okeefe at cybermesa.com
Mon Aug 14 12:08:11 PDT 2006
> Brian O'Keefe wrote:
>> 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
>>> 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.
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> Additionally some other directories seem inordinately bloated but
> those I'm less sure of. None of this has anything to do with the
> weirdness of my usb drive as far as I know. I wonder why MOL went on
> some runaway log building anyway?
> So I'm rebooted into ubuntu and all is OK. I may give up on DVD
> authoring and just buy a player that plays .avi videos!
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OK. Now after I've rebooted into ubuntu, my usb drive has the correct
names of the partitions as before,both the mounted volume icons and in a
file manager. However, my tarred home directory backup is still a
generic gnome icon with no info. Is it possible that MOL corrupts this
drive if both are working?
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