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how clean up download space?

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I have been downloading distros too much lately that I finally filled up

/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00

[i.e. download does not work due too no space.]

In particular

$ df
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00
12220228 11513220 76224 100% /
/dev/hdb1 101086 10999 84868 12% /boot
tmpfs 123788 0 123788 0% /dev/shm

$ ls -l
total 0
crw------- 1 root root 10, 63 Apr 27 17:55 control
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 253, 0 Apr 27 17:55 VolGroup00-LogVol00
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 253, 1 Apr 27 17:55 VolGroup00-LogVol01

What does "b" (before rw) stands for? And how do I clean up the mapper?

rm -r /dev/mapper/V*

as root does not do it.

Fyi, I am using firefox.

Sheng-Chieh

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Joined: 2005-12-20
no devices

Devices have nothing to do with this. Just remove the ISO images.

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Joined: 2006-03-28
But to also remove your

But to also remove your question about what b stands for in the device-permissions:
It shows you what kind of file it is, b is a block-device, c is a character-device, l is a link and d is a directory.

Did I forget something?

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Joined: 2006-06-19
This question no longer

This question no longer matter since I installed another distro, erasing everything,
instead of dealing with this problem. But in case it ever comes up again (since
I'm downloading too many iso), I would still like to know a workaround.

I did deleted all the iso I downloaded, but df still was the same, i.e., says

/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00
12220228 11513220 76224 100% /

And my hard drive (hda) had alto of room.

Again , I couldn't rm this block as root. How do I clean up this block
(the next time I see it)? Is this block a swap (temporary) space used
for downloading stuffs? Is it possible to clean that space?

Sheng-Chieh

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Joined: 2005-12-20
Don't manipulate the device.

The device has nothing to do with it. It's merely a gateway to the logical volume, not what's on it. Mount it and remove the ISO images.

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Joined: 2006-06-09
Did you delete the ISOs

Did you delete the ISOs from the command line? Or graphically? If graphically, did you empty the trash folder as well?

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reptiler wrote: But to
reptiler wrote:

But to also remove your question about what b stands for in the device-permissions:
It shows you what kind of file it is, b is a block-device, c is a character-device, l is a link and d is a directory.

Did I forget something?

Yep. sockets and FIFO pipes

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Joined: 2006-06-19
That may had been the

That may had been the culprit, i.e., the trash folder.
I'll remember that next time.

[I no longer using CentOS 5 where I got the problem]

Sheng-Chieh

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