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Hi Guys I really need some help here.

We've got a production server in the office running Fedora Core 5. As far as I can tell it's been configured with a software RAID configuration and even if I try to boot into rescue mode I'm unable to mount the OS.

We've runed out of disk space on our primary partition:

Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/root             9.5G  9.5G     0 100% /
tmpfs                 505M     0  505M   0% /dev/shm
/dev/dm-3             568G  122G  417G  23% /media/data

From what I can see we still have enough Inodes available:

/dev/root            2560864   62827 2498037    3% /
tmpfs                 129051       1  129050    1% /dev/shm
/dev/dm-3            153485312  389023 153096289    1% /media/data

But I'm getting the following error when I try to delete / move or do anything on the server for that matter.

Insufficient disk space; try again later
returntosender: cannot select queue for root
Insufficient disk space; try again later
returntosender: cannot select queue for postmaster
putbody: write error: No space left on device
Error writing control file qfp4OBV0fh002386: No space left on device

What can I do? Please help me out if anyone has had this in the past. I am at deadmans door at the moment.


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What happens when you try mounting /dev/root on the system when you boot with a live CD? –  Bart Silverstrim May 24 '11 at 13:13
After some more Googling I found an article explaining that you should always use the root account if something like what I posted happened. I only had a normal account with super user privileges and used SUDO for all my commands which didn't help at all. After I got the root password I was able to log in and move files to a different drive which feed up some space. Thanks for your comment Bart! Kind Regards Conrad –  Conrad May 24 '11 at 13:55

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