Richard Otte writes:
> I recently discovered that /tmp on my machine is rather small, around
> 50mb. I was trying to use xcdroast, but was unable to extract an audio
> cd to /tmp because it wasn't big enough. This is strange, because I
> probably have 50gb empty on my hard drive. I'm wondering if /tmp is a
> separate partition (is this my swap partition?) or why it won't use up
> the empty disk space. I don't know how to find out the exact limits
> on /tmp, except by what xcdroast told me.
> Can anyone explain to me what is going on, and what to do. Thanks,
You'll have a line that looks something like:
/dev/hda7 12345 345 12000 3% /tmp
if you have a separate /tmp partition.
If you don't, you won't see a /tmp, but just a / entry (and possibly
others). To get more space--make back ups!!! Then, you can use
resize2fs to shrink a partition and make a new one for /tmp. Or, you
can just not mount /tmp--this means that the partition on which / is
mounted will be used for /tmp. You may or may not want the latter.
You can then use /tmp for something else, or just delete it by adding
its space to a different partition.
The easiest solution is not to mount /tmp and use /, but requires
enough space in your / partition. It also means that somebody could
potentially try to use up all your disk space in the root partition by
filling up /tmp.
- /tmp size
- From: Richard Otte <firstname.lastname@example.org>