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Month: March 2018

Re: [trinity-users] Re: Re: my vanishing root partition

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 21:51:35 -0700

On Tuesday 20 March 2018 21:36:43 Greg Madden wrote:
> On Tuesday 20 March 2018 05:46:48 pm William Morder wrote:
> > On Tuesday 20 March 2018 11:29:17 deloptes wrote:
> > > William Morder wrote:
> > > > All I want is to track down the source of this issue, resolve it,
> > > > then resize my root partition and change over to Devuan. And I can
> > > > change to 64-bit later, as well, if that will work. My most pressing
> > > > problem at the moment is why I am losing space on my root partition.
> > > > Speaking of which: after a couple more hours (during most of which I
> > > > have been offline, as I was attending to stuff in the real world), I
> > > > am now down to 60.3 mb of free space. If you have followed these
> > > > threads, I was at something like 165 mb a few hours ago, and 200+ mb
> > > > a day or so ago.
> > >
> > > have you looked at ~/.xsession-errors ?
> > >
> > > regards
> >
> > Well, the file itself is 170.8 kb. As to the content, there are a lot of
> > items, but it all seems to be ordinary processes. Should I be looking for
> > something in particular?
> >
> > Bill
> Re-install now, burning to many brain cells . The free space is way to
> small, my Debian occupied space in  root is 16 gb  out of 20gb. I thought
> it was a waste when I set this box up.
> I hestitate to offer more info..what about swap?
> \greg

Yes, I am already there in spirit. I am tired, and too much time is wasted. 
Thanks for everybody's patience. Even though I haven't yet resolved the 
issue, I did pick up a lot of useful tips and commands, etc. 

Right now I want to find a partition manager that I already have on CD 
somewhere, or try to burn a new one. (It seems that k3b is failing to burn 
discs. I might try burning a disc by command-line.) First I want to resize my 
root partition, then make the switch to Devuan; although I might reinstall 
Debian first, for sake of continuity. 

By the way, now kmail crashes whenever I try to use keyboard shortcuts to 
reply to emails. I have to choose reply from the menu instead. 

On reboot, some space is reclaimed: free space moved back up to 140+ mb; and 
now I am at 123 mb. The general tendency, however, is a steady and 
incremental loss of space. 

I suppose that I can still try to resolve this issue after reinstallation. 


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