Get more space on your root partition
I ran out of space on my root partition. I removed lots of stuff, but it was just a temporary fix.
First, run Disk Usage Analyzer (under Applications -> Accessories) to see what occupies much disk space [more info here]. Try to remove the unnecessary things.
As I needed more free space on my root partition, here is what I did:
- I had a large NTFS partition that I resized with gparted and cut off a 10 GB partition from its end. [more info here]
- The newly created partition was formatted on ext3 and added to
/etc/fstab. [more info here]
- I ran Disk Usage Analyzer again to see what to move to the new partition. I moved the following directories and just left a symbolic link on the root partition:
cp -pr ...as root to copy the directory with permissions)