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Can I save system packages to /home?

 
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Fat_Tuesday



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:11 pm    Post subject: Can I save system packages to /home? Reply with quote

Hi all,

I'm using Natty on my E901 and have wedged the system files onto the 4GB ssd (sda) and have /home on the 16GB one (sdb). This seemed like a really good idea at the time as sda is pretty nippy but I'm running out of room on it and am having to avoid installing any new software. Is there any way that packages can be installed into /home instead?

TIA!
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Dutch_Master
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Natty? What's Natty? Confused Please state which Linux distro you use, most users use something different these days Rolling Eyes

No, system packages are installed in the / so I'd suggest to start clearing out unwanted junk like package archives and applications you no longer use.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dutch_Master wrote:
Natty? What's Natty? Confused Please state which Linux distro you use, most users use something different these days Rolling Eyes


Oh come on, DM! It's the narwhal version of Ubuntu. An old hand like you would know something like that.

Edit: Incidentally, to the OP, do you do regular clean ups by doing apt-get clean? Clean out /tmp, /var/tmp. Or use something like bleachbit. And don't forget, if you want to remove software, use the purge option to get rid of the config files as well, it can save a few extra KB, and you need all you can get.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're using a 32bit system, you could try software from here:
http://portablelinuxapps.org/

From what I remember they don't work on 64bit systems.

Mark the file executable and put in home or on a usb drive
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Natty = Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

Even I forget the code names, I go by the release number.
I'm using 10.04 32bit, 10.10 32bit, 11.04 64bit and 11.10 1 32bit.
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Fat_Tuesday



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the suggestions all, I've managed to get 290 MB back! sda can now breathe again Smile.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might be a good idea to move /usr and /var to the larger SSD.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My daughter uses Lubuntu on her eeepc700 (only 2gb ssd, but with an added 8Gb SDHC). In order to fit that, I put / on the 2GB and /var and /home on the flash card. Works fine. Even enough room to install angry birds with wine. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is this "natty" you speak of? Gentoo? Arch? Slackware? Who knows!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"natty" = Natty Narwhal = Ubuntu 11.04 Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So what are they going to use for "S" Stinky Skunk Wink


Enjoy the Choice Smile
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