[TriLUG] Disk cleanup
David A. Cafaro
dac at cafaro.net
Mon Mar 18 13:09:22 EST 2002
Just wondering but by my count you listed 8.6GB worth of partitions out of
a 30 GB drive. What are you using the other 21.4 GB for? You could just
create a dedicated oracle partition out of this missing space
(/oracle). have you tried using fdisk to see where the missing space is?
At 12:57 PM 3/18/2002, you wrote:
>I have a RHL 7.2 system at home that has a 30GB drive partitioned as
>/ 5 GB
>swap 1.5 GB
>I want to install Oracle on this box, which in the past I have installed to
>/usr/local, only because this is where I learned to do so.
>Problem is there isn't enough free space left on /usr/local to install
>Oracle 9i, as my / partition only has 1.5 gig free, and Oracle will consume
>most of that. This presents me with two questions.
>1.) What the h@|| is taking up > #GB on my hard drive? I installed RHL 7.2
>and it's updated to the current kernel release from RH. Can I remove the
>older kernel packages safely? If so, do I need to do anything beyond
>uninstall the package? ( I use gnorpm for most of my dealings with this kind
>of stuff) I've already started going through the list of packages and
>uninstalling things I know I don't use, as I just want to get rid of as much
>crap as possible.
>2.) The few Oracle install I 've done in the past where to /usr/local.
>That's where the book I had said to do it, so I did. Would there be any
>concerns with creating the oracle user's home as /home/oracle and installing
>it there (plenty of free space to grow), instead of in /usr/local (no free
>space to grow) ?
>I basically am in a position where I need free space on a partition that
>doesn't have much, and I have another partition that has plenty of free
>space, but not where I need it.
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