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Date:      Mon, 28 Feb 2011 12:33:49 +0000
From:      Chris Rees <utisoft@gmail.com>
To:        Damien Fleuriot <ml@my.gd>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: / file system is full, but du does not show that it's full
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On 28 February 2011 12:29, Damien Fleuriot <ml@my.gd> wrote:
> On 2/28/11 1:27 PM, Chris Rees wrote:
>> On 28 February 2011 12:26, Chris Rees <utisoft@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> # mount /dev/da0s1a /mnt/root/
>>>>> mount: /dev/da0s1a : Operation not permitted
>>>>>
>>>>> So only single user mode or live cd could solve it.
>>>>
>>>> *NOT* true. =A0Stopping any daemons that were using "/var/spooll", and=
 then
>>>> umount(1)-ing it would have done the trick from multi-user mode.
>>>
>>> umount / =A0 ???
>>>
>>> Chris
>>
>> Er, caffeine overdose.
>>
>> I guess you meant:
>>
>> # umount /var
> Slice a (as in: da0s1a) is very likely his /
>
> /var is usually slice f

Yeah, that's why I sent the first email.

However, it's now clear to me that c0re wanted to remount his / on a
different partition to delete a file hidden by /var.

Hence the suggestion from Robert to umount /var.

Chris



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