[nSLUG] Partition full would like advice
jwark at eastlink.ca
Mon Jul 3 20:59:54 ADT 2006
On July 3, 2006 06:45 pm, J. Paul Bissonnette wrote:
> I thought I would seek advice before I screw up my Debian
> /usr is almost full
You say /usr here, but hereafter you say /usb. I will assume that you
meant /usr throughout.
> I thought I could split it into /usb, /usb/share, /usb/lib and use
> some spare space elsewhere in the disk. I don't think there are any
> files in either that are required during boot up.
Without any personal experience, I feel certain that you are correct
about not needing /usr during bootup. I have read about setting
up /usr on a separate partition, then mounting it read only. It could
then be used for mounting via NFS on other systems on the same
network. The other systems would have to boot without using /usr.
However, I would suggest that you consider using parted from a live-cd
to adjust your existing partitions so that /usr can be enlarged. I
recently needed to do something similar - I wanted to delete one
partition and then expand the adjacent (lower-numbered) partition to
fill the space freed up by the deletion. This worked perfectly using
parted from a live GNU/Linux CD.
Jack Warkentin, phone 902-404-0457, email jwark at eastlink.ca
39 Inverness Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3P 1X6
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