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A valuable lesson

Postby rmcellig on Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:31 pm

After installing Mint 14 xfce on my laptop I noticed that strange things were happening. I wasn't able to install software updates, Dropbox didn't work, Movie player kept crashing, and my computer was somewhat slow.

I decided to reboot into my trusty Puppy Linux CD, and find out what was going on. In Gparted I noticed that my SDA1 partition (boot), had only 1.6GB of space left. My home partition (sda2) had tons of space. I then discovered that the Audacity temp files were taking up about 36GB of my 40GB partition. I deleted the Audacity folder, and voila. When I rebooted into Mint, all was well. I immediately went into Audacity and set the temp files to be saved to sda2. All is well and man is it fast!!!

For me this is a valuable lesson that I thought I would share so that anyone else who has strange problems going on might want to check how much space they have left on their boot partition.
Take care,

Randy
www.mcran.com - my web site
www.chuo.fm - My radio show every Sunday from noon-2pm or 89.1 fM
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Re: A valuable lesson

Postby mockturtl on Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:51 pm

rmcellig wrote:Audacity temp files were taking up about 36GB of my 40GB partition
That bit me too, Randy.

I'm really enjoying your show, and this great big fantastic pile of links. You'll have to watch out, I could wear down the grooves on your server.

http://www.mcran.com/2010-2006showstable.php
http://www.mcran.com/thebennettarchives.php
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Re: A valuable lesson

Postby zerozero on Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:17 pm

mockturtl wrote:I'm really enjoying your show, and this great big fantastic pile of links. You'll have to watch out, I could wear down the grooves on your server.

http://www.mcran.com/2010-2006showstable.php
http://www.mcran.com/thebennettarchives.php

but ... but this is amazing :shock:
Tks soo much mock' for digging the links but specially TKS Randy :D
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Re: A valuable lesson

Postby mockturtl on Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:47 am

Another station I've really been enjoying: http://www.loudcity.com/stations/radio-dismuke

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