caches),
> find and eliminate emacs backup files *~,
> You get the picture...
> Hope this helps.
> P.S. hope this e-mail does not put you over 100% ;-)
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> On Thu, 21 Mar 2002, Richard S. Crawford wrote:
> > Tonight, in a desperate bid to free up some space on my hard drive, I went
> > ahead and created a new directory on my huge unused /u2 partition called
> > bin. Then I copied everything from /bin to /u2/bin. Then I deleted /bin
> > and created a symbolic link from /bin -> /u2/bin.
> > Then I rebooted.
> > Shit.
> > This probably won't be too hard to recover from. But if anyone else has
> > any advice on how to free up hard drive space that doesn't involve tricks
> > that will make my computer forget how to start up, I'm all ears... or
> > eyes... or something. Right now, doing df -h reveals that / is at 100%
> > capacity.
> > Sliante,
> > Richard S. Crawford
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