[nmglug] disaster!

Brian O'Keefe okeefe at cybermesa.com
Mon Aug 14 06:33:00 PDT 2006

I may have found the issue. I was also running MOL and after checking 
out the ubuntu volume from OS X I found that /var/log was a 4.8 GB hog! 
The MOL recent log was 3.8GB
so I trashed it and now the volume has that much free space. Do I need 
any of the log files for any other reason that to check things out? 
They are accumulating.
On Aug 14, 2006, at 12:05 AM, Brian O'Keefe wrote:

> This is really weird. I was doing some DVD authoring in Ubuntu  using 
> transcode and kde DVD author wizard. My usb drive that I use for such 
> things for storage capacity started doing strange things like not 
> having enough storage for a dvd. It's 15GB of free space so that is 
> weird. I noticed that some items in trash were now in directories on 
> the usb partition named .Trashbrianokeefe and .Trash1000. I had not 
> seen these before. I emptied them to free up space. then the name of 
> the partition changed by itself from "For_Linux" to "sda9" but only in 
> a file manager. Still same name on the mounted volume on desktop.
> I continued to work on dvd's and I noticed that each time I switched 
> windows in my file manager the info at the bottom showed less space 
> available. First 4GB then 2 and 1 and I got low disk space warnings. I 
> quickly copied some files to the usb drive and shut down and tried to 
> restart but of course I now have no disk space on the Ubuntu 
> partition. I'm writing this from the OS X partition-nice and stable 
> over here! I'm checking the mounted Ubuntu partition to see what is 
> abnormally full. Again, i started the day with 5GB of free space! I 
> have no more DVD's on the Ubuntu partition unless they are hiding 
> somewhere.
> Any ideas of what would eat my disk? Also, a backup of my home 
> directory on the usb drive morphed into an unopenable, no content 
> generic gnome icon as did the only dvd I had on the drive.
> Help!
> Thanks
> PS-when's the next meet up?
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