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Reducing the size of pup_save file.
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ocpaul20

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PostPosted: Fri 08 May 2009, 01:36    Post subject:  Reducing the size of pup_save file.
Subject description: Mine's a real St. Bernard! How to make it smaller?
 

Hard disk frugal install of Puppy 4.20

My pup-save file has grown from 512M to 1Gb and now it is
nearly full again. I want to reduce the size of it,
or at least make it not so full.

What is the best way to do this please?

I could make some sfs files I suppose, but I think these have to be
stuff that does not change - Is that correct?
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disciple

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PostPosted: Fri 08 May 2009, 06:22    Post subject:  

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I want to reduce the size of it

I presume (which may be unwise) it is still impossible to shrink a save file. You can create a new smaller one and copy the contents of the old one into it.

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I could make some sfs files I suppose, but I think these have to be
stuff that does not change - Is that correct?
Yes, an .sfs contains a read-only filesystem.

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or at least make it not so full.

What is the best way to do this please?

Delete whatever is taking up the space Smile
Do some investigation to find out what is. I imagine you won't have installed so many programs that they are the problem. Check in /var/spool/cups - there may be a lot of rubbish in there. I always link it to a directory in /tmp (which I get my boot scripts to automatically create every time I boot)
Check your browser cache settings.

If there isn't anything taking up all the space, maybe you need to boot with pfix=ram, and run e2fsck to repair the filesystem in the save file.

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mikeb


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PostPosted: Fri 08 May 2009, 08:29    Post subject:  

Run gdmap and look at /initrd/pup_rw to see where the space is going..
Email could be another cause....probably /root is the place to look.
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Aitch


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PostPosted: Fri 08 May 2009, 08:44    Post subject:  

Read somewhere IIRC that temp files aren't being deleted but I can't locate it??

found these which may/may not be useful to you

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=29037

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=26097

Aitch Smile

edit: not sure this is it - seems to be an opera/tmp thing - maybe you have it?

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=27178
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Bruce B

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PostPosted: Sat 09 May 2009, 02:18    Post subject:  

I didn't want to jump the gun on this one, after a days
thought, here are some possibilities I came up with;

*) get a bigger house

*) clean house and take out trash

*) organize house better

*) live in an overstuffed, disorganized house

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