On Wed, Mar 03, 2004 at 04:50:32PM -0500, Jerry McAllister wrote: > > Good Morning, > > > > I have recently installed FreeBSD 4.9 and have thoroughly enjoyed my first > > foray into the BSD world. Indeed my first foray into any non-windows OS. So > > far I have encountered quite a few problems but have always managed to find > > an answer in the handbook or by searching through the extensive resources > > available on the net. Great documentaion! This is the first time I have > > needed to ask a question. > > Good. > > > > My / filesystem is full. 109%. I want to know what is on the / filesystem, > > what I can get rid of, how to get rid of it and how to make sure that it > > doesn't happen again. > > First, use the program to check usage of a disk. > Since it is / that is overfull, > log in or su to root > cd / > du -sk * > > Then find out which directory trees or files are using up > all the space. > CD in to those directories and do the same thing until you > find some things that seem unexpectedly large or unnecessary. > Then you can delete unneeded things. > > In spite of a pretty good system, upgrades and installs can use > up space and leave extra stuff lying around. Some of them clean > up after themselves well and some don't do so well. > > As for the amount of space you need in a / filesystem, I think > that the 128 MB is unrealistic. If you have just a base system > and stay right on top of it all the time, you can get by with that > amount. With disks being so much larget nowdays, I let myself > have more, maybe double or so. But, on the machine I am on at > the moment, although I have a bigger root, only 43 MB of it is used.
I agree, but don't make it to much bigger. There is a better performance include with a small root, since the start of the disk is faster then the end. Having a small root allow a faster boot and faster writes and read to swap file, since this is then closer to the start. I feel 256M would be appropriate. It migth be that less gives problems when you try to update though the make world process. -- Alex Articles based on solutions that I use: http://www.kruijff.org/alex/index.php?dir=docs/FreeBSD/ _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"