Malcolm Kay wrote:

On Fri, 2 Jan 2004 15:44, Brian Astill wrote:

On Fri, 2 Jan 2004 10:30 am, Eric F Crist wrote:

How big is necessary for a /usr partition?  Mine keeps filling up and
I've deleted /usr/obj and /usr/ports/distfiles regularly.

Here's my df -h readout:

$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
/dev/ad0s3a 1008M 92M 835M 10% /
/dev/ad0s2 1020M 19M 1001M 2% /dos
/dev/ad0s3g 4.8G 69M 4.3G 2% /home
/dev/ad0s3e 3.9G 3.9G -260.5M 107% /usr
/dev/ad0s3f 1008M 27M 900M 3% /var
/dev/ad0s1 24G 22G 2.9G 88% /nt
procfs 4.0K 4.0K 0B 100% /proc
/dev/da0s1 61M 61M 632K 99% /umass

My /home is a link to /usr/home. Isn't yours?
If it IS (notwithstanding your creation of a /home partition), that
would explain why you have only 69M in /home but 3.9G in /usr.

One of the suggested setups is to provide home with its own partition. And even though you don't use it it is not so uncommon.

The two partitions appear to be adjacent. If they are, Partition Magic
(or similar) could merge those two partitions non-destructively, and
your problem would be solved.

This sounds like a disaster --- partition magic works with MS partitions or in FBSD terms slices -- to the best I my knowledge it does not know about BSD style partitions.

I'd also be very surprised if it is able to merge BSD file systems non-destructively.

I'm almost positive it doesn't. Partition Magic also needs to understand the underlying filesystem, not just the partition table, as almost any operation aside from expanding a single partition on a disk with only one partition plus unused space would result in actually moving data around.. PM 8.0 (should be the latest I believe) can't touch Linux ReiserFS, so I'd be highly surprised if it understood UFS2.


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