Help! System won't boot - /tmp out of disk space

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Re: Help! System won't boot - /tmp out of disk space

#21 Postby uncle mark » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:35 pm

A shot of fstab might have the answer.
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Re: Help! System won't boot - /tmp out of disk space

#22 Postby Fargo » Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:01 pm

This is what the current directory for /mnt/ looks like:

file:///mnt/sda4
file:///mnt/sdb1
file:///mnt/sdb2
file:///mnt/sdb3
file:///mnt/sdb4
file:///mnt/sdc1
file:///mnt/sdc2
file:///mnt/sdd1
file:///mnt/temp

To my knowledge I never created any of these files. The only thing I can think of is that I would have browsed to the 'mnt' file to find my backup hard drives in luckybackup. But I would not have created them if they did not already appear there.

Mark, how do I get you a shot of fstab? I know I should remember where it is located but its escaping me at the moment.

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Re: Help! System won't boot - /tmp out of disk space

#23 Postby Fargo » Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:07 pm

Found it: here is my fstab. This is with my backup drive still unpluged. Thanks for the help.

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# Pluggable devices are handled by uDev, they are not in fstab
/dev/sda1 / ext4 defaults,noatime,discard 1 1
/dev/sda2 swap swap sw,pri=1 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0622 0 0
/dev/sda3 /home ext4 defaults,noatime,discard 1 2
# Dynamic entries below
/dev/sda4 /mnt/sda4 ext4 noauto,users,exec,relatime 0 0
/dev/cdrom /media/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,users,exec,ro 0 0
/dev/sr0 /media/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,users,exec,ro 0 0

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Re: Help! System won't boot - /tmp out of disk space

#24 Postby iridesce » Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:18 pm

My go to solution in such an issue is to run Konqueror as root from a live usb stick and use the View > View Mode > File Size View option to locate what files are taking up all the space.

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Re: Help! System won't boot - /tmp out of disk space

#25 Postby joany » Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:54 pm

iridesce wrote:My go to solution in such an issue is to run Konqueror as root from a live usb stick and use the View > View Mode > File Size View option to locate what files are taking up all the space.

Good luck

I think Fargo fixed the problem by getting rid of some of the other distros. The "full" partition was bogus information, caused by who knows what.

BTW, Fargo's latest directory listing of /mnt looks okay to me.
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Re: Help! System won't boot - /tmp out of disk space

#26 Postby Fargo » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:16 pm

joany wrote:
iridesce wrote:My go to solution in such an issue is to run Konqueror as root from a live usb stick and use the View > View Mode > File Size View option to locate what files are taking up all the space.

Good luck

I think Fargo fixed the problem by getting rid of some of the other distros. The "full" partition was bogus information, caused by who knows what.


Yes, I did get my system running by removing the "distro files' and found I have some 'fake' hardrives on my root partition.


joany wrote:BTW, Fargo's latest directory listing of /mnt looks okay to me.


Yeah I think everything is ok except that somehow I have a bunch of folders with harddrive names in the'mnt' folder. I just wanted to know if I can delete these 'fake' drives labeled:

file:///mnt/sda4
file:///mnt/sdb1
file:///mnt/sdb2
file:///mnt/sdb3
file:///mnt/sdb4
file:///mnt/sdc1
file:///mnt/sdc2
file:///mnt/sdd1
file:///mnt/temp

They all appear to be empty folders except for sdb1, which I thought was my extra backup drive. I think lucky backup has been backing up to this folder in root instead of the real sdb1. I'm not sure how that happened though.

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Re: Help! System won't boot - /tmp out of disk space

#27 Postby kmathern » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:31 pm

Fargo wrote:Yeah I think everything is ok except that somehow I have a bunch of folders with harddrive names in the'mnt' folder. I just wanted to know if I can delete these 'fake' drives labeled:

file:///mnt/sda4
file:///mnt/sdb1
file:///mnt/sdb2
file:///mnt/sdb3
file:///mnt/sdb4
file:///mnt/sdc1
file:///mnt/sdc2
file:///mnt/sdd1
file:///mnt/temp

They all appear to be empty folders except for sdb1, which I thought was my extra backup drive. I think lucky backup has been backing up to this folder in root instead of the real sdb1. I'm not sure how that happened though.

Warren's /usr/sbin/buildfstab script might be what created the mountpoint folders.

I don't think there's a problem having unused mountpoint folders.

Sometimes you get some goofy things going on with USB drives where they don't end up with the same drive assignment and that might have caused buildfstab to create the extra mountpoints (sdc* & sdd*). When M12 comes out and starts using 'persistent naming' hopefully that will go away.

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Re: Help! System won't boot - /tmp out of disk space

#28 Postby Fargo » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:39 pm

kmathern wrote:
Fargo wrote:Yeah I think everything is ok except that somehow I have a bunch of folders with harddrive names in the'mnt' folder. I just wanted to know if I can delete these 'fake' drives labeled:

file:///mnt/sda4
file:///mnt/sdb1
file:///mnt/sdb2
file:///mnt/sdb3
file:///mnt/sdb4
file:///mnt/sdc1
file:///mnt/sdc2
file:///mnt/sdd1
file:///mnt/temp

They all appear to be empty folders except for sdb1, which I thought was my extra backup drive. I think lucky backup has been backing up to this folder in root instead of the real sdb1. I'm not sure how that happened though.

Warren's /usr/sbin/buildfstab script might be what created the mountpoint folders.

I don't think there's a problem having unused mountpoint folders.

Sometimes you get some goofy things going on with USB drives where they don't end up with the same drive assignment and that might have caused buildfstab to create the extra mountpoints (sdc* & sdd*). When M12 comes out and starts using 'persistent naming' hopefully that will go away.


OK so your saying to just leave the folders and delete the info inside of it? I guess I could do that. I just need to be cautious to be sure to find the correct mount point when I setup luckybackup next time. I think I will plug in my backup drive and see what I get.

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Re: Help! System won't boot - /tmp out of disk space

#29 Postby kmathern » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:51 pm

Fargo wrote:
Fargo wrote: ...They all appear to be empty folders except for sdb1, which I thought was my extra backup drive. I think lucky backup has been backing up to this folder in root instead of the real sdb1. I'm not sure how that happened though....

OK so your saying to just leave the folders and delete the info inside of it? I guess I could do that. I just need to be cautious to be sure to find the correct mount point when I setup luckybackup next time. I think I will plug in my backup drive and see what I get.

Without any partitions mounted (other than root), all of the mountpoint folders should be empty when you look at them in Dolphin.

You did have a problem with /mnt/sdb1 where it had some subfolders. Those should be moved elsewhere/backed up or deleted.

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Re: Help! System won't boot - /tmp out of disk space

#30 Postby Fargo » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:47 pm

kmathern wrote:
You did have a problem with /mnt/sdb1 where it had some subfolders. Those should be moved elsewhere/backed up or deleted.


I have deleted my files from the mnt/sdb1 drive and plugged in the real sdb1 and everything looks good Thanks to everyone again for all the help. I appreciate it. Now I think I need to see about how to give my user write access to my backup drive so I don't have to do some of those things from root or SU. I think that might be part of the problem. Mepis gives write priveldges to extra drives but Roadblock does not.


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