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What happens after /tmp reaches the limit of tmpfs

Imagine this is the configuration in /etc/fstab (/tmp directory uses tmpfs wih maximum size of 10M). none /tmp tmpfs noatime,nodiratime,size=10m 0 0 I want to know what exactly ...
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Disk drive boot problem

When I started Ubuntu, I got this error: The disk drive for /tmp is not ready yet or is not present! I tried skipping mounting, but it came up like a command prompt. Please help me.
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Can't upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 because of /tmp

Cannot run the upgrade This is usually caused by a system where /tmp is mounted noexec. Please remount without noexec and run the upgrade again. I am very much a newbie and have no idea how to ...
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mysql error : Incorrect key file for table '/tmp/#sql_5115_0.MYI

Query failed by reason : Incorrect key file for table '/tmp/#sql_5115_0.MYI i read that it may be realted to disk space issue but i ma not sure how that is as df -h returns Filesystem Size ...
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Help!! Not sure how to fix [duplicate]

I'm a noob when it comes to Ubuntu. I'd love if someone could help me. I was trying to upgrade and it didnt let me, I restart and now it's messed up. As of this moment I can get to the purple screen ...
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What is the “sticky bit” (t permission) and why does /tmp have it?

The command ls -ld /tmp gives drwxrwxrwt 30 root root 20480 Mar 11 14:17 /tmp What is the letter t after the permissions? As far as I know /tmp is used to create temporary files related to ...
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Using a cronjob to clean /tmp

Is it save to use bash script and a cronjob to remove all files in /tmp? Or should I do this differently for other reasons, maybe?
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How do I change the default overflow size in Ubuntu

Google is failing me, It appears in some systems it's located in a (script)file called mountoverflowtmp under /etc/init.d/ However it doesn't appear to be there in Ubuntu, and I'm not having any ...
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Can't login anymore

In an attempt to free up disk space as I was 100% full and could not write to the disk anymore I ran Sudo rm -rf /tmp Seems like that was a rather stupid thing to do as I cannot login into my ...
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gedit - files in File Browser I never opened

Typically, gedit has the file or folders I've been recently working on in the File Browser on the left side of the window. Today, I opened gedit and found that it was listing things like "Pulse-(trash ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS my tmp directory is filling up with script files

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.4 last week. Today I checked my /tmp directory and was absolutely shocked to find that this partition was filled with files that have this type of naming structure: ...
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/tmp is yet not ready or not present

After pressing power bottom, when Ubuntu shows the login screen it also shows this error the drive for /tmp is yet not ready or not present. Why is this displayed? And how to solve this error?
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tmp folder fills up my drives, how to cap it?

I'm running an application that generates a lot of data. Roughly 6GB every other minute, to handle it I have a 2x3TB RAID0 set up. However, my tmp directory also fill up with .tmp files that are about ...
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Ubuntu having a weird problem whille detecting for /

This is happening rapidly and since 3 days. It has happened 3 times. when the boot splash screen appears, while booting, i see an error saying that problems were detected while checking for / and ...
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How to clean /tmp?

rizhas@rizhas-laptop:~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda7 67G 58G 5,2G 92% / none 4,0K 0 4,0K 0% /sys/fs/cgroup udev 1,5G 12K ...
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Should the ~/tmp folder belong to me or root?

I was trying to run yeoman under my user, when I got errors when it tried to access /home/adityamenon/tmp. I checked the permissions and it turns out ~/tmp/ belongs to root. So I changed the user and ...
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broken HDD with /var /tmp inside.

My 2TB hard disk is broken. /var, /tmp and swap partition were in this drive. I can start ubuntu but only in text mode and wih limits. How can I create /var and /tmp inside / partition? Now ...
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System crashes and reboots randomly while browsing

Please, help me finding out what's happening! I'm totally clueless. I can't seem to find the cause of the reboots in dmesg or any other log. Basically, my system reboots randomly while browsing, ...
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/tmp is not ready yet or not present

on every boot-up I get this notification: the disk drive for /tmp is not ready yet or not present. Where does this comes from? Have I done something wrong? I found a similar case to mine here ...
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script to clear folder/drive on boot

I want to make my own /tmp folder on one of my drives /media/Torrents How would I go about create a script to run on startup applications? I already have this script where it mounts the drive on boot: ...
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Removing the unity_support_test.0

I do not want unity_support_test.0 in my /tmp folder. How can I remove it ? I am running Ubunty 10.4. There is a virtual desktop in my tmp folder. Something called agent.1824 inside a shell folder ...
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What is the function and behavior of the /tmp folder? [duplicate]

I'm a bit confused about the /tmp folder on linux. I know it is, by definition, a folder for temporary content, but how does it work? Is there a cron job that empties it, a bit like a trash folder? ...
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How to make /tmp executable?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I tried to upgrade to Ubuntu 12.10. When I clicked in the Update Manager Upgrade a messagebox apeared: Can not run the upgrade. This usually is caused by a system ...
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How do I find the source of files appearing in my /tmp directory

I keep getting warnings that my /root partition which has been allocated 20GB is filling up. I have read a number of housekeeping posts on the issue, but they have not solved my problem. I therefore ...
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Limiting writes on SSD, wine, tmp and burning ISOs with ImgBurn

I currently have a SSD + HDD partition layout so that /var and /tmp are located on the HDD to limit writes on the SSD. Before buying an SSD, I used to burn dual layer DVD isos with ImgBurn through ...
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In a “Save as … ” dialog, what's the quickest way to keyboard-navigate to “tmp” and to indiv. bookmarks in the “Places” side-pane of Nautilus?

Building on my earlier question, where the accepted answer used keyboard accelerators for some elements of the dialog, I'm still trying to find the accelerator (and/or quickest way) to select ...
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how to increase speed of usb install

I've installed (not live - but full installation) Ubuntu on a 16 Gb usb stick. I also installed onto a usb hdd. The boot speed and general operation is SIGNIFICANTLY faster on the usb hdd. This defies ...
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Lost a saved gedit file

I saved a text file in gedit last night before shutting off my computer, and I remember what I named the file. When I turned on my computer this morning to load the file, I could not find it. I've ...
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“long” time booting because “/tmp is not ready or present” [duplicate]

I say "long" because it's 30 seconds or a minute. After that time, the computer starts normally, but I don't know how to improve the boot time. I tried what people say here /tmp is not ready or ...
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Having access to buffered videos in ram [closed]

I read that you-tube buffered videos are the in RAM while playing them and you need not download them again. just copy the flash file to another location. However,when I copied it to the home ...
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Increase /tmp folder space using external drive

Using Ubuntu 12.04 precise pangolin, 32 bit on 6GB partition I don't have much space left on my HDD, so I installed ubuntu on a partition of just 6GB. Everything was working fine. I decided to have a ...
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Terminal command to clean tmp folder and set permission flags

Because of a low-graphics error I am not able to log into my system anymore. Well .. I am not seeing any graphical interface (solutions here How to fix "The system is running in low-graphics ...
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Assign more tmp space for Libre Office

I encountered the error Resource exhausted. No more space on device. while saving a huge spreadsheet (Libre Office Calc 3.5). Is there a relation to the tmp space assigned for operations in Libre ...
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Booting stops at disk checking

I am constantly face this problem. When i start my laptop it checks the disk for errors , after that it shows , " some defects are found " when i press 'F' to Fix errors , it shows /tmp is not ready ...
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How to convert /tmp partition in to other format ? also give some details about /tmp partition?

I'm new to Ubuntu so don't know much about partitions. I have a 320Gb Hard-drive on a HP DV6 i3 2150us. When I was installing Ubuntu I gave 100 Gb to /tmp mount point thinking that it would be a ...
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Accidentally deleted tmp folder

i was trying to run sudo rm -r ./tmp but instead typed sudo rm -r /tmp Will it be fixed by running? sudo mkdir /tmp if i do what permissions should i give it? ps: i didnt log out of my ...
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How to download streaming video from a flash player (arte)?

there are a couple of concerts that I would very much like to view from Arte (I think it's a french TV channel?) but my connection is not good enough to stream the video. How can I download the file ...
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Where should I save temporary files of the app I am developing?

I am developing an app for the Ubuntu App Showdown 2012, say "myapp". It needs to download files from the web, store them temporarily and then read them. Where should I save those files ? Now I do it ...
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How do I encrypt my /tmp directory?

After reading this question about how often tmp is cleared, it would be best for our setup if tmp is encrypted. How do I encrypt it? My fstab looks like this: proc /proc proc ...
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How to decompress 20GB of files; tmpfs keeps filling up

I need to decompress huge files when I upload them into a software and it is failing. I thought the problem was with tmpfs. Then I decided to use /tmp as tmpfs, but still failing. I can upload files ...
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What is the need for /boot and /tmp partitions in ubuntu

What is the reason of /boot and /tmp partitions in Ubuntu ?
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Clean up files after a process dies

I have an application that does a lot of forking, and every fork uses quite a lot of temp disk space. Currently, all of this space is used in /tmp. For various reasons, I want to clean up these tmp ...
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The disk drive for /tmp is not ready yet or not present [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? I found some entries with the same error message (see above) but none really applies to my problem. I'm running a stable version ...
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Cannot find a safe socket path in '/tmp'

A while ago I accidentally ran chmod 777 /, and stopped it as soon as I realized what I had done. Unfortunately, it must have gotten to my /tmp directory, because whenever I start to run Firefox now, ...
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/tmp is not ready or not present [closed]

today i found out that Mint with LXDE had fall. it said that "/tmp is not ready or not present". how to improve it? additional question: how to transfer /home on separate tome?
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How to make Downloads folder behave like a temp directory

In order to reduce disk space usage, I want to automate a temporary clean in my Downloads folder. I figured two ways to do so: 1) Changing the configurations of firefox, etc. to save files to /tmp/ ...
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Why doesn't /tmp use tmpfs?

I have loads of RAM and I use very little. I also do record some screencasts with gtk-recordmydesktop, which by default saves to /tmp while recording. I assumed that it would mean storing to RAM as ...
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Why is there 8GB worth of files in my /tmp?

I just got a notification saying I have a small amount of disk space left: so I opened baobab to investigate and noticed this: It turns out that my /tmp folder is full of files names like ...
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Can I safely remove all the files in /tmp?

I want to make free space on my computer, and Baobab tells me /tmp is 8 Gio large. Can I delete all the files in /tmp safely? Do I have to close some programs first? Additionally, why is this ...
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How to move my Trash into /tmp or automatically empty trash on reboot?

I rarely use Trash. (I use Shift+Delete) But recently, I found I often remove some important files by mistake. So I want to use Trash now. But as we all know, my limited disk space will be filled ...