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Something's filling up the partition
I tried to solve this by formatting /home, but it did not help me. All I could do was to reinstall Linux.
Should I in the future make another partition? Which one? /var maybe?
p.s.when I said downloading, I am absolutely sure that I didn't filled up the partition myself
/var is where all the temporary files get stored, so it's a good place to look if you want clean out stuff to make things work. If you keep it separate to the / partition, then if it gets full, it doesn't stop the system from working, it also has other benefits, like making sure you're not writing to the / partition frequently during a session, and is the first step in making the / partition mountable as read-only.Linux user #126863 - see http://linuxcounter.net/
Make sure /tmp isn't full of rubbish. If you can, empty this in single user mode (init 1). You can zip up the logs in /var the same way, though I would not recommend fully deleting them without backing up first. Also try this in single user mode as /var/run and /var/lock contain lock file information and could be messy if done at a graphical level.
What distro are you using? Most distros look after this stuff automagically. If you are using a system that has package management, form which you install over a network/from the net you may want to ensure that you have not got a buildup of rpms/debs somewhere.
01-05-2006 #4Originally Posted by bigtomrodney