fsck is failing to clean a filesystem

Paul Beard paulbeard at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 06:10:18 UTC 2016

> On Feb 9, 2016, at 9:14 PM, Ian Smith <smithi at nimnet.asn.au> wrote:
> I know your problem is with /usr, but I 
> find the fact that /var is full or too nearly so rather concerning, and 
> wonder whether that might have contributed to your problem in some way, 
> and whether freeing up some space there might yet help?

Yeah, it’s a mess, running a full system in a 64Gb virtual disk is probably asking for trouble. I think there is some cruft in /var (databases that are no longer in use) that can be pitched. 
> Also, does 'du /usr/lost+found' reveal anything?

It was full of stuff /usr/src, best I could make out. Not sure why it all ended up in there. 

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