Re: Upgrade Problem
- Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2019 13:27:42 -0500
- From: songbird <songbird@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Upgrade Problem
Stephen P. Molnar wrote:
> I want to thank those of you who responded to my request for assistance.
> A number of the replies, particularly those that did not editorialize,
> where useful in that they convinced me that reinstalling the OS is the
> simplest remedy for the problems.
> Let us put this thread to bed and stop wasting backspace.
you're welcome, but for the life of me i can't figure
out why finding a few large files on / and moving or
removing them as needed to free up space isn't a quicker
solution for now...
anyways, good luck. :)
when i set up my new system i purposely did not include
LVM because i felt i didn't need that added layer of
complexity. i also didn't use separate home directories
or var directories like i had on previous installs.
with the price of SSDs coming down i felt that it was
more important to just have everything together and if i
need to create more space it will likely be easier to
just get another SSD and plug it in. so my current
configuration looks like:
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda2 412282128 194153408 197116244 50% /
/dev/sda3 45876068 4362484 39153472 11% /ro1-root
/dev/sda1 973952 2100 971852 1% /boot/efi
and i have a swap space just in case i ever need it
(it rarely gets used):
/dev/sda4 935546880 974608383 39061504 18.6G Linux swap
my /dev/sda3 partition is for running a backup stable
installation just in case i muck up the other testing/
unstable version on /dev/sda2 and need a fast way to
get back on-line. as yet another backup in case i really
mess up the system i have a stable installation to a
bootable USB stick.
if you are installing to a newer machine be sure that
the EFI option is detected and used before you install
as fixing it afterwards can be painful.