[Novalug] dual install (was Re: Ubuntu upgrade)
macoafi at gmail.com
Mon Nov 3 14:31:08 EST 2008
On Mon, 2008-11-03 at 14:12 -0500, James Ewing Cottrell 3rd wrote:
> As far as I am concerned, systems NEVER refuse to boot because any
> specific filesystem is full. I have tried to make this happen, but never
> succeeded. Parts of the boot sequence will fail, but things never get so
> bad that you can't boot up (perhaps single user), remove unwanted files,
> and reboot.
Some % of disk is usually set aside for root's use so that you can
always boot when the disk fills up. I think on ext2/3 the default is
5%. The disk can't be 100% full because that 5% is leftover to let root
login in single user mode.
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