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Can I save system packages to /home?

Postby Fat_Tuesday » Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:11 pm

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?

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Postby Dutch_Master » Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:50 pm

Natty? What's Natty? :? Please state which Linux distro you use, most users use something different these days :roll:

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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Postby Rhakios » Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:35 pm

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


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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Postby loebus » Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:57 pm

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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Postby loebus » Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:04 pm

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 ß1 32bit.
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Postby Fat_Tuesday » Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:22 pm

Thanks for the suggestions all, I've managed to get 290 MB back! sda can now breathe again :-).
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:27 am

Might be a good idea to move /usr and /var to the larger SSD.
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Postby heiowge » Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:02 am

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. :lol:
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Postby ScannerDarkly » Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:46 am

What is this "natty" you speak of? Gentoo? Arch? Slackware? Who knows!
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Postby ollie » Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:30 pm

"natty" = Natty Narwhal = Ubuntu 11.04 :wink:
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Postby lok1950 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:20 pm

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


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