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Partitions and boot

Post by Peter Linu » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:56 pm

Hiyall,
Thinkpad2 - partitions: Win7 dual boot (60Gb) w Cinnamon 19.2 (30Gb) on 500Gb SSD.
It wouldn't boot into Mint this morning although it does boot into Win7. I changed some things in GRUB via repair option (I honestly don't know what I did) and it booted into Cinnamon. It then told me that I am running out of space. See attachment.
"Error opening directory '/tmp/systemd-private-6d9a959523264742905960b3f1967aa9-systemd-resolved.service-D0Vpef': Permission denied"
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Re: Partitions and boot

Post by Larry78723 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:17 pm

Boot into LM, open a terminal, and run the following command:

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df -m
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Re: Partitions and boot

Post by Peter Linu » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:35 pm

Filesystem 1M-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
udev 3897 0 3897 0% /dev
tmpfs 786 2 785 1% /run
/dev/sda5 30326 28567 197 100% /
tmpfs 3929 33 3896 1% /dev/shm
tmpfs 5 1 5 1% /run/lock
tmpfs 3929 0 3929 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/sda1 96 24 73 25% /boot/efi
tmpfs 786 1 786 1% /run/user/1000
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Re: Partitions and boot

Post by Larry78723 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:56 pm

Where did you configure Timeshift to save snapshots to and how often? First step is to open Timeshift and click on settings then schedule. Uncheck all boxes. Close settings and delete all but the last 3 snapshots. Rerun the previous command and post the results.
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Re: Partitions and boot

Post by Peter Linu » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:03 pm

Filesystem 1M-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
udev 3897 0 3897 0% /dev
tmpfs 786 2 785 1% /run
/dev/sda5 30326 28582 181 100% /
tmpfs 3929 81 3848 3% /dev/shm
tmpfs 5 1 5 1% /run/lock
tmpfs 3929 0 3929 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/sda1 96 24 73 25% /boot/efi
tmpfs 786 1 786 1% /run/user/1000
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Re: Partitions and boot

Post by Peter Linu » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:37 pm

Timeshift: weekly only incl boot. There are only two so far. It is saved in the default place. I wasn't asked to define a place.
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Re: Partitions and boot

Post by Larry78723 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:08 pm

OK, There are lots of places that can be cleaned up. Please go thru the steps at Easy Linux Tips and run

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df -m
in a terminal when you're done and let us know the results.

BTW- With 3TB+ why did you only clear 30GB of space for LM?
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Re: Partitions and boot

Post by Peter Linu » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:33 pm

Another forum long termer advised it. Should I make it larger? If so, how much?
I'll go through the link shortly.
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Re: Partitions and boot

Post by Larry78723 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:46 pm

Seeing as you did a simple install and don't have a separate /home partition, I would increase your LM partition to 100GB. I'd also create a separate partition for Timeshift, 30GB should be enough. It won't matter which drive you create the Timeshift partition on.
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Re: Partitions and boot

Post by jglen490 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:57 pm

A 30 GB / partition for apps and data is pretty small, as evidenced by your df output.

Keep your 30GB / partition, and create another partition with /home on it (and make sure it is entered into /etc/fstab), then move your /home directory to the new partition.

Agree that if you are going to use Timeshift, make sure it is configured the way you want it and that it writes to a completely separate partition. Then do regular filesystem checkups and cleanup routines on ALL your partitions.
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