Covers questions related to file space usage—space used under a particular directory or files on a file system.

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Free up hard disk space from swap [on hold]

I have created the following hard disk configuration: The output to fdisk -l is: Disk /dev/sda: 27.2 GB, 27179089920 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3304 cylinders, total 53084160 sectors ...
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remove Windows recovery in /tmp, apt-get clean doesn't work

I am using Ubuntu 15.04. I am getting a /tmp directory full message often. So I tried sudo apt-get clean but that didn't work, still getting disk full messages. Thin @MiHa suggested that my windows ...
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Used disk space from 'df' doesn't add up to what tools like 'ncdu/du' say…how can that be?

I am running Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 LTS and lately the system partion often runs out of space. I clean up what I can with the standard apt-get autoremove etc. commands, but that only gives me back some ...
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Free space at home partition is not as expected

Almost all of my free space at home is missing and I have no idea where it is. df -h /dev/sda6 1.4G 1.3G 88M 94% /home I tried: sudo tune2fs -m 0 /dev/sda6 Setting reserved blocks ...
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How can I delete Ubuntu temp files which are created during software installation or upgrade?

I make a very big mistake with my Ubuntu. I was try to install Ubuntu touch but disk disk has no space. My mistake is I not read/ neg-late need of primary requirement of space for installation of ...
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Can't access my data due to low disk space

I was getting low disk space message for the past few days and so I tried to delete unwanted files and transferred many files to my external disk. My other drives(C: D: E: and F:) have around 10GB ...
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Why is /boot so small?

I recently had the warning that /boot was running out of space and I found this solution. Having rebooted and confirmed that I didn't fubar my system, I'm looking at why it happened in the first ...
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“The volume boot has only 9,6MB disk space remaining” [duplicate]

My media center runs Ubuntu with a 128GB SSD plus a 3TB HDD. When I turned on the projector today, I was greeted by this warning. How can I fix this? I know my may around Ubuntu as a user and I can ...
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How to check empty space in a folder using commandline?

I tried du but that doesn't output the empty space of a folder. Any commands to do this?
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apt-get install -f — Error: no space left on disk

I had cache limit problems with GPG keys. A post here solved that, and now sudo apt-get update runs without any errors. Now sudo apt-get upgrade does not work. It tells me to try sudo apt-get -f ...
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scp - files getting different sizes in destination folder

While using scp, the total file size was noticed to be 0.1G less in the destination folder and, a few files were noticed to be larger in size in the destination folder. What could have caused this? ...
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lost space to an iso

I downloaded an ISO and mounted it, and it turned out to be the incorrect disk image. I then unmounted it and deleted the .iso file from my ~/Downloads folder (using the graphical shell). However, I ...
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Ext4 Samba Share reports wrong disk size

I have a 1.7TB primary partition formatted to ext4 that is currently being shared via samba from my raspberry pi. My goal was to use this partition with Ubuntu's built in Deja-Dup backup utility. ...
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How can I free space on my netbook?

I have a netbook with 16GB memory and 1GB RAM (Mini Dell 9). Computer properties shows 14.4GB total capacity, 10GB used and 3.6GB free. Is it possible to free more memory? I have also a HD card with ...
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root partition disk is full, how to clear it? [duplicate]

I have a brand new System76 laptop w/15.04, 250G SSD as root partition. I was playing around with pycharm, doing a tutorial when i get a pop-up saying no disk space remaining. I close out of pycharm ...
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ls discrepancy with du df output

Adding up the sizes of files and directories returned by ls gives a different value than that given by df or du. The df and du commands give me the same output, so I don't have that frequent problem, ...
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why do you have /home partition even you can't use it? [duplicate]

I've set the / volume for 30gb and it's getting full now. I want packages and programs to be installed in /home partition and I don't know how. I want to install things into my /home partition!!
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How can I free up space on my disk? [duplicate]

As I was attempting to update my computer from the update manager this popped up on my screen: Not enough disk space, the upgrade needs a total of 81.8 m free space on disk' /boot '. I emptied ...
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Not enough free disk space [duplicate]

On the original install, I recall assigning the entire disk for installation and booting files. I wish to extend the upgrade and booting space to become unrestricted. I get this message: Not enough ...
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How can I get read/write instant speed of a Hard Drive using /proc/diskstats data?

I know that the proc/diskstats file presents these data columns: 1 - major number 2 - minor mumber 3 - device name 4 - reads completed successfully 5 - reads merged 6 - sectors read 7 - time spent ...
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Missing a lot of partitioned hard drive space. (Not worried about losing data) Please help! [closed]

I recently installed windows 8.1, which stopped working and became corrupt. I tried loading linux to clear my hard drive partitions, and it says I only have 24 gigabytes of total hard drive space ...
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Increase boot space [duplicate]

How can I increase boot space so that I can install updates? I already tried the basic sudo apt-get clean; as well as autoclean, and purge. However, I still lack space to install updates.
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Broken link for kernel (nonexistent future version)

My version (from lsb_release -a): No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.10 Release: 14.10 Codename: utopic I want to make some room ...
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Managing space between smaller system drive and a larger extension drive

I have two drives, one with 150 GB and another with 1 TB. I need to use the 1 TB drive more, since I am running into space issues. By default, all installations (when I do apt-get) in my Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Solving “E:dpkg interrupted … run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a'” with disk full

Installing a package with apt in a server failed with a "No space left on device" message. I removed a few hundred MB and ran sudo dpkg --configure -a again, just to get another "No space left on ...
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Not enough boot space to install updates [duplicate]

I cannot install updates because it says "Not enough free disk space." I get the following message The upgrade needs a total of 92.5 M free space on disk '/boot'. Please free at least an ...
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Dell 7537 syslog over 40 GB

I am a new user and not a techie, but i love ubuntu. I am at 14.10 currently and have almost 60GB allocated to /var but lately the /var folder has been eating up almost over 40GB of space, the last ...
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Strange observation in System Monitor concerning total and available disk space [duplicate]

I have noticed in my System Monitor saying that although I have 980,2 GB total disk space only 924,5 GB are available. Why is that? What happened to those 55,7 GB that are missing? Is this normal?
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usage of disk freezes ubuntu for few seconds

I installed ubuntu 14.04 about 2 months ago and about 1 month ago this issue began to occur: Whenever HDD is used (saving a file, file download, opening a file..even small ones) there is about 60% ...
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How can I check how much space specific packages occupy?

I maintain a list of packages I installed on my system (using apt-get). I would like to know how much space these packages occupy, together with their dependencies if possible. Can I use some tool ...
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Remove files not required under lost+found directory

My lost and found drectory has a large number of files, most of which are not needed. But in the terminal when I try to use cd, it's asking for permissions and I'm not able to use sudo, since cd is ...
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Script or program to log the disk usage

I would like either a program or more preferably a way to log the disk usage. In order to explain what I mean, when someone installs Ubuntu there are approximately 4.5 GB of disk used. Then when you ...
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VM Ubuntu: What are /dev/mapper and /dev/sd1?

I want to increase the free disk space of my VM Ubuntu (host = Mac 10.10). After autoclean -> auto remove, I still 80% (=5.7/7.5 GB)of space used in /dev/mapper, however, only 3% (=7.2/246.8 MB) used ...
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my disk is full every hours because of /var/log/ [duplicate]

I'm having a hard time with Ubuntu. I don't know how but it keeps generating log after log and it ends up filling my disk; to keep working I erase /var/log (I know I shouldn't do it) and reboot the ...
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how to avoid heavy dependency

I have a limited SSD hard drive. So I cannot install any software on my Ubuntu. I just tried to install a very simple application: texmaker sudo apt-get install texmaker [sudo] password for arash: ...
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Where is my Disk Space going?

I ran these 3 commands (concatenated into 1 huge command) to check where all my disk space was going in my home dir: source: http://postimg.org/image/vmgndj62t/ If you see the size of ...
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How to monitor disk quota in modern way? Status in widget, menu, status bar?

I would like to have constant remainder / status update of remaining disk space within quota set for particular user. I have setting the quotas figured out, just not the monitoring part. My Ubuntu ...
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How can I find out which application/service is filling up /var/log so MASSIVELY?

My laptop disk showed me that I had '0' bytes of free space left. I was in shock. I thought computers have started lying (that was the extent of my disbelief since there was absolutely nothing that I ...
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HDD usage difference [duplicate]

Strange situation I'm having here. I got notified that my HDD usage is about 75% (~200GB) but when I checked filesystem size using analyzer it shows only ~60GB. Below is a screenshot: Any idea ...
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Is there a faster way to only occupy disk space than dd [duplicate]

In order to test that our systems correctly detect that they are running out of space, we just need large files on the disk where we do not care about their content at all. At the moment we use dd ...
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Not owner and too little free space problem

I am new to Ubuntu. I have just installed it on my computer and it says that I'm not the owner though there is only one account besides guest. Also, I previously used Windows 8 and deleted it and ...
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No more space avbiable even if there are a lot

i am eveing some weird issue lately, i ma using this machine as webserver and when i try to write a file in a directory it say there is no more space, i did try to delete some files, it work for a ...
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Ubuntu lost all it's hardrive space

I was away from my computer for a while and when I returned it said that it only had 1 GB left.. the time I left it it has 78 GB left and 58 used even though I know I didn’t use that much what is ...
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Problems by updating

When trying to run the automatic update I get as alarm that " Your boot sector is full" try to delete you trash or/and run: sudo apt-get clean in your bootsector . I've tried but it doesn`t help - ...
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compress packag lists in /var/lib/apt/lists

I did create a file like explained in this Ubuntu Wiki cat > /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/02compress-indexes << EOF Acquire::GzipIndexes "true"; Acquire::CompressionTypes::Order:: "gz"; EOF this ...
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how can i add some more space to my /home in ubuntu 14.04

while installing windows in my machine, i some how gave 100 Gb to store the back-up (I am really not getting the exact name, so please pardon me for using back-up word) and while i was creating ubuntu ...
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How to check what are using the mounted disk when I want to reject it

The disk is mounted by sudo mount /dev/sdd5 /media/SDD/Docs and sudo mount /dev/sdd6 /media/SDD/Images and so on, thus there are some directories corresponding to the volumes of the mounted disk. ...
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Issue with linux-image-3.13.0-44-generic & linux-image-extra-3.13.0-44-generic [duplicate]

I've been using Ubuntu Server for a few months now. I'm getting the below OUTPUT after running sudo apt-get -f upgrade: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Disk /dev/root full, but cannot identify the reason

I need some help to fix some disk space issue. Actually I'm using a private vps cloud server with 50Gb of disk space. When I run df -h, I get : Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ...
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Freezed login fily

My problem started after i rebooted my pc ,after booting everything went ok untill the login screen where i type my password an then it freezes ,nothing happens , i can't get to tty shell by ...