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Re: [vox-tech] Resizing Root Partition
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Re: [vox-tech] Resizing Root Partition



On Tuesday 23 September 2003 08:48 am, Richard Crawford wrote:
> I'm trying to install Java onto my server at home so that I can start
> mucking around with JSP and Tomcat.  Unfortunately, the Java SDK refuses
> to install, telling me that I don't have enough disk space.  I ran df to
> get the disk usage, and this is what I get:
> 
> root@hagrid:~/
> # df -h
> Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
> /dev/hda1             486M  462M  4.0K 100% /
> /dev/hda6              25G  6.2G   17G  27% /home
> none                  125M     0  124M   0% /dev/shm
> /dev/hda7              99M  4.1M   89M   5% /tmp
> /dev/hda2             4.8G  1.5G  3.1G  32% /usr
> /dev/hda3             494M  167M  301M  36% /var
...

I would look for ways to move some things from / to other
partitions.  If necessary you can symlink to the new
locations.  Also Java and friends are probably best
installed somewhere in /usr, not /.

Cheers,

-- Rod
   http://www.sunsetsystems.com/

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