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    Good day,

    I have one question, I installed backtrack 3 successfully and explored alot.
    I noticed my / partition is almost full disk.

    bt ~ # df -h
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    aufs 4.6G 4.6G 0 100% /
    /dev/hdd3 4.6G 4.6G 0 100% /mnt/hdd3
    /dev/hdd1 99M 9.5M 85M 11% /mnt/hdd1
    /dev/hda1 11G 4.5G 6.4G 42% /mnt/hda1
    /dev/hda5 64G 62G 2.1G 97% /mnt/hda5

    /dev/hdd3 is my / partition. I remember only its only 1 CD when i burned backtrack 3. Probably its not more than 700MB. I wonder why its 4.6GB now. Any commands where i can view files and folders with size on that partition?

    Thanks

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    dh command
    dd if=/dev/swc666 of=/dev/wyze

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    re-read my post pls.. Yes i already did df -h command

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    Quote Originally Posted by markian View Post
    re-read my post pls.. Yes i already did df -h command
    Try the command du instead.
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    okey thanks.. that works. but anyone have idea why my /dev/hdd3 goes 4.6G ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by markian View Post
    /dev/hdd3 is my / partition. I remember only its only 1 CD when i burned backtrack 3. Probably its not more than 700MB. I wonder why its 4.6GB now. Any commands where i can view files and folders with size on that partition?

    Thanks
    First of all BT3F is compressed to fit onto a CD and therefore will be much bigger than 700 Mb once you actually install it onto your HDD.
    Quote Originally Posted by markian View Post
    okey thanks.. that works. but anyone have idea why my /dev/hdd3 goes 4.6G ?
    Secondly, as you say you "explored" a lot you have probably saved a bunch of useless pcap files, among others, that currently are eating up your free space.
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    ahh.. thanks for your reply tron, I have now the idea and iam going to continue searching and explore it. and also sorry for my noob question. I know the feelings :P

    thanks again

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    hi people

    I have the same problem

    I installed BT3 to a 9.6 GB partition and df -h says that it is full

    The strange thing is, that when I download a package from the internet with mozilla then it successfully writes it to my root folder, but when I try to extract it then it says that there is not enough free space.

    The other thing: when I install a new package for example gkrellm then it installs it, but when I try to upgrade the dist then it says that there is 0 B free on my partition.

    df -h:

    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    aufs 9.6G 9.3G 0 100% /

    If somebody can help me, please

    thx in advance

    cheers
    szeky

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    hmmm... what are the files that are considered temp files / pcap files. Maybe those files under /tmp ? iam not sure though... and also maybe posible to resize my / partition using qtparted booting on the livecd

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    Quote Originally Posted by markian View Post
    hmmm... what are the files that are considered temp files / pcap files. Maybe those files under /tmp ? iam not sure though... and also maybe posible to resize my / partition using qtparted booting on the livecd
    If you have collected a lot of data packets using for example airodump-ng chanses are that the .cap files still can be found in your /root directory in case you have not manually deleted them.

    The directory /tmp, that you mention, is used by a bunch of different programs as a temporary storing place. For example firefox will save files here that you choose not to download, but to view at once using an external program. For more information on the /tmp directory check out the following link:
    http://www.tldp.org/LDP/Linux-Filesy.../html/tmp.html
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