[Techtalk] Re: Making room for Oracle

Arashi showercurtain2000 at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 28 18:26:55 EST 2002

>From Telsa:
> I don't have the original mail to hand now. But I wonder whether
> you have lots of space but it is split up between a bunch of 
> different partitions. I have met this problem before.

I think this is what's happened - maybe.  Sorry, I can't explain this
very well because I don't know much about partitions and directories.
 My hard disk has been cut up into /dev/hda1, /dev/hda2... /dev/hda7.
 Are those directories or partitions?  My /home is located on hda6. 
How can I find out what the others are for?

> > If you want to try and find some more space without reinstalling,
> >you can look for big packages that you don't use. Run something 
> >like rpm -qa --queryformat "%10{SIZE} %20{NAME}\n" | sort -rn
> > Wow! I would add "| less" or " > filename" at the end. Without
> this, unless you have a massive scrollback, the real biggies will
> scroll off the top of the screen and out of scrollback.

I'll try that out as soon as I get home.
Thanks Again



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