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Old 10-21-2002
Question Linux space problem

I am very new to Linux and trying to install Oracle 9.2 on Red Hat Linux 7.2. My problem: /tmp needs to be larger in order to install Oracle. It is 64MB now. How can I resize this? I'm totally confused !!

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Old 10-22-2002
It's been a while since I last used linux but in FreeBSD you can "grow" your partitions. I'm guessing that this feature would be available in the latest versions out there.

If your dual booting are you able to mount your C: and create a directory there so Oracle can use it instead of /tmp under linux?

Don't know much about Oracle so I don't know if you can point it to any other directory other than /tmp.

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Old 10-22-2002
normally in linux / is the only partition and that is all sub dirs except if you made a different partition table then /tmp is a drive/partition. partition magic can handle linux partitions and resize them (atleast ext2 ). so you could make that partition bigger. and other option is let it point to an other drive. but that let you loose 64mb if your tmp is that big. (ln -s /mnt/partition /tmp) not sure if it is perfect. but that would make /mnt/partion point to /tmp and everything you write there will be written to /mnt/partition. if that is bigger it will be done.
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Old 10-22-2002
Something I was thinking of was creating a temp sub-dir under a filesystem with more space and then using a softlink ot the new temp sub-dir while installing Oracle.

After that, you can destroy the softlink and delete the newly created sub-dir and continue down the road.

The only problem that I can see with this is that it might interfere with other processes.

I reckon that you could drop to single user, tar the current /tmp and create the new sub-dir, un-tar the archive, create the symlink and go back to multi-user and see what happens.

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Old 10-22-2002
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