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

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Did Ubuntu go up in size between versions 13.04 and 13.10?

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 from 13.04 and suddenly I was getting low disk space warnings. I had between 7-5 GB of free space prior to the upgrade and suddenly it was saying that I had 1.1GB ...
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how to resize ubuntu 13.10 partition without reinstaling ubuntu [duplicate]

how to merge that unallocated 11gb partition to sda5 "/" (which is extended partition under sda3) please help me i m out of space ! *i m unable to merge that unallocated partition with sda5 nor sda3 ...
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how to increase root partition in ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

how to extend root / partition by sinking swap (previously 6gb after sinking 4Gb , unallocated 2 Gb) and home (previously 11 Gb after sinking 8Gb, allocated 3Gb). How to extend those allocated ...
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Can't update: low space in /boot (LVM) - I already cleaned my Lubuntu with Ubuntu Tweak

I have low space on /boot partition and I can't update my Lubuntu. I have LVM. I deleted old kernels and used Ubuntu Tweak. I tried to loaded from LiveCD and with gparted grow up my /boot-size, but ...
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Allocate users disk space? [duplicate]

If possible i'd like to allocate disk space to users. I run a large collection of users and on sign up i'd like to include a folder limit. Is there a command for this?
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Amount of disk space needed to install [duplicate]

I'd like to create a partition where to install Ubuntu in a Dell inspiron 6000 with WinXp OS already installed. What is the minimal amount of disk space required for booting the system? Then I'd ...
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What takes less space: debootstrap or Ubuntu Core?

I have a very small disk in my netbook. So I decided to offload all development files into chroot on an external drive. What will take less space initially, debootstrap installation or Ubuntu Core ...
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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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How to find all files with size greater than…?

Is there any GUI software that can explore a tree and find all files with size greater than some amount? Neither Nautilus nor Nemo seem to be able to do this. In my memory, I could do this with ...
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Sharing dualboot volumes space-efficiently

I plan to dualboot my system [Ubuntu|Windows] using a small SSD. What are the options to save space? What I want is to have a either a \home as small as possible or a \home that I can use for both ...
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Lost 5GB of free space after using BleachBit [closed]

i've been using BleachBit to clean up free space on my laptops HDD, and also on my encrypted portable HDD. and i've got same problem on both devices. Bleachbit was running very long, i left it ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.10 with encryption installed manually won't load on SSD

I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my new SSD drive in laptop. I have no other OS and want to use whole disk for Ubuntu installation. However, I've read that it's best to leave some unallocated space ...
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How to change mount point? [duplicate]

During Ubuntu 12.04 installation I selected mount point for a 145GB drive to /usr/local. How can I change it?
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SSD Randomly Filling up. Ubuntu 13.04

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on my Laptop. It's installed on a 100 GB EXT4 partition on my SSD. In the past two weeks I have been encountering this weird problem where I get random notifications that my ...
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503 Not enough Disk Space (only one partition) [duplicate]

I have just installed ubuntu 13.10 Gnome(saucy desktop) on my laptop(only ubuntu no windows). While installing any software using apt (sudo apt-get install rhythmboc) I am getting 503 space error. I ...
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What partition PlayOnLinux and Wine software has to be installed to?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and if I have already created ext4 ./ (partition) and on the same volume I have ./home If I create a separate partition ./home will the software that I install for example from ...
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Remove Back Versions of Ubuntu [duplicate]

While installing the most recent version of the kernel, I ran out of disk space. How do I go back and delete all of the old versions of the kernel that are occupying my disk
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Persistence space

This isn't a problem, but rather a request for information. Is there any documentation available which explains what goes, and what doesn't go, into the 'persistence' area of a disk? In particular, ...
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What command for showing disk usage of specific directory non recursive?

Can I show how much disk space a directory's contents are using, not including its sub directories (and their contents)? If so, what commands(s) please? Thanks.
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Low Disk Space message, but disk usage says 377GB available

Ubuntu keeps popping up with a low disk space message But when I click examine, it shows that I have 377GB available. I'm running a dual boot Ubuntu 12.04/Windows 7 machine. When I set up the ...
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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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Does swap file usage increase disk I/O and CPU load?

Someone brought to my attention that if an application is using swap file (when system RAM is very low) it increases the disk I/0 and as a result of that, CPU use % and CPU Load increases. Is this ...
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How to permanently delete ALL older kernels using the shell with confirmation question?

To free up some disk-space you can check which kernel you are using with: uname -r And then remove ALL kernel versions but the current with: dpkg -l 'linux-*' | sed '/^ii/!d;/'"$(uname -r | sed ...
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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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Why is the hard drive still full after deleting some files?

I have a server running Ubuntu Server 12.xx. Today some services stopped and I found some messages about full disk, so I ran df -h: Filesystem Size Used Disp Use% ...
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Cleaning Ubuntu 13.10

I'm new with Ubuntu so I don't understand most of it. A few days ago, everytime that I start the computer, I have a prompt box saying that my disk is full and I have the option to check the disk with ...
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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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Ubuntu size, and applying it as well as I can

I have a laptop from 08, which had Vista on it. At some point, (likely 2011ish) I installed Ubuntu onto the laptop, as well as keeping the Vista OS. Regardless, when Vista died, I was able to extract ...
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Low disk space and can not boot

I have been running 12.04 on a Virtual Box VM for some time. It's my main development machine, so quite important. The disk size is 8Gb. Recently I started to get pop-up warnings about low disk ...
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Out of disk space - /boot at 100%

My /boot is at 100%. When I run aptitude search ~ilinux-image I'm getting loads of unused images. When I try to delete one of them (after checking which one is currently in use by doing uname -r), e.g ...
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free up /boot .. can't install new software [duplicate]

I was trying to install Mixxx to see how well it would work with Calf/other JACK programs, but when it started installing it gave me an error saying out there wasn't any free space on /boot looking ...
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Deleted directory doesn't appear at the bin and doesn't give the free space back

I'm using Kubuntu. My disk was full some days ago and the system requested me to delete files. I deleted a ~17GB directory, but it didn't appear at the bin and didn't released the space. What could ...
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Why doesn't this show the hidden files/folders?

I was looking through my system with du -sch ./* to find the big useless files I may have stockpiled with no reason, when I found this: $ du -sch ./* du: cannot read directory ‘./drbunsen/.gvfs’: ...
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Equivalent to Windows' “Disk Space Fan”?

I used this program a fair bit back in Windows. What's something vaguely equivalent?
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/usr is full with plenty of free space on the disk

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I installed via Wubi on a partition of 27 GB. I chose the installation to be that size, too. Then after installing some software I was prompted with a notice saying ...
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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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Disk Image Mounter

I am on Ubuntu 12.04 and I don't find Disk Image Mounter as an option when I right click on a ISO file. Can any help me with this? Thanks!
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Deja Dup Backup: Limit Drive Space Usage and Force Full Backups Only

Good day, I have configured Deja Dup to backup my home folder and a couple other locations to a folder on a spare drive of mine, /media/backupDrive/myBackups. I have made some minor changes to GnuPG, ...
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How to clear old update installation files? [duplicate]

I recently got a warning, that I only have 5.8MB free space in my /boot directory. This information came with the option to 'examine or ignore it'. I examined the file and couldn't do anything, so I ...
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Deleting contents of ~/.local/share/Trash/expunged …?

Is there a safe way of deleting contents of ~/.local/share/Trash/expunged ? I see It has lots of files & folders I had deleted -- from the trash as well. They are taking a lot of disc space. ...
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Properties window, Basic Tab Pie Chart

I am wondering about the pie chart in the properties basic tab. I can see blue is used space and white free space but what does the gray part mean. I have been searching with no luck. Thanks in ...
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Errors while running Upgrade from the terminal. Can anyone help me analyse it?

Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. 3 not fully installed or removed. After ...
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Less Gb in Ubuntu One than in HDD [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu One application. I've bought 20 Gb of space on Ubuntu One. On my computer, I have my files into another partition different from the OS partition. So, to achieve having the ...
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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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Dual boot with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu is low on disk space. What can I do?

Right now, my available disk space on Ubuntu is very low, and I want to increase it. My main drive has several partitions on it. I have a main partition for windows, a 900mb partition which I believe ...
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Disk usage analyser does not display correct disk size (using multiple mount points)

I'm running ubuntu 13.04 on an acer aspire S3, and everything is going pretty smoothly. However, one thing that I did notice was an error in disk usage analyser I have the Caching SSD that was used ...
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how to print a file in ubuntu terminal using cat that spaces in its name

Suppose my file name is äbc def When I type in the terminal like cat ¨abc def¨ it shows error. Can anybody tell me how to print this file that has spaces in between the name.
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DVDs have only roughly 2 KB of space

I have several DVD-R 4.7 GB disks and when I enter them into my computers disk tray, Ubuntu only reads 2.0 KB. It is different for each disk, but it is always roughly around 2.0 KB and all 50 or so ...
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What command do I use to find physical disk size?

I use df -h to see formatted size, but how to see actual? I believe one of my disks is 3TB but formatted as 2TB but not sure which. (they're remote so I can't look!)