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    Hi gents,

    I have been searching for a solution for a while, but with no luck.

    My issue is: In BT3 final( I have both HDD install and VMware) when I run: tar -jxvf filename.tar.bz2
    to extract a the file,
    it runs for a while, and then starts generating lines saying .....cannot open: no space left on device.

    Now, I have tried from different machines, different drives, different commands, but i still get the same error message. I definitely have enough space on the drive I am trying to extract it to.
    The file is about 50MB, downloaded from milworm website, and it's a python file.
    Does anyone know why I get this error message, and how I can solve it?

    Thanks in advance
    Alexsys
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    could you post a link to the exact file so i could have a look?

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    Mmm, I have encountered a similar problem, but it was with john.
    Do you use persistent changes ?
    My problem came from the space allowed for saving changes on the special partition, and where temporary files are stocked. There was no space left on this partition, so I changed its size from 2 GB to 3, now it works great

    Hope this will help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan-smithee View Post
    Mmm, I have encountered a similar problem, but it was with john.
    Do you use persistent changes ?
    My problem came from the space allowed for saving changes on the special partition, and where temporary files are stocked. There was no space left on this partition, so I changed its size from 2 GB to 3, now it works great

    Hope this will help.

    Hi Alan-Smithee,

    How would i go about making those changes(e.g increase the size of the partition)?
    How do i find out where my changes partition is?
    Right now my configuration is:
    sda6 mounted on / (8 GB)
    sda3 swap
    sda7 mounted on /mnt/data (20GB).

    I guess all temporary files are stored in the /tmp filder, which in my case resides on sda6.
    Any help is always very appreciated.
    Alexsys
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    Find the folder "changes" and see where it is located.
    Then, increase the partition on which this folder is using Gparted live cd I.E.

    (be careful with this tool, if unsure, ask for help)

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    I've had the same problem .. Its like Alan said, increase the size of your "changes" partition or just make room on the drive.On the HDD install, how are your partitions set up and what are the commands on your boot loader?

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    Hi guys,

    The links from where i'm downloading the file are:hxxp://sugar.metasploit.com/debian_ssh_rsa_2048_x86.tar.bz2 and hxxp://milw0rm.com/sploits/debian_ssh_rsa_2048_x86.tar.bz2.
    The partitions i have on my machine are: sda3 swap (1 GB), sda6 (1 GB) and sda7 (20GB). I tried on both sda6 and sda7, and had the same results.
    I also downloaded the file on a usb key, and tried to untar it on a Windows machine, and had the same result. I do not think it is a space issue.Please advise back. Thanks
    Alexsys
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