I am absolutely new to this stuff, please help on below error, shall be thankful

ubuntu@ip-172-31-18-75:~$ geth --testnet

I1025 10:12:44.731831 ethdb/database.go:83] Alloted 128MB cache and 1024 file handles to /home/ubuntu/.ethereum/testnet/chaindata Fatal: Could not open database: write /home/ubuntu/.ethereum/testnet/chaindata/111615.ldb: no space left on device

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This apear to be a problem with the storage space run df -h to check the amount of free space do you have
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if there is another free location choose it to store the blockchain using the option --datadir

  • okay thank you, i manged to increase the disk space, deleted the database and run it again, now facing below issue:
    – Sheraz
    Oct 25, 2016 at 11:51
  • geth --testnet --fast --cache=1024 I1025 11:48:57.925486 ethdb/database.go:83] Alloted 1024MB cache and 1024 file handles to /home/ubuntu/.ethereum/testnet/chaindata Fatal: Could not open database: resource temporarily unavailable
    – Sheraz
    Oct 25, 2016 at 11:52
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    kill the previous geth it is still runing in background and restart it
    – Badr Bellaj
    Oct 25, 2016 at 11:54
  • new error: I1025 17:12:27.184541 core/blockchain.go:280] committed block #1785134 [2d58261a…] as new head E1025 17:12:28.944602 core/blockchain.go:1170] Bad block #1785135 (0xd107698e2a3e4c9b239a3dea9a70987bbe06c909bf3cb4f75234ec87a479a237) E1025 17:12:28.944624 core/blockchain.go:1171] gas used error (216232 / 219832)
    – Sheraz
    Oct 25, 2016 at 17:14
  • left it some time syncing and this error will disapear
    – Badr Bellaj
    Oct 25, 2016 at 17:46

no space left on device

You device storage is full. Please free some space.

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