About 2 months ago I've installed ubuntu 12.04 on a new computer. I remember, there were some problems with disc sectors, unfortunately I can't remember now on what it consisted.
I have 15 GB for \ and the rest for \home (total disc space - 320GB). I was pretty sure it's enough. But today after I've installed updates (kernel updates included), I couldn't restart the computer. There was an information, that the \ partition is full, so the computer will be working in low graphic mode, but the next window was not active, so I couldn't enter "low graphics mode". Now I'm working on trial version of ubuntu, using install usb drive.
I don't know how to change the size of the partitions now, but beside that I'm not sure if this would be the solution since I'm not sure if the partition is really full - during the installation, I've made this partition much bigger that it was said in the tutorial and I don't have any special applications (ubuntu, latex, some other small stuff).
In "proprieties" of the system partition is said that total capacity is 15,1 GB and 15,1 GB is used. The output of
df -h is:
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /cow 1008M 146M 811M 16% / udev 1.9G 4.0K 1.9G 1% /dev tmpfs 778M 876K 778M 1% /run /dev/sdb1 1.9G 1.7G 177M 91% /cdrom /dev/loop0 663M 663M 0 100% /rofs tmpfs 1.9G 8.0K 1.9G 1% /tmp none 5.0M 4.0K 5.0M 1% /run/lock none 1.9G 80K 1.9G 1% /run/shm /dev/sda1 15G 14G 0 100% /media/adc83ce8-fc1e-447c-a61c-f69fc0e15ecc /dev/sda6 278G 83G 181G 32% /media/485f3e29-355c-4be3-b80a-1f5abd5604b6
Thanks for any suggestions
I've followed Saurav's Kumar and oldfred's suggestions.
After this I've recovered about 800 MB of free space. Still I don't understand why my system takes so much space. I'm hesitating a bit with "scary" suggestion of mikewather, but maybe I'll have to take a risk :) Or is there anything else I could do, less "scary "?
I'm reopening the question since the problem persist. Last time, when I managed to boot my computer, I've made
/ bigger, but now I have once again full system partition, I don't know why. I wanted to reinstall the system (there are some problems that I don't know how to "divide" in separate questions and I need my computer working quickly). I've downloaded the
.iso file for Ubuntu 14.04 - and the system partition got full again. I thought since it's not installation but download, it should be on
/home and not
/, so why there is no more space after downloading it? And why 25 GB is not enough for
/? I didn't install any important things since that time.
In any case I'd like to re-install the system, but I'd like to know why it's happening to avoid the same mistake during the new installation.
According to the replies to that question, my root partition is huge and I didn't install anything important since one year (since the time I changed it's size from 15 to 25 GB).