[mythtv-users] disk full, can't delete files

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 04:44:42 UTC 2009

On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 11:27 PM, David L <idht4n at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm a noob running mythbuntu beta more or less up to date.
> I've found that when the disk is full, mythfrontend crashes
> and so I can't delete files with it.  Since I didn't know
> better, the first time this happened to me, I just deleted
> some of the program files from the command line.
> I've since learned that that is a bad idea (although
> myth really should be able to handle that IMHO,
> but I digress).  It seems I have a chicken/egg problem
> here... mythfrontend isn't happy because the disk is
> full and I can't make the disk less full without
> running mythfrontend to delete files.  What's the right
> way to work around this problem?

I would instead of working around this problem do not let it happen in
the first place. In the setup set the "Extra Disk Space" parameter


Also do not put your mythtv storage on the same partition as your OS
or database.


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