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Root File System full, Help ! 12 years 6 months ago #3718

  • jacko0
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Hi, I am trying out Solaris 8 on a Sun Ultra 10.
I have tried to install a patch_cluster which decompressed and started to install then root ran out of space!

The problem is the root file system is now full,how can i take some space from a different filesystem to give root more space.

Below is the output from df -k

Is the file systems setup correctly, (it was a default install)

Filesystem kbytes used avail capacity Mounted on
/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s0 110599 110437 0 100% /
/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s6 531326 357901 120293 75% /usr
/proc 0 0 0 0% /proc
mnttab 0 0 0 0% /etc/mnttab
fd 0 0 0 0% /dev/fd
/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s3 26759 5318 18766 23% /var
swap 789072 160 788912 1% /var/run
swap 789272 360 788912 1% /tmp
/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s5 24239 15 21801 1% /opt
/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s7 7316213 537193 6705858 8% /export/home
/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s1 189903 124435 46478 73% /usr/openwin
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Re: Root File System full, Help ! 12 years 6 months ago #3719

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You can use partition magic or some similar tool

Otherwise just mount a new partition which has more space..
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Re: Root File System full, Help ! 12 years 6 months ago #3724

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While my personal experience with Sun Solaris is somewhat limited, what I'm about to say pretty much fits into any type of installation....

If your planning to install an operating system, then make sure you have enough space for the essential files! In your case, you mentioned a clean install and the root partition has already reached 100% of use.

I strongly recommend you consider reinstalling the O/S but this time being more generous to the amount of space you will assign to the root '/' partition :wink:
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Re: Root File System full, Help ! 12 years 5 months ago #4336

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jacko0,

I can get you some awesome information regarding this and I will as soon as I get back to work. I will need an email address to send it to tho. The basic gist of it is that patches by default install into the /var/sadm/ directory. Essentially what we will have you do is put a filesystem on another slice cpio everything from /var/sadm/ onto this and then mount that new /var/sadm/ directory by creating a mount point. all in all you will save alot of space on root.

check back soon (give me 4 or 5 days)

Take it easy.
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