[Gllug] ext3 filesystem suddenly full

Jason Clifford jason at ukfsn.org
Fri Jun 22 14:50:29 UTC 2007

On Fri, 22 Jun 2007, Chris Jones wrote:

> Installer: "How big would you like /var to be?"
> User: "what's /var?"
> Single partitions are a way of avoiding the problem, at least on
> machines where it's unlikely to ever be a significant issue.
> The only one worth caring about on desktops is /home imo, which should
> definitely be on a separate partition (but that still brings up the
> perennial problem of how to balance the space).

That's easily dealt with then. Have / and /tmp of separate small 
partitions, /usr on a reasonable sized one (say 5-10GB) and the rest for 
/var with /home being a symlink to /var/home

This could be set up automatically very easily as the default option with 
the facility still available for those who know what they are doing.

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