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

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Ubuntu thinks btrfs disk is full but its not

cat /etc/fstab # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass> UUID=a168d1ac-4e13-4643-976d-6e47ea1732b1 /boot ext2 defaults ...
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How do I delete files in /usr? [duplicate]

I have filled my disk but can see games in /usr that I could delete but can't see how to do it. I am not a computer buff and have no idea what a terminal is.
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Running out of disc space- how to check where its being used?

I am starting to run out of disk space. How can I check where all the largest files are located on my Ubuntu installation so that I can delete them?
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VirtualBox drive does not expand automatically

I have a strange problem with my VDI based drive in VirtualBox, which is that the drive does not expand and this has for some reason also resulted in my x not being able to load. df -H Filesystem ...
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Deleting a large file does not free up space

I deleted a large file (6 GB) located in my home directory but the free space is not increased. I have tried looking the file in trash folder by typing cd ~/.local/share/Trash/files but it's not ...
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After uninstalling wine some of the free space is 'locked'?

I have installed Wine just to play with it (and installed a game that had approx 7-8 GB) and now I have uninstalled Wine and removed it configs and I am left with these 7-8 GB less free space than I ...
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wrong disk usage report on / [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is taking up so much space on my disk, beside the filesystem? I asked this on stackoverflow, but maybe here is a better place. On my ubuntu 11.10, /dev/sda3 ...
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disk full — deleting files does not work

My hard disk is so full that I cannot even download a 2 page pdf file from the internet. This is surprising because I don't have very much on this computer (just pdfs from work). More surprising is ...
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How to clean /var/cache?

When I woke up this morning, I found my root had filled overnight du -hx --max-depth=1 / 132M /boot 4.0K /media 16K /lost+found 16M /root 702M /lib 4.0K /OLDHOME 8.2G /usr ...
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10 GB files in home folder due to hidden files

I am using Ubuntu 13.04. My home folder is full of hidden files like .Xauthority.XTMZZW, .Xauthority.VEBCZW, .goutputstream-0H5NTW and some of these files are uninstalled software related files but ...
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Why does MOTD and “landscape-sysinfo” show different disk usage to “df”?

I have several drives on my server mounted separately. They are getting close to full. When I ssh to my server, motd reports disk usage, for example: => /home is using 89.3% of 916.89GB But if I ...
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How can I get Ubuntu to recognize the size of the disk it's on?

I was coming dangerously close to filling up a virtualbox disk(.vdi) with Ubuntu on it. So I enlarged the disk VBoxManage modifyhd YOUR_HARD_DISK.vdi --resize SIZE_IN_MB I went from a 6GB disk ...
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Why does Nautilus show a file and its hard link as bigger than just the file?

When I create a hard link to a 2 KB file (called fun), Nautilus shows this hard link (called fun-hard) as a file with the same size. These two files are pointing to same inode so their combined ...
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How to view all mounted devices and respective free space

I have Ubuntu 11.10 and I don't see My Computer option in Nautilus. I want this option so that I can view the disk statistics. Is there any other way to list all mounted devices and their respective ...
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How to display disk usage by file type?

Basically I'm wondering where all my disk space is being eaten up on my drive and I would like to be able to analyze by file type For example, I'd like to use the Terminal to see how much space is ...
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can I install ubuntu in a 3.5 GB mini pc

I have a mini pc which only have 3.5GB disk space. And I really wish to install linux Ubuntu in top of it. Any recommendation?
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Ubuntu 12.10 recognizes me only 3GB of free space

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 64-bits and it worked perfectly (during days), until now. Suddenly several error messages coming from anywhere tell me that I have no free space on the disk. And now the ...
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Thunderbird filling up GBs of disk space

I have dedicated 5GB of space for my home folder. I have 6 email boxes and when I add them to Thunderbird it downloads everything from them and fills up the whole home folder (3-4GB). This is ...
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/tmp shows 690 Mb full, actual size 72 K, Why?

Why is /tmp diretory on my system showing 690 Mb full, whereas du -sh /tmp shows only 72K full? drwxrwxrwt 2 lightdm lightdm 4096 Aug 29 21:49 at-spi2 drwx------ 2 ankit ankit 4096 Aug 29 21:50 ...
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Low disk space “Filesystem root”

Running 11.04 Low disk space warning. Results of df: Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 31381148 10417896 19390492 35% / none ...
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How can I tell the Ubuntu installer to use another partition?

When I'm getting here: The installer won't let me install because it doesn't determine the D: partition. It complains that there is not enough space on the C: partition. How can I tell the ...
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What does the grey slice in disk usage represent?

When I right click on Properties for my ext4 partition I get the following pie chart: The meaning of the blue and white slices are fairly obvious, since they are in the legend to the right, but ...
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Find out which file a process is writing when PID changes all the time

Using tools like iotop one can monitor the i/o of individual processes which is fine, but you do not find out which directory a process writes into. If the PID would always be the same that would not ...
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Missing 50GB on my 100Gb harddrive

I have a 128GB harddrive formatted with the btrfs. However, for some reason I'm missing around half of the disk space. Do any of you have any idea of how to fix it? See this screenshot for details ...
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On which hard-drive is the home folder? (Using a USB Boot Disk)

First time using linux/ubuntu, so pardon the noobiness. I created a boot disk and booted from it using the 'try' method. I've barely done anything and I'm getting error messages stating that I have ...
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Why do du -sh and the file manager disagree?

I would like to know why the directory sizes I get when I execute du -sh disagree from the ones the file manager shows. What do they do differently and how big is my data really? I am not so much ...
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Places opens in Disk Usage Analyzer in Ubuntu 13.04

I have updated my ubuntu from 12.10 to latest Ubuntu 13.04. everything is fine but when i go to Places and click any place, it opens in Disk Usage Analyzer by default and i found no way to either stop ...
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btrfs: not enough free disk space, but device not fully used

I'm using btrfs for my home directory, which spans multiple devices. In total I should have around 7.3TB of space - and that's what df shows, but I ran out of space after using only 5.7TB of data: # ...
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Not enough space left in the hard drive. How to proceed? [closed]

Where do I begin... I can hardly do anything on Ubuntu 12.04. I am very close to removing and returning to Windows. First I could not load it because the graphics appeared to be running low but ...
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Fixing Two key events on single key press by xmodmap

I'm using a Dell Latitude D620. Whenever I press the space key, the down arrow key is also triggered to perform its action. Here is the log: KeyPress event, serial 30, synthetic NO, window 0x3200001, ...
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Why does 12.04 upgrade abort with out of space error when I have lots of it?

When upgrading Ubuntu from 11.10 to 12.04 I discovered an unexpected problem. The upgrade was stopped because there wasn't enough free space for the installation. I managed to free some space and do ...
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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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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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puzzled by “no space” complaint from apt

Background: My / partition was at 93%, but I had some unallocated space so I created a new home for /usr . After the move the space usage looks like: >df -k Filesystem 1K-blocks Used ...
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Baobab: disable graphical respresentation on the right?

in the disk space analyzer Baobab, the graphical representation on the right part occupies very much space. How can I disable it? Thanks.
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I can't install update because I need more space

I recently installed Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS. After I tried to make the very first update in a couple of days, I encountered a problem which is not new, but I think in my case it is a bit ...
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Finding and using unused disk space?

I installed Ubuntu on my 80GB hard disk. I chose "Guided - use entire disk and set up LVM". The system showed 79.7GB and I chose 39.7GB for the OS. The system is up and now I want to use remaining ...
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Meaning of the free space indication in Deluge

Recently I installed Ubuntu 12.0.4 using Wubi with my current Windows Vista. I have already installed all the 265 updates from the Ubuntu software center and downloaded Deluge from there. My hardrive ...
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Increasing partition size ubuntu 11.04

I am new to Ubuntu and really appreciate your patience with my questions. I have been trying to download horrid MS Office due to certain needs because of the nature of my work. I have been trying to ...
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Understanding disk usage

My Ubuntu server is installed on hard drive with very simple partitioning /dev/sdd1 * 1 1824 14647296 83 Linux /dev/sdd2 1824 3283 11718656 83 Linux ...
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Claiming the provisioned storage

I created a ubuntu server vm with 64GB provisioned storage. I remember that I specified 30GB to be used for the vm. When I do df -h, I get Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ...
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How to escape spaces in pwd path when creating a Boost build script?

I want to compile Boost with some specific options (eg: using zlib from its latest source) So I try next bash code like: WD=`pwd` #//... cd $BOOST_ROOT_DIR echo_run ./bootstrap.sh #// problem with ...
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“Disk quota exceeded” error

In our lab, NFS server has been setup. This server has home directories of all users. Quota is enabled for all users. root@server:/users/labuser# du -sh 69M . root@lab-01:~# quota -su ...
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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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file system space

I am on ubuntu vps server and I am running these problem always cannot create temp file for here-document: no space left on device from days to days my server stop and the error shown to me that ...
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Large discrepancy between df and du

My / partition which holds everything (including /home), was suddenly using 100% of disk space. I removed a few files and now df shows $ df -h /dev/sda1 Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted ...
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Possible problems when 0 bytes remaining

over the past few months I have been getting that "XYZ MB remaining, ... Examine/Ignore" popup screen. Since this is an old ubuntu 10.04 on a small partition, it never troubled me much - after all, ...
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How to find out which programs are taking up alot of memory?

I've been getting messages that I have exceeded my quota limits. I am new to Linux and am not sure what to do. With windows, I could easily just go to Control panel, add/remove programs, and uninstall ...
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Is it possibly to install Ubuntu without making partitions?

I'd like to make dual-boot (Windows 8 + Ubuntu) for my pc, which has a second HDD. Is it possible to simply install Ubuntu on the second one (which is empty) without making any shrinks/partitions? ...
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Low free disc space please help

I received a warning of limited space so I deleted a bunch of videos and removed old programs i don't use any more. Then I downloaded bleach bit and ran that but that a warning pops up saying I have ...