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/usr/src/ large file in there

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by RobM, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. RobM

    RobM Active Member

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    /usr filling up fast today :confused:

    In the /usr/src/ there is a big folder named linux-2.6.17.1 with is about 10 gigs, what is this and can it be removed
     
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    It's likely, given the name and size of the directory, that it's merely the source of the original OS install. I had something similar with a server of mine.

    Perhaps you could check with whoever installed the OS - they'd be able to suggest if the directory is merely where the OS installer was kept and whether it can be safely removed.
     
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    That's the location of the Linux kernel source.
     
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