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  1. #1
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    Ran out of space?

    I think I ran out of space after installing a package (mythTV). I'm new to Linux and am struggling. I have dual boot under Windows XP. Ubuntu Intrepid-Ibex 8.10.

    Code:
    		size	used	avail	use%	Mounted on /host/ubuntu/disks/root.disk
    		13G	13G	0	100%	/
    tmpfs 		505M 	0 	505M 	0% 	/lib/init/rw
    varrun		505M 	208K	505M 	1% 	/var/run
    varlock		505M 	0	505M 	0% 	/var/lock
    udev		505M 	3.0K	502M 	1% 	/dev
    tmpfs		505M 	332K	505M 	1% 	/dev/shm
    /dev/sda1	77G 	40G	38G 	52% 	/host
    lrm		505M 	2.0K	503M 	1% 	/lib/modules/2.6.27-11-generic/volatile
    After mythTV install I suddenly got a mysql error.

    Code:
    Warning: session_write_close() [function.session-write-close]: write failed: No space left on device (28) in /usr/share/phpmyadmin/libraries/common.lib.php on line 653
    
    Warning: session_write_close() [function.session-write-close]: Failed to write session data (files). Please verify that the current setting of session.save_path is correct (/var/lib/php5) in /usr/share/phpmyadmin/libraries/common.lib.php on line 653
    I can't start Synaptic Packager manager to uninstall

    Code:
    Failed to run /usr/sbin/synaptic as user root.
    
    Unable to copy the user's Xauthorization file.
    After reading http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1079090

    I guess that's my best option? Is there a better way to fix this problem? I installed Ubuntu using Daemon Tools light on Ubuntu iso. Can I fix this using it again and running the partition program?
    Last edited by wlbragg; February 26th, 2009 at 07:10 AM. Reason: Clarity

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    Re: Ran out of space?

    You are out of space on the root partition. df -h shows you each mounted partition and how much space is used. The percentages aren't supposed to add up; they represent the percent of used space per partition.

    Probably you can fix this with "sudo apt-get clean", which will clear out your package cache.

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    Re: Ran out of space?

    Thank you so much.

    That got me back into Synaptic.

    Should I be able to use gparted (System>Admin>Partition Editor) in the Ubunto ISO that I used to install with and resize root.disk?

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    Re: Ran out of space?

    I believe so, but I have not actually ever tried it. And I wouldn't do so without backing up your data first.

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