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    Default Can't Log in file-system is full.

    I can't login due to my file-system being full. I found the main area with the large usage. Var/log is taking 99.5% of my var folder. On a full file-system scan Var/log is taking up 85% of disk use. File-system capacity is 36 gig. Temp is cleared after each boot.

    What can I do to clean up any unnecessary files. I can only boot in safe mode and have limited navigation skills. To get scan results I booted a live-disc.

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    Default Re: Can't Log in file-system is full.

    Have you booted from that liveCD and checked those log files?

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    Default Re: Can't Log in file-system is full.

    After booting from a LiveCD, mount the root partition and

    Post output of
    Code:
    ls -l /var/log
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    Default Re: Can't Log in file-system is full.

    On 2010-11-25 08:06, the Dude abides wrote:
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    > I can't login due to my file-system being full. I found the main area
    > with the large usage. Var/log is taking 99.5% of my var folder. On a
    > full file-system scan Var/log is taking up 85% of disk use. File-system
    > capacity is 36 gig. Temp is cleared after each boot.
    >
    > What can I do to clean up any unnecessary files.


    Look which file is exceedingly big. There will be something been logged
    there many times, thousands of times. Find out what and report. Post a
    sample in paste.opensuse.org (not all). Or here if it is just a few lines.

    After you do that, you can perhaps compress or delete - but we need to see
    the sample first.

    > Opensuse 11.2 gnome 64 bit.


    Updates are current?


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    Default Re: Can't Log in file-system is full.

    Thanks for the starting points:

    linux@linux:~> ls -l /var/log
    total 636
    -rw-r----- 1 root root 61 2010-11-25 07:51 acpid
    drwx------ 5 root root 4096 2010-07-05 11:20 apparmor
    drwx------ 2 root root 4096 2010-11-25 07:51 audit

    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 66941 2010-11-25 07:51 boot.kiwi

    -rw-r----- 1 root root 0 2010-07-06 05:40 boot.log
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 60030 2010-11-25 07:51 boot.msg

    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 870 2010-11-25 07:51 boot.omsg
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 2010-07-06 05:50 config.log
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2010-11-25 07:51 ConsoleKit
    drwxr-xr-x 2 lp lp 4096 2010-07-05 14:02 cups

    -rw------- 1 root root 32000 2010-07-06 05:50 faillog
    -rw-r----- 1 root root 0 2010-07-06 05:40 firewall
    drwxrwx--T 2 root gdm 4096 2010-11-25 07:51 gdm
    drwx------ 2 root root 4096 2010-07-05 13:44 krb5

    -rw-r--r-- 1 root tty 292000 2010-11-25 07:51 lastlog

    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 2010-11-25 07:51 localmessages
    -rw-r----- 1 root root 189 2010-11-25 07:51 mail
    -rw-r----- 1 root root 0 2010-07-06 05:40 mail.err
    -rw-r----- 1 root root 189 2010-11-25 07:51 mail.info
    -rw-r----- 1 root root 0 2010-07-06 05:40 mail.warn
    -rw-r----- 1 root root 17542 2010-11-25 07:54 messages

    -rw-r----- 1 root root 7219 2010-11-25 07:51 NetworkManager
    drwxr-x--- 2 news news 4096 2010-07-06 05:40 news
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 2010-11-25 07:51 nscd.log
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 2010-07-06 05:38 ntp
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 176 2010-11-25 07:53 PackageKit
    -rw-r----- 1 root root 12790 2010-11-25 07:53 pk_backend_zypp

    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 339 2010-11-25 07:52 pm-powersave.log
    drwxr-x--- 2 root root 4096 2010-07-05 14:15 samba
    drwxr-x--- 2 root dialout 4096 2010-07-05 12:59 smpppd
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1180 2010-11-25 07:52 warn
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 2010-11-25 07:51 wpa_supplicant.log
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 root tty 8832 2010-11-25 08:00 wtmp
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 54113 2010-11-25 07:59 Xorg.0.log

    drwx------ 2 root root 4096 2010-07-05 13:30 YaST2
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2010-07-05 22:24 zypp
    -rw-r----- 1 root root 0 2010-07-06 05:50 zypper.log


    Edits should be most up to date, it was after the updates I had no room on the file-system. What's the best plan to proceed
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    Default Re: Can't Log in file-system is full.

    On 2010-11-25 15:06, the Dude abides wrote:
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    > Thanks for the starting points:
    >
    > linux@linux:~> ls -l /var/log
    > total 636


    I don't see any big file here - you said that "/var/log is taking 99.5%".
    It is not true.

    Please investigate again and find the exact directory that has eaten the
    space. Use mc.

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    Default Re: Can't Log in file-system is full.

    Carlos E. R. wrote:

    > On 2010-11-25 15:06, the Dude abides wrote:
    >>
    >> Thanks for the starting points:
    >>
    >> linux@linux:~> ls -l /var/log
    >> total 636

    >
    > I don't see any big file here - you said that "/var/log is taking 99.5%".
    > It is not true.
    >


    Maybe big file is inside /var/log/"some directory"

    > Please investigate again and find the exact directory that has eaten the
    > space. Use mc.
    >


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    Default Re: Can't Log in file-system is full.

    I'm not sure how to show the scan in a terminal without being in safemode and out of the live disk, but if I use the disk usage analyzer graphically, the information that is being outputted is illustrating those numbers. Is there something I'm missing with using disk usage analyzer?
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    try:

    Code:
    cd /var/
    du -h | grep M
    this could take some time, also try with grep G


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    Default Re: Can't Log in file-system is full.

    On 2010-11-25 18:06, the Dude abides wrote:
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    > I'm not sure how to show the scan in a terminal without being in
    > safemode and out of the live disk,


    Use mc.

    > but if I use the disk usage analyzer
    > graphically, the information that is being outputted is illustrating
    > those numbers. Is there something I'm missing with using disk usage
    > analyzer?


    You haven't posted any information that indicates where the disk space is lost.

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