linux-spuv:~ # du -h --max-depth=2 /
du: cannot access `/proc/7403/task/7403/fd/3': No such file or directory
du: cannot access `/proc/7403/fd/4': No such file or directory
6 gb partition is not enough for a suse install, you should have at least 10gb in there for all the applications that it installs, etc. I'm not sure if you can resize an extended partition and have the data available for a primary partition, you may need to reinstall.
I kinda agree with coopstah, and I also agree that you might have trouble moving partitions around since one of them (sda6) is clearly on an extended partition.
One thing I noticed is that your /tmp is surprisingly large, with /tmp/kde-bschll taking up a lot of space (for reference, my /tmp folder is 116K, and yours is 2.1G!!!). Perhaps there's something in there that might be deleted?
I think I might try deleting some of the tmp file. I looked at some of the files and many of those that I looked at in bschll were images that were at one time or another on the internet at some site that I might have been interested in.
Question: how important are the tmp files? Can they be deleted and not harm the operation of the system? OR, what if I "cut" them out of the file and moved them elsewhere till this mess is cleared up...would that work? Am I looking at total trouble and an unresolvable problem?
A lot of the tmp files are really necessary for the stability of your system (such as kde.lock files), while others can be deleted with no worries.
Did you create the tmp-bschll directory yourself? If so, and if you filled it yourself, then I think you can probably get rid of it with no problems.. I'd start going through there, deleting any images that were just cached/stored whilst browsing, and that should help.
I imagine you could free up >1 GB this way, which should be plenty to let you boot back into your system.
I'll work on this tomorrow and let you know...thanks for all your help.
When this is all settled I will still want to know where I can get educated in linux to hopefully run a better system.
No problem :) Glad I can help!
To do this in a slightly safer way you should do this in runlevel 1. This is kinda like WIndows Safe Mode, but is more powerful. Basically it switches off everything "unnecessary" (networking, graphical interfaces, multiple users), and puts you at a root text prompt. This will allow you to remove files in a safer manner -- but please try to be sure that files are really unnecessary before deleting them.
To get into runlevel 1, press ctrl-alt-F1. This will bring you to a text prompt. Then (as root) execute the following, This will switch off a lot of services, and then return you to a bash prompt with root privs. Using this prompt you can explore and delete anything you think you don't need in /tmp.
When you want to go back to a fully graphical desktop, you can reboot or type "init 5".
Hi...I don't even know your name, SMolloy,
I have everything up and running with the exception of a calendar that I had in the Kontact File. I had to do a bit of touching up but nothing serious. Now I need to check that /tmp file occasionally to see if it is doing the same thing as before. I am not sure why it happened but it did.
I really need to learn more about the commands in the terminal mode to do a better job with Linux. Any suggestions as to how to do this?
Again, I really appreciate your taking the time to help me through this little dilema. I could not have done without your help.
here is a good place to start
Glad I could help! :)
To be honest, I learnt most stuff from asking and answering questions here! Hope to see you around!