Re: making more room in root partition for distribution upgrade
On Thu, 17 May 2018, Mark Copper wrote:
> There was a day when a 10 gb partition seemed like plenty of space to leave
> for the system but now it's not. An upgrade to Stretch appears to need more.
> ~# fdisk -l
> Disk /dev/sda: 149.1 GiB, 160041885696 bytes, 312581808 sectors
> Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
> Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
> I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
> Disklabel type: dos
> Disk identifier: 0x0007c9ed
> Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type
> /dev/sda1 * 2048 19531775 19529728 9.3G 83 Linux
> /dev/sda2 19533822 312580095 293046274 139.8G 5 Extended
> /dev/sda5 19533824 27578367 8044544 3.9G 82 Linux swap / Solaris
> /dev/sda6 27580416 312580095 284999680 135.9G 83 Linux
> $ cat /etc/fstab
> # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
> # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
> # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
> # that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
> # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
> proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
> # / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
> UUID=f2959403-fb9c-4e56-adbf-e5b7c1f63dd8 / ext3
> errors=remount-ro 0 1
> # /home was on /dev/sda6 during installation
> UUID=274b606c-c556-47cb-8db3-2733b7adac3f /home ext3
> defaults 0 2
> # swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
> UUID=5642269c-ada4-4466-a516-4a2360ee0ec1 none swap
> sw 0 0
> This must be a FAQ. But there appear to be two ways forward.
> 1. Back-up /home, enlarge / partition, copy back-up back to new, smaller
> /home partition (because /home will then start on a different cylinder so
> data will be lost).
> 2. Carve out a new partition for /usr at end of disk which will free up
> over 6 gb.
> What have other people done?
release notes on upgrading have some info about disk space. It's maybe
/var/cache/apt/archives taking up all your space? I use 30 gb partitions
usually and they very rarely get over 8-10 gigs.