how do I increase the available space for this part of my harddrive?

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muhammed
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Iscritto: 04/13/2013

Hi,

Trisquel gave me a warning that I was running out of space in a part of my harddrive ... would you help me understand this? How do I increase the allocated space?

This is soon after a fresh install with a new 500 gb SSD on which I installed Trisquel, and a secondary platter harddrive of 750 gb.

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muhammed
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This is the warning message by the wya

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Magic Banana

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Iscritto: 07/24/2010

First of all: backup the user data!

The easiest solution is to reinstall. When the installer asks for the type of install, choose "Other" (or whatever it is called nowadays). Then, within the partition editor integrated with the installer, delete the existing partitions, recreate a larger partition (say 48 GB to be at ease) with a filesystem (ext4 is fine) to be mounted at /, a swap partition (as large as your RAM if you want to hibernate, otherwise smaller), and another partition, taking the rest of the disk, with a filesystem mounted at /home.

For that last filesystem, Trisquel chooses XFS by default. It is fine. In particular, XFS is efficient with large files, such as user files. But a drawback is that XFS cannot be shrunk. That is because I imagine your /home is on XFS that I suggest you to reinstall. Because you cannot shrink it, you would have to delete it, enlarge the root partition, recreate it, and edit /etc/fstab. All from a live system. You can try that though, if you want to learn.

Notice that you need not lose all the work you put into installing packages on top of the default system. See https://trisquel.info/en/wiki/cloning-system-or-how-make-copy-installed-packages-one-computer-another

Narcis Garcia
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Iscritto: 04/15/2019

$ sudo apt-get clean

Your /var tree is really heavy. What is using so many space there?

Moving system unencrypted tree (sda1) to encrypted volume (sda5) is not
simple.

El 20/10/19 a les 0:03, name at domain ha escrit:
> Hi,
>
> Trisquel gave me a warning that I was running out of space in a part of
> my  harddrive ... would you help me understand this?  How do I increase
> the  allocated space?
>
> This is soon after a fresh install with a new 500 gb SSD on which I
> installed  Trisquel, and a secondary platter harddrive of 750 gb.
>
> Screenshot attached
>

muhammed
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Iscritto: 04/13/2013

Thanks for noticing that for me (I didn't!)

Maybe it's from using Audacity to edit and export a long audio file. It's owrrying that it didn't clean itslef up afterward (if that's what it was). I'll keep your sudo apt-get clean command handy for the future; thank you.

jxself
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Iscritto: 09/13/2010

Or instead of encrypting the home directory encrypt the entire drive. Then you don't need to deal with / and /home being different partitions as they are showing in your screenshot and then potentially running low on space with one while the other might still have gobs and gobs of space left. That requires using the netinstall image which, last I checked, has been broken for about 8 months now. Welcome to Trisquel.

chaosmonk

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Iscritto: 07/07/2017

> Or instead of encrypting the home directory encrypt the entire drive.

> That requires using the netinstall image

IIRC, you have this backward. The netinstaller offers to encrypt the
home directory, and the graphical installer offers to encrypt the entire
disk.

> which, last I checked, has been broken for about 8 months now. Welcome
> to Trisquel.

There used to be a semi-working one here,[1] but even that's gone now.

[1] http://jenkins.trisquel.info/makeiso/iso/trisquel_8.0_amd64.iso

Magic Banana

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Iscritto: 07/24/2010

The netinstaller offers to encrypt the home directory, and the graphical installer offers to encrypt the entire disk.

Isn't it the opposite?

jxself
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Iscritto: 09/13/2010

Correct; I had it stated correctly.

muhammed
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Iscritto: 04/13/2013

I wonder whether this is how Trisquel Mini did it by default? I've used Trisquel Mini until now, have never had this problem, and am thinking about going back to Mini.

Thanks for the idea; I'll try and implement it one way (Trisquel Mini default hopefully?) or another

nadebula.1984
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Iscritto: 05/01/2018

The /var directory consumes two thirds of the partition space. Try to clean it first.

When there is enough space on the / partition, then you can perform other optimizations.