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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 ...
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Where are Firefox Flash temporary files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I access Flash files from streaming websites? When playing Flash multimedia on Firefox eg. a Youtube video, the files used to be stored in /tmp/ , but they do ...
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Disk errors when booting, system doesn't run properly after disk check

I'm using 11.04 on Dell Vostro 1000 laptop. For some time it was ok, but now Ubuntu usually fails to boot. After selecting Ubuntu in grub, I usually see purple (plain, without logo) or black screen ...