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    Default Computer halts after tmp\ folder capacity is smaller than OPENSUSE 11.4 iso image

    Hi,
    I download suse 11.4 iso image. Later the computer says the file size is bigger than \tmp folder size. But before I go to \tmp folder, the computer is dead. Even though I reboot the computer (now it is 11.3), it is dead before login. My question is:
    1. How can I revive the computer?
    2. The computer has three partition for OPENSUSE 11.3, 2G (swap), 6.8G and 15G. I am new to Linux. I don't know the above installation automatically partition is correct? Can I resize tmp\ folder size because any DVD image would be bigger than 4 G.

    Thansk.

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    Hi,
    I download suse 11.4 iso image. Later the computer says the file size is bigger than \tmp folder size. But before I go to \tmp folder, the computer is dead. Even though I reboot the computer (now it is 11.3), it is dead before login. My question is:
    1. How can I revive the computer?
    2. The computer has three partition for OPENSUSE 11.3, 2G (swap), 6.8G and 15G. I am new to Linux. I don't know the above installation automatically partition is correct? Can I resize tmp\ folder size because any DVD image would be bigger than 4 G.

    Thansk.
    If your Linux partition has ran out of disk space you most likley need to create a LiveCD boot disk using a computer that does work, boot from that CD and use it to remove the image that ran you out of disk space. The partitions sizes of 6.8 & 15 GB is pretty small to be dealing with 4.7 GB disk images. If we can assume you have a dual boot setup, you can use it to create this disk, reduce the partition size of Windows or whatever it might be and consider reinstalling openSUSE, using larger partitions. Some how, you have to get a copy of Linux running to remove the disk image that ran your disk space over.

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    Default Re: Computer halts after tmp\ folder capacity is smaller than OPENSUSE 11.4 iso image

    Why do you only have c.25GB of storage? Is this a SSD netpad etc. or did you just use the left over space on a multi-boot machine?

    By default most Linux systems will reserve 5% of the root partition, to enable a root login to recover from running out of space (normally a consequence of runaway error log files).

    At the boot (GRUB) menu type "3 <enter>" and the machine should boot into text (non-graphical) mode.
    Login as "root". There is no feedback during the password entry. Just type it in blind and press <enter>
    You should have a "#" prompt, usually red on black.

    The following command will show how much free space you have on each partition:

    df -lh

    This will remove the contents of "/tmp" and will hopefully allow you to login as a user again

    rm -r /tmp/*

    check again with "df -lh"

    take a note of the before and after "df -lh" output in case you need more help.

    This will take you to a graphical login screen

    init 5

    or you could use "init 6" to reboot, "init 0" to shut down.

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    Default Re: Computer halts after tmp\ folder capacity is smaller than OPENSUSE 11.4 iso image

    Quote Originally Posted by jdmcdaniel3 View Post
    If your Linux partition has ran out of disk space you most likley need to create a LiveCD boot disk using a computer that does work, boot from that CD and use it to remove the image that ran you out of disk space. The partitions sizes of 6.8 & 15 GB is pretty small to be dealing with 4.7 GB disk images. If we can assume you have a dual boot setup, you can use it to create this disk, reduce the partition size of Windows or whatever it might be and consider reinstalling openSUSE, using larger partitions. Some how, you have to get a copy of Linux running to remove the disk image that ran your disk space over.

    Thank You,
    Thanks. The computer is a dual boot Windows XP as the 1st OS. There are 70GM free space after the fragmentation. But Gparted cannot make Linux partition larger after I try several times. I can only get 23GM for OPENSUSE. The LiveCD boot disk you mention is the installation ISO image disk? Or, a better simple DVD/USB bootable?

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    Thanks. The computer is a dual boot Windows XP as the 1st OS. There are 70GM free space after the fragmentation. But Gparted cannot make Linux partition larger after I try several times. I can only get 23GM for OPENSUSE. The LiveCD boot disk you mention is the installation ISO image disk? Or, a better simple DVD/USB bootable?
    LiveCD's fit on a CD (not a DVD) and contain only one desktop (KDE or GNOME) can be used to install openSUSE or ran straight from the disk. When run from the disk, it can be used to repair or reinstall openSUSE. It is possible to mount a disk partition, find the iso and remove it. As for your main disk and Windows, sometimes you must uninstall software you don't use and manually remove all temp files and folders (from Windows folder and from your user). Never remove the actual folder called /tmp or /temp, just all files within. Make sure you have nothing running in Windows and restart when done and do another de-frag. Consider that sometimes, its just easier to add another disk, either internal or external.

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    Default Re: Computer halts after tmp\ folder capacity is smaller than OPENSUSE 11.4 iso image

    You can go back to the beginning and install openSUSE over what is already there. First give openSUSE an opportunity to present you with its suggestion. If that does not seem reasonable; go into Custom mode and edit the options - I don't know how exactly they will show up but you should have an option to use most of the space not being used by Windows XP. For example, I have an older computer with even less disk space than you have and openSUSE simply took half the space leaving half for Windows XP.

    You can do all this exploration without committing to the install; just exit if nothing seems reasonable.

    If that doesn't work, it may be worth using GParted to delete the partitions it has created, leaving just Windows XP; then start again with openSUSE so that it has a clean sheet to work with.

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    Default Re: Computer halts after tmp\ folder capacity is smaller than OPENSUSE 11.4 iso image

    Quote Originally Posted by jdmcdaniel3 View Post
    LiveCD's fit on a CD (not a DVD) and contain only one desktop (KDE or GNOME) can be used to install openSUSE or ran straight from the disk. When run from the disk, it can be used to repair or reinstall openSUSE. It is possible to mount a disk partition, find the iso and remove it. As for your main disk and Windows, sometimes you must uninstall software you don't use and manually remove all temp files and folders (from Windows folder and from your user). Never remove the actual folder called /tmp or /temp, just all files within. Make sure you have nothing running in Windows and restart when done and do another de-frag. Consider that sometimes, its just easier to add another disk, either internal or external.

    Thank You,
    Thank you very much. Although I search for a while on creating LiveCD, there is no answer on how to do that. Could you tell me the procedure, or a link to the method?

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    Default Re: Computer halts after tmp\ folder capacity is smaller than OPENSUSE 11.4 iso image

    You don't need to create a Live CD; just go to the download page and select KDE and you will get a Live CD.

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    Thank you very much. Although I search for a while on creating LiveCD, there is no answer on how to do that. Could you tell me the procedure, or a link to the method?
    The KDE & GNOME Live CD's are located here in 32 or 64 bit versions. For recovery purposes, a 32 bit version would be just fine.

    software.opensuse.org: Download openSUSE 11.4

    Thank You,
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    Default Re: Computer halts after tmp\ folder capacity is smaller than OPENSUSE 11.4 iso image

    The way I read it, the OP is downloading the ISO image to /tmp (why?), which will not work, since it's root is only 6 GB in size, where the installed 11.3 takes it's space in these 6 GB too.

    To boot the system:
    Type "init 1" on the Options line. The system will boot in single user mode.
    You will be asked for the administrator's password, enter your root password.
    Now do:
    Code:
    rm -rf /tmp/*
    If you manage to do this, the /tmp folder of the installed system is clear, so the problem should be solved. Now enter:
    Code:
    init 6
    to reboot the system. If all is well, you should be able to logon to the installed 11.3 again. Use an external disk to download the openSUSE ISO of your choice, burn it to CD/DVD and install after booting from the created CD/DVD.
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