I am having this problem in ubuntu 12.04, but I fin strange that when I go to /tmp it wont allow me to delete some files, with message "Operation not permitted" or "this file could not be handled because you dont have permissions to read it".
It is only a PC and I have the root password.
I was trying to get at least 2000 MB of free space on the root file system to upgrade to 12.10 and see if that resolved the problem. Currently free space on root file system is 190 MB.
This is my output:
root@jcsalazar-Vostro-3550:~# df Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda6 7688360 7112824 184984 98% / udev 2009288 4 2009284 1% /dev tmpfs 806636 1024 805612 1% /run none 5120 0 5120 0% /run/lock none 2016584 5316 2011268 1% /run/shm /dev/sda5 472036 255920 191745 58% /boot /dev/sda7 30758848 7085480 22110900 25% /home root@jcsalazar-Vostro-3550:~# sudo parted -l Model: ATA TOSHIBA MK3261GS (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 320GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: msdos Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 1049kB 106MB 105MB primary fat16 2 106MB 15.8GB 15.7GB primary ntfs boot 3 15.8GB 278GB 262GB primary ntfs 4 278GB 320GB 41.9GB extended 5 278GB 279GB 499MB logical ext4 6 279GB 287GB 7999MB logical ext4 7 287GB 319GB 32.0GB logical ext4 8 319GB 320GB 1443MB logical linux-swap(v1)
I apprecciate any new ideas that can help me. Thnx Carlos