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zlly20
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 4:39 am    Post subject: gentoo is "eating" disk spaces Reply with quote

Firstly, I have to say that gentoo is an execellent linux distribution, GREATE WORK!

But I got little problem with it, initially, I allocated 10Gb to gentoo, after using it for a while, there was only 1G left, I allocated another 5GB to gentoo, but amazingly, after only 1 month, I got only 82MB left. I didn't install any software after second allocation since I don't have an internet coonection.

below is what returns from "df" command:

yzhang@localhost ~ $ df
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda7 16280556 15536136 82772 100% /
/dev/hda1 41186848 37912688 3274160 93% /mnt/win
none 387304 0 387304 0% /dev/shm

I am just wondering, what is eating the disk space?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

/usr/portage/distfiles will fill up pretty fast. All files in this are just tarballs of programs that are downloaded before installing them. You may have to re-download them later, but if this is not a problem for you, it is safe to delete anything in this directory.

/var/tmp might be getting full, too. Take a look at that. I believe anything in there is safe to delete.

To find what other directories are getting full, type "du -sh" followed by the name of a directory. If you see a directory that looks really full for unknown reasons, post it and we'll see if we can help.

- Phil
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:29 am    Post subject: thanks for your reply ! Reply with quote

I delete all files under /var/tmp, it frees up almost 1G disk space.

That's greate....
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See the related FAQ Forum entry about disk space.
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