[mythtv-users] Can't log in!

Eric Sharkey eric at lisaneric.org
Thu Jan 14 18:47:37 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 10:57 AM, David Watkins <watkinshome at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just to check, do you have /home /var and /tmp in separate partitions
> or are any of these locations within the / partition?
> I learn't the hard way and now create separate partitions to avoid
> unexpectedly running out of space on the root partition.

That's funny, because I try to have as few partitions as possible for
precisely the same reason.  Whenever I've set up separate partitions,
I've regretted the size choices later.

The fact that non-root users aren't permitted to fill a filesystem is
usually enough to prevent /home from trampling /.


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