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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazydog View Post
    WHAT? Please explain why it is a bad idea to place these on their own mount point.
    Well, as you can see here, this person has needlessly run out of space on his root partition. All of the space could be aggregated, and this problem would not have occurred.

    Unless there is a specific need, no partition should be separate except /boot on most, /home for desktops, or /var for web/ftp servers that operate from that directory. There are always exceptions, but this covers 99% of basic setups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizzle View Post
    Well, as you can see here, this person has needlessly run out of space on his root partition.
    Looking at what he has posted from the 'df' command there is still plenty of space on the drive. OP is just trying to gain some space back on the /usr mount point. You are aware that quotas will also stop one partition from filling up the drive?

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    check in /var/cache for some rpm files. yum sometimes does not delete them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazydog View Post
    Looking at what he has posted from the 'df' command there is still plenty of space on the drive. OP is just trying to gain some space back on the /usr mount point. You are aware that quotas will also stop one partition from filling up the drive?
    So, what's your solution then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizzle View Post
    So, what's your solution then?
    So the solution is to use what works best for you and your needs.
    What works for you might not work or is not needed by another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazydog View Post
    We have no clue about your drive layout so helping you free up space will be a challenge.
    How is your hard drive divided? Is it one partition with everything under /?Can you post the output of the following commands:
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    df -h
    fdisk -l
    Hi, linux infant here just starting to crawl instead of roll around crying now--but having the exact same problem.

    The situation: guides everywhere said I shouldn't need more than 4-8 gigs for my root partition, so I listened not knowing any differently. My root partition is a bit over 5 gigs, my swap a bit less than 5 gigs, and my home partition is the rest of an 80 gig drive.

    I've installed a kernal update, I've removed the old kernal properly, installed adobe reader, the nvidia graphics driver kmod version, and vlc media player

    I'm trying to install wine, so I can play world of warcraft (hopefully which will install to my home partition, because when I tried on my first linux install (may she rest in peace) I made the root 50% of the drive and couldn't fit wow on the other half)

    I'm running Fedora 18 with the newest kernal, have only installed the applications listed here. Is that really where that 5 gigs went so fast? I mean theres a cache I can delete right? temporary install files that might not get removed? something that is NOT valuable on that partition, maybe the /tmp folder? That I can erase?

    Also... HOW do I delete said data lol permanently that is, not just moving it to trash?

    The goal: free up about 253 megabytes. How hard can that be?
    The rest of this post is the output requested.

    Please note though not requested, before executing the two commands I used SU and input the root password -- I don't know if that affects the output

    The output of the commands:
    [root@localhost anffdraco]# df -h
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    rootfs 4.8G 4.2G 409M 92% /
    devtmpfs 2.5G 0 2.5G 0% /dev
    tmpfs 2.5G 156K 2.5G 1% /dev/shm
    tmpfs 2.5G 4.0M 2.5G 1% /run
    tmpfs 2.5G 0 2.5G 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
    /dev/dm-1 4.8G 4.2G 409M 92% /
    tmpfs 2.5G 20K 2.5G 1% /tmp
    /dev/sda1 477M 63M 389M 14% /boot
    /dev/dm-0 64G 98M 60G 1% /home

    [root@localhost anffdraco]# fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80030957056 bytes, 156310463 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00042c6d

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 2048 1026047 512000 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 1026048 11515903 5244928 83 Linux
    /dev/sda3 11515904 21706751 5095424 83 Linux
    /dev/sda4 21706752 156310462 67301855+ 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 21708800 156295167 67293184 83 Linux

    Disk /dev/sdb: 500.1 GB, 500107861504 bytes, 976773167 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x1cf5798e

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 * 63 976768064 488384001 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

    Disk /dev/mapper/luks-5504929e-2ad9-4914-a77a-dea0618da153: 5368 MB, 5368709120 bytes, 10485760 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


    Disk /dev/mapper/luks-c57155a3-d25e-46dc-a682-9031de801c9d: 68.9 GB, 68906123264 bytes, 134582272 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


    Disk /dev/mapper/luks-236dc651-1d16-47f4-8357-3468baa5a043: 5215 MB, 5215617024 bytes, 10186752 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

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    I don't know which guides you have been getting info from but, many current full systems take up 4-5GB with a new installation. That's before installing any software, most of which will be installed on the / partition. wine should be in your /home/user partitions. Check dates on anything to make sure the info is current. Fedora site below gives some info on space requirements in Section 2.3.3:

    2.*Welcome to Fedora 16

    If you can't delete directories/files but find they go to Trash, try left-clicking the file to highlight it then hold down the Shift+Delete keys. You should be prompted to delete.
    You should be able to run the 'df' command as a user. fdisk won't work as a user, either no output or command not found would be the output.

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    Ok so i'm not sure if this is what you looking for but when i need to get into some root files and change things i just go into a terminal and run my file manager as root. So like if you were using mate you would type in something like sudo caja.

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    You may slide down the aqua-roolba

    If you have Bleachbit as Administrator, open the GUI and check the box System - Free Disk Space.
    If you don't have Bleachbit you may install it.
    Open Add/Remove Software and write in the search box: bleachbit
    If nothing appears, install the repo of bleachbit.

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