newbie problem with hard disk space...

Rainer Peter Feller rainer at
Tue Jan 28 02:18:50 PST 2003

On Tue, 28 Jan 2003, Matthijs wrote:

> Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 01:59:41 -0800 (PST)
> From: Matthijs <mr_blade_2000 at>
> Reply-To: lfs-support at
> To: lfs-support at
> Subject: newbie problem with hard disk space...
> I am having great fun in installing a LFS system, but
> I think I am heading into a little space problem on my
> ext2 partition on which I installed all the packages.
> I made a partition of almost 1 GB, I tought the book
> said that would be enough, but when I look ahead at
> the packages I have to install (I am currently at
> installing Zlib-1.1.4) and I look at the space I have
> left (366 MB) I think I am not going to make it.
> I dont think I can make this partition any larger,
> because my own Linux installation (SuSE 7.3 Pro) is
> installed on ReiserFS, and I don't know of a program
> that can make that partition smaller. Can I back up
> all the things I installed till now, and restore them
> quickly on a new system? Or is there an easy way to
> make some room. I don't think I can delete any things
> from my LFS partition, I already deleted all the
> sources.
> I am using version 4.0 of LFS, and this is what my
> partition table looks like:
> /dev/hda 57.2 GB
> /dev/hda1 51.4 GB NTFS
> /dev/hda2 5.8 GB Extended partition
> /dev/hda5 1004 MB Linux swap
> /dev/hda6 3.9 GB SuSE Linux ReiserFS
> /dev/hda7 996.1 MB LFS ext2

hm ... what about deleting this 51.4GB NTFS ? ;-)
o.k. I see ... I suppose you need it ...
what about using the free space on hda6 to hold the source and the
I use 8GB for lfs ... and yes it is not too much! just thing what you need
if you try to compile mozilla !!!

CUH Rainer Peter Feller

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