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Re: [vox-tech] login problem due to the lack of space
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Re: [vox-tech] login problem due to the lack of space

Alex and Bill:

helps from both of you are great and these nice command goodies are
pretty handy for toubleshooting! Appreciating your patience to answer
my naive questions, stupid me! :-)

Anyway, thanks a lot!


On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 8:28 PM, Bill Kendrick <nbs@sonic.net> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 05:12:24PM -0700, Alex Mandel wrote:
>> Boot a live disk(Knoppix, Ubuntu etc). Check to make sure that the disk
>> is really full. I think you have to mount it first before you can run
>> this command.
> Alternatively, you can log in to a text console.  GDM may provide an option for
> switching to one, but in any case you should be able to type
> [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [F1] to switch to one.  (And [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [F7] to go
> back to the GDM login screen.)
> You can then use handy Unix command-line tools to figure out what's going
> on and clean things up, e.g.:
>> df -h
> To show how much disk space is free, in human terms (e.g., MB, GB, KB, etc.).
> As well as:
>  ls -l
> ...to see a list of files in the current directory.
> Or:
>  ls -l --sort=size | head
> ...to see the top offenders, in terms of file size, in the current directory.
>  cd somedir
>  cd ..
>  cd ~
>  cd /
> ...to change into, and out of, sub-directories, go home, and go to the root
> of your filesystem, respectively.
> And of course:
>  rm somefile.xyz
> ...to remove a particular file.  Or:
>  mv somefile.xyz /media/whatever/
> ...to move files to some external drive, flash disk, etc.
> You can also figure out what sub-directories are files taking up the
> most space:
>  du -s *        (du = "disk use", -s = "summary")
> Some files may be in hidden directories, such as stuff in your browser
> cache, etc.
>  du -s .*
>  ls -al
>  ls -al --sort=size | head
> Good luck!
> --
> -bill!
> "Tux Paint" - free children's drawing software for Windows / Mac OS X / Linux!
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