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My disk space "vanishes" after in a couple minutes after strating my system. I have a 11 GB home partition and actually only appr. 5 GB are used according to du. df though shows 0 bytes free? My system cannot save any file in the home directory thus it becomes unuseable. Any solution approaches? Thanks

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Check you remaining free inodes with df -ih. If you use many small files (such as on a mailserver) then you may have run out! This is unlikely on a desktop, but let's eliminate it as a possibility first.

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