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Thread: Lack of disk space crashes GDM.

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    Unhappy Lack of disk space crashes GDM.

    I tried VMplayer on a 13 GB partition where I have used up 6 GB for base install. Then I downloaded a 1 GB *.vmx file and ran the virtualization.
    First time I do this everything is OK. But when I reset the VMplayer and do a hard reboot on the PC then I get a blue screen saying GDM Error because I have run out of disk space.

    Previously I had 40% of my 13 GB free. Now the partition seems to be filled up to 90%. It might be the virtualization that's taking up all this working space if so then everything is probably normal.

    But I want to consider the fact that something else is filling up my partition. How should I proceed in order to trace what is filling up my harddrive so dramatically? Where should I look?

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    Re: Lack of disk space crashes GDM.

    I wonder, did you do a snapshot of the VM? My Windows install in vmware server takes up about 14GB. I do have a snapshot. I'm not sure if a snapshot is made automatically or not.

    I've never had a VM that was less than 12 GB.

    In a command line you can use df -h to see where things are.

    There are other commands that don't come to mind that shows disk space.
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    Re: Lack of disk space crashes GDM.

    Quote Originally Posted by fjgaude View Post
    I wonder, did you do a snapshot of the VM? My Windows install in vmware server takes up about 14GB.
    Hmmm... then I guess it was all normal that I ran out of disk space from 40% used to 90% used so quickly within 20 minutes. Leading me to crash my SuSE SLES test partition, guess I was living too dangerous by making 13 GB for SuSE I should've made 23 GB instead.

    The instructor told us to make 10 GB extra room on the harddrive and I did so on by making another partition 13+10 GB = 23 GB (combined).
    The proper way in retrospect was to make my OS's root partition 23 GB (single) total not combined.

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