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

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How do I get rid of old linux-headers-3.xx.x-xx files? [duplicate]

I frequently run into the problem that I don't have enough space on /boot left. When that happens, I use this answer to free space. The output of the command shown there gives me not only a bunch of ...
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How can I see the properties of every folder I open?

I am new to Ubuntu, and am slowly getting used to it, so sorry if I mention that I miss one of the things from Windows. I used to be able to open folders and quickly see a reference, (usually on the ...
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Internal harddisk drives are not showing up

I've installed Ubuntu 15.04 for the first time. Created two partitions during the installation. But no drives are showing in the system. Tried many methods but not working. Disk utility is showing two ...
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Disk slowly filling up but no visible file size changes

df Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/vda1 30830588 22454332 6787120 77% / none 4 0 4 0% /sys/fs/cgroup udev ...
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Uninstall ubuntu to reclaim disk space? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu, and Windows 10 running side by side on my hp laptop. I am running out of storage space on the Windows side. Can I uninstall Ubuntu, and reclaim the partitioned hard drive space?
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My sda1 is almost full. How to clean it?

I have a problem with the space: $ df Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 78310344 71438848 2870524 97% / none 4 0 4 ...
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Why used + available space is less than total space

I tried to see my disk usage by System monitor. It shows used = 62.7, Available =863.7 ,Total =976.0 My question is why used and available space is not summing up to total space?
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False disk full error: apt-get unable to install or remove

I encountered the following error while upgrading my Ubuntu 12.04 server. Now apt-get is unable to install or removed any package. Unpacking linux-headers-3.13.0-62 (from ...
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can we do install everything from repo?

can we do apt-get install * (install everything the repo has), if so, how many GB it would require?
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Windows 8 next to Xubuntu

Aye, I have already installed latest Xubuntu and it takes my whole disk. I want to install Windows 8 now next to it. Can I make Xubuntu partionion smaller to make space for Windows? How?
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Disk size much larger than used + available space [duplicate]

After extending my LVM I got a mismatch when using df -kh. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% /dev/mapper/Data-Media 11T 5,1T 5,3T 49% However the usage is correct. Any ...
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I increase my ubutu performance withough swap partition? [duplicate]

I ever install Uuntu withough swap partition or file, is that ok?, or i must create one? How can i see if i need it
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Ubuntu seems to have sizes mixed up

I've just tried to copy some files from one partition to another, and saw this: And then checked What Pulse to see what I download normally. As you can see, it seems to think there are 140.7 TB ...
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Do Ubuntu snappy packages need much more space?

Actually I thought that one of the benefits of a Linux system are the shared dependencies, which makes individual programs small in space. GIMP needs 15 MB disk space, the requirements for Photoshop ...
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how to add some space for a specific DIR with a USB key

I have a /home/Completed dir. For some reasons, I can not move this directory. Now my system is quite full. So, I would like to grant some space to the /home/Completed directory from a usb key. Is it ...
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APT complaining about no space left on device, although there is plenty

I'm having an issue with an Ubuntu server. It currently is not happy with APT for some reason and is giving me the following error: SystemError: E:Could not open file /var/cache/apt/srcpkgcache.bin - ...
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/boot is 100% full, and lost+found is not scannable by Disk Usage Analyzer [duplicate]

I was getting this warning message: Low Disk Space: The volume "boot has only 9.6 MB disk space remaining. When I examine the problem the Disk Usage Analyzer shows me that /boot is 100% full at a ...
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Ubuntu is using 170 GB of HDD

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 with Gnome (to be more exact it is this onehttps://ubuntugnome.org/) and everything was going perfectly well and I couldn't complain. I installed it on a 194GB partition ...
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Expand partition to use free space

I have searched here on this site and others on the web and have tried to expand sda6 after removing several other OS/partitions with GParted... no success. Please guide me to the instructions or ...
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free space inconsistency

I'm running ubuntu 14.04. It keeps telling that I'm running out of space. On the left my screenshot says that I have 6.3 GB free, but on the right it says 300MB. What is going on? How can I fix it? ...
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Dual Boot Parition Amount Reduction

I have a 111GB unallocated partition from setup of a win10/Ubuntu dual boot. How do I reallocate that unused 111gb back to the C drive? I tried using the Windows Disk Format thing to no avail.
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What's in ~/.config/google-chrome?

It uses more than 100 MB on my tiny system, I can't really imagine this all just being the configuration of only the chrome browser. How would I reduce its size?
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steam error : do not have enough disk space available to run this game please free up some disk space and try again

I have installed steam but a message appears Steam Error : "You do not have enough disk space available to run this game. Please free up some disk space and try again" whereas my hard drive its ...
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Why did my Gparted operation fail during the file system check?

I was trying to move free space from my ubuntu partiton to my windows partiton, but i got an error message. I was trying to follow these instrucitons with a bit of variaton due to a different setup (I ...
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Does running make clean after make install affect the installed program?

Upon cloning, building, and installing rust from their github repository I've found it takes up ~2.8 GB on my system. I've got relatively limited space on my machine (100GB), so I was wondering two ...
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Root partition filling up

Ubuntu just printed the message "Partition "/" almost full. 600MB remaining" I am running Ubuntu 15.04 I have checked the root partition a few times since that occurred and it was filling up more and ...
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Some process is eating free disk space

Some process is continuously eating my free space. Once it dropped to 0 bytes, I freed up some space by deleting few media files, but then it again started to reduce the freed space. I used iotop to ...
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sudo apt-get install -f: failed to write (No space left on device) [duplicate]

I'm getting this error when trying to run sudo apt-get install -f on 14.04: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... ...
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How much space is used by a package in rc state?

If you uninstall a package, but don't purge it, dpkg -l will show it as rc, meaning removed, but config files are left. Is there an easy way to see how much space is still used by such a package?
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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.