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My Ubuntu partition was working on 50gb . However, even-though I had not used much of the memory, I was still getting messages saying the disk space is low. I increased the partition, but am still getting that error. I hardly have any bulky programs or anything like that installed. Where did the disk space go? Can someone please have a look and tell me what is happening?

Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/loop0       19G   17G  1.6G  92% /
udev            982M  4.0K  982M   1% /dev
tmpfs           396M  1.2M  395M   1% /run
none            5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
none            990M  384K  989M   1% /run/shm
none            100M   36K  100M   1% /run/user
/dev/sda3       138G   25G  114G  18% /host
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Where is the image? – May 21 '13 at 7:27
sorry it wasnt letting me post the image! – user2079248 May 21 '13 at 7:46
Your Ubuntu (Wubi) partition is not 50GB, it is 19GB and you are using 17GB of it. See this question:… – heartsmagic May 21 '13 at 7:54

You can use the Disk Usage Analyzer, baobab in 12.04, to see where the disk usage has gone. If you are using the command line only, there's a number of ways to find the largest directory in Linux

Thinks you can keep an eye on include:

  • Log files (/var/log)
  • apt cache (/var/cache/apt/archives)
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In addition, on a desktop, .xsession-errors can grow really large, when you have display-problems. – berkes May 21 '13 at 7:50
the system was installed using wubi.. could it be that it messed up the spacing allocation or something?? – user2079248 May 21 '13 at 7:55

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