[Server-devel] [XSCE] XSCE usage analysis: Malaysia Deployment

Joanne Clemente Joanne.Clemente at dc.edu
Sat Apr 26 18:01:56 EDT 2014

I signed up for this listserv because I thought it would be a good idea to use a server and Internet in a Box for deployments of XOs in Uganda. I am not a techie and these emails are scaring me to death. Is it advisable for a novice to try a server in a school that has XOs or should I just stick to using lone computers?
Joanne Clemente, Ed.D.
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Center for Adult Student Education
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Dominican College
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From: server-devel-bounces at lists.laptop.org [server-devel-bounces at lists.laptop.org] On Behalf Of Tim Moody [tim at timmoody.com]
Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2014 12:41 PM
To: xsce-devel at googlegroups.com; xsce-devel at googlegroups.com; tkkang at nurturingasia.com; Server-Devel at Lists. Org
Subject: Re: [Server-devel] [XSCE] XSCE usage analysis: Malaysia Deployment

We had this problem in Haiti as well.  I always do a minimal Linux install which just creates boot, swap, and all remaining disk on root.  The alternate is the original xs partition scheme with a small root and everything else in library. Of course your solution will work too.

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Subject: Re: [Server-devel] [XSCE] XSCE usage analysis: Malaysia Deployment

Below is what we found on the XSCE on followup 7 weeks later in the wild.

Hope that will help in future installations...

Dear T. K.,

Here's a detailed explanation of what happened that day.

We found that the /library/cache/swap.state is sized 47G, which occupies the whole partition of /.  I know by default during the installation the fedora will part the whole harddisk into two parts, for root (/) 50G, and for /home the remaining.  However, in XSCE's setting, the main content is put into /library which belongs to / partition.

The reason why swap.state is so large is unknow. However, we removed the file and restart the squid service, it becomes normal now.

To prevent future event from happening, we also _bind_ mount the /library/cache to home directory.

Best regards,
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Tim Moody [mailto:tim at timmoody.com]
>Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2014 01:10 PM
>To: xsce-devel at googlegroups.com, tkkang at nurturingasia.com,
>Server-Devel at Lists. Org
>Subject: RE: [Server-devel] [XSCE] XSCE usage analysis: Malaysia Deployment
>what do things like df and mount show
>> Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:41:32 +0545
>> From: martin at gnu.org
>> To: tkkang at nurturingasia.com; xsce-devel at googlegroups.com; server-devel at lists.laptop.org
>> Subject: Re: [Server-devel] [XSCE] XSCE usage analysis: Malaysia Deployment
>> On 23.4.2014 16:49, tkkang at nurturingasia.com wrote:
>> > Thanks for the instructions. Let see if we could get that going.
>> Let me know if you run into any issues with the installation, T.K..
>> > Because of the default Fedora 18 partition limited space was reserved for the /library in our XSCE. This lead to error :-)and also ejabberd crash.
>> How much space is available? Can the partition be enlarged?
>> Cheers,
>> Martin

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