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I'm using Mandrake Linux 10.0.3 I get messages from apps saying ther is no space left on device /dev/hda1, but I still have lots of inodes and blocks available. When ...
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    No space left on device


    I'm using Mandrake Linux 10.0.3

    I get messages from apps saying ther is no space left on device
    /dev/hda1, but I still have lots of inodes and blocks available. When
    I run df, even when it shows less used blocks than totals, It says
    there are 0 available blocks.


    [root@no-name root]# df -k
    Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/hda1 1718336 1654348 0 100% /
    /dev/hda6 1158804 610408 489532 56% /home


    What can I do to recover the free space? I've uninstalled software I
    don't need, but I noticed the problem is not that.


    Please help me!! Urgent

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    I would continue to delete apps you don't need. Surely there are plenty of those. If you DO need them you can always restore them later. Delete your man pages, (again, you can re-install later). I'm not remembering how Mandrake handles downloaded .RPM files for installation via urmpi but do a:
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    locate *.rpm
    And see if any are on your / partition. You can delete those too.
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    No space left... and decreasing

    Hi

    I already do that.
    When I delete stuff, df command shows me that i've 100 MB free (example), but then the space automatically decrease... until 0% available again.

    That operation could take hours...

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    ... Something else to try is to cd into /var/log and see how full that is. You'd be surprised at how that can fill up. I deleted many of my old logs and freed up a *lot* of disk space.

    Have you also looked in /tmp Is that filling up? And how good is your firewall? I've heard that if someone has unauthorised access to your system they can fill up /tmp in a Denial of Service attack.
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    Delete var/log files

    Can I delete ALL the files that exists on this directory?

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    Quote Originally Posted by canudo
    Can I delete ALL the files that exists on this directory?
    Depends on how badly you want to keep certain logs. If it was me I would want to keep current 'errors' and 'warnings' but since you have such a bad problem and you're not running an enterprise (I assume) just delete what you want to.

    And don't quote me!
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    Thumbs up Problem ended

    Tks to everyone!

    The problem was, in fact, very simplo to solve.
    One simple file was writing logs every time, the size of the log file: 2,7 GB!

    Tks!

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