rootfs is running out of space????

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Fixel
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rootfs is running out of space????

Post by Fixel » Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:35 am

hi i've just installed gentoox home 6.1 on f
the only thing i did since i installed gentoox is building wine out of its sourcecode...
while installing wine the shell says that there isn't enough space on roootfs

so i looked up the available space and it says that there's only 2mb free

the wine directory itself is 900mb

whats the Problem??????

i can't connect to the internet with my xbox so i cant do magic newfs
can somebody help me???? :(

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Post by dopey » Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:11 am

Why is Wine 900MB? Do you have your windows program in there as well?

You can create a new filesystem manually and mount it to wherever. I would suggest you create a directory inside /mnt called winprogs or something, mount a new filesystem to it, and move your Windows programs to that directory.

Example:

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mkdir /mnt/winprogs
dd if=/dev/zero of=/mnt/fatx/e/winprogs bs=2G count=1
mkreiserfs /mnt/fatx/e/winprogs -q
mount /mnt/fatx/e/winprogs /mnt/winprogs -oloop
That will create a 2GB file on E:, format it with reisefs, and mount it to /mnt/winprogs. You will then need to move your windows programs to that directory. You would also want to add an entry to fstab so it Gentoo automatically mounts the new file system at boot.

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/mnt/fatx/e/winprogs		/mnt/winprogs		reiserfs	loop	0 0
Of course you can use whatever file names, directory names, file system format, and file system size that you want.

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Post by Fixel » Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:17 am

ok thank you :D ?
i'll try it

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Post by ShALLaX » Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:32 pm

Ouch.. bs 2G. Thats going to take a huge chunk of memory, I think.

You should run "magic newfs" as this does it all for you!
The original Xbox adaptation of Gentoo

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Post by dopey » Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:41 pm

You're right. I didn't think about it; to used to an absured amount of memory on my main desktop. Shouldn't the kernel flush the buffer to disk if the buffer becomes to large anyhow? Do be honest, I have no idea how this part of GNU/Linux functions.

Anyhow, Using bs=1M count=2048 should work if the previous dd command fails. . .

He can't run magic as he doesn't have an internet connection on his xbox.

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