Author Topic: /home ran out of space while ripping DVD's , how can I change default path  (Read 908 times)

anupindi007

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Hi,
while copying/riping DVD's to default directory ($/home/public/data/) I ran out of space.  How to change default path?

df - h shows like:
Filesystem            Size   Used    Avail    Use%  Mounted on
rootfs               726.0G  6.4G    682G      1%   /
/dev/sda5         183.0G  182G          0  100%   /home

I have enough space in "/" (682G free), used only 1% and used /home 100%.

As per my understanding I the following options:
a. Point the LinuxMCE media default directory to "/public"
b. Create symbolic from "/home/pulic" to "/public" and move data.
Thanks in Advance,
srinivas


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Okay, You're an idiot.

*thwap-you*

By being a control freak, you've basically circumvented LinuxMCE's automatic measures. STOP THAT!

Let LinuxMCE partition itself appropriately, and this problem won't happen.

Under LinuxMCE's default, there is a single partition for everything. If you want more space than what is on your disk, either:

(1) Plug in a NAS brick to your network, let LMCE manage it, whammo, instant storage.
(2) format a disk as linux, and plug it in as SATA/eSATA, USB, or Firewire. LinuxMCE will ask if it can use it as storage.
(3) use the web admin to group a series of disks as a RAID.

Pick one of those three.

Do NOT manually symlink or manipulate mounts, you will break the system.

STOP THINKING LIKE A LINUX USER! THIS IS AN APPLIANCE.

-Thom

pcbastard

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Thom, Thom, Thom...

C'mon, watch the "idiot" talk.  Didn't your mother ever tell you to make friends, not enemies?

He doesn't deserve your blowup.  Take a prozac, will you.


dlewis

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Yes, let's calm ourselves here. Sometimes Thom gets a little "excited" when people try to make things harder than it needs to be. I've spoken to Thom already. Everything is cool...

anupindi007

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Yes, I agree with you that I made mistake by creating "/home" partition and willing to rectify the same.     

With out reinstalling OS do I have any options ? to fix the problem from LinuxMCE side.  In the mean time looking for good utilities to disk resizing so that i can allocate unused max space to "/home" from "/".

(when /home is full , one cannot login into KDE, to do so i have temporarily moved the data directory to root and given symbolic link but its not advised.- once the fix done i will change back)

Thanks,

tschak909

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No, because your partition structure must change.

Sorry, man. You need to wipe and reinstall.

-Thom

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I'm a Linux Newbie, but would something like this work:

Boot a ubuntu live cd

edit the /etc/fstab file and remove the line for the 2nd HD mounting to /home

then mkdir /home

then cp that drive to /home on the main drive

then reboot?

looks like you have the space on the root drive to do this, I'm not 100% sure if it would work though, but worth a try if you backup the fstab file?

 ???

anupindi007

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Thanks Pnuts, but I have already reformatted my HDD and installed the OS.