[Novalug] UPDATE Re: Problem F11 Dell PC (was boot trick)
franklin at elfie.org
Mon Dec 14 14:13:32 EST 2009
On Dec 14, 2009, at 1:52 PM, Beartooth wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Dec 2009, Maxwell Spangler wrote:
>> I missed the earlier portion of this thread, but I'm wondering
>> why you don't just backup your /home directory to an external
>> hard drive, install Fedora 12 cleanly and restore the backup
> Hmmmm .... Might be the best resolution. I do have an
> external drive here, though I haven't used it much.
> I've been reluctant, in part because /home seems far too
> big for a DVD, if I understand the following aright :
> [btth at Hbsk ~]$ df -h /home
> Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
> 35G 20G 14G 60% /
> [btth at Hbsk ~]$
> Baobab says I'm using 20 gig on the present machine (#2;
> I had bollixed #1 royally, so it's the most current backup). Is
> it plausible that effectively all of that could be in /home -- or
> am I misreading df?
There is no way to tell just from that df output how much is in home as opposed to somewhere else.
Try this as root:
du -shc /bin /boot /etc /home /lib /root /sbin /tmp /usr /var
That'll take a while to run, but it'll break it down for you much better. The du command show disk usage. The -s says "only show what I ask for, not a recursive mess", -h is "humanize (use K, M, G to show me sane numbers)", and -c is "Give me a total at the end." Sample output from one of my VMs:
root# du -shc /bin /boot /etc /home /lib /root /sbin /tmp /usr /var
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