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

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How does the automatic installation work with free space?

I want to install Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) I have Windows 7 installed, so I unallocated some disk space (~20gb). I have used other versions of Ubuntu and in those versions there was an option ...
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Root partition size remains same after partition resize with gparted

I had resized my root partition from 30gb to 70gb using gparted. But Ubuntu still shows that I have the same old disk size while gparted shows that I acually have 70gb and that the other 40gb is ...
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Disk Space and Mounted network share [closed]

My mounted drive is being calculated into disk space. I created a mount script that mounts a network share on boot but now approximately ten minutes after boot, my system is alerting me to low disk ...
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Recently freed hard drive space is not being recognized

I've got an Ubuntu 12.04.2 server whose root partition filled up. I discovered that the /var/log/auth.log file had grown to around 3.8GB. After compressing this file using gzip, the file size was ...
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Can I add more diskspace for extra use? [duplicate]

Am I able to add more disk space to the OS? I did the default during the install, and wondering in case I ever needed to allocate more.
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How do I make sense of the Disk Usage Analyzer?

I got an alert on my desktop saying that my home directory had only 1.8 GB remaining, which seemed odd to me because I thought I had a lot more than that. I keep my /home directory on a separate ...
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“df -h ~” thinks my drive is full, but it shouldn't even be half way. Can't install stuff (13.04)

Using a Corsair Force 3 120gb SSD, with 13.04 (no other OS's installed) df -h ~ reports that I have 94gb available (wut?), and 82gb used (wrong). GParted says i'm only using a few hundred megabytes ...
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Old versions eating up space?

After changing from 32-bit (because of recommendations) to 64-bit Ubuntu, upgrade (12.04 -> 12.10) did not go too well, so clean install was needed. I choose the automatic way for partitions creation ...
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Required space for dual boot

Will a 128 gig solid state drive be big enough to comfortably run a dual boot of ubuntu and windows 7?
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du (disk usage) reports 6.1M but directory is empty

This does not make any sense! user@localhost:~/folder$ du -h --max-depth=1 6.1M ./subfolder 6.1M . user@localhost:~/folder$ ls -la subfolder total 6228 drwx------ 2 user user 6369280 2013-07-08 ...
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apt-get: No space left on device (12.04)

I have read every thread I could find -- even the ones that say that the question has been answered elsewhere but none of them address the specific issue I am having. Update Manager ran and produced ...
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How do I check which process is consuming a lot of hard disk reading and writing

Sometimes my laptop is very slow and I found the hard disk light is not blink as normal. Maybe there is a way to check the hard disk speed usage, so I could kill the process.
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Why is the .xsession-errors.old file so big?

Problem Many users (including me) found out from one moment to another that the usage disk space is really strange. One day I had 50Gb free and the next I had 3Gb, it is just crazy. This happened ...
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Why am I getting low disk space usage? [closed]

I have problems understanding my disk space usage. I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I am recently going low on disk space and I cannot understand why. Here is the result of du (only largest folders). ...
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No space on device

Today I tried to move a huge directory to a common directory for 2 users. I first tried to change the permissions of my home directory. So something happened with my ~/.private directory and the disk ...
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Extreme problems - something is eating up all disk space constantly

I have so much trouble with disk space, it's crazy. My HDD constantly gets full even though I have 2 TB. I figured out fairly quickly that the file .xsession-errors was huge and eating up a big part ...
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Disk Usage Analyzer and other programs reporting incorrect partition capacities

I recently resized/moved my home partition and then expanded my root partition into the free space remaining. I did this all off a bootable usb with gparted. When i started ubuntu back up and ran ...
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disk space used up

I have upgraded to 13.04 and lose disk space, ... I have a 3 TB hard disk, and had yesterday still 890 GB free, ... today all is gone! Disk Usage Analyzer does not give me a clue and says that it ...
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why the used-space of “df -h” is larger than the result of “du -hs /”?

the result of "df -h" shows below: /dev/sda1 5.6G 3.2G 2.2G 60% / udev 992M 4.0K 992M 1% /dev tmpfs 401M 752K 401M 1% /run none 5.0M 0 5.0M ...
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I have an Emac G4. What Ubuntu software should I install on it? And are there any space requirements? [duplicate]

I have an Apple Emac G4. What Ubuntu software should I install on it? And are there any space requirements? I am a little new to the Ubuntu world. I have friends who use Ubuntu Quantal Quetzal on ...
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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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Processes allotting excessive disk space to (deleted) .xsession-errors file

My root disk is full to the brim because of, I suspect, disk space locked up by a ballooning .xsession-errors file. The ballooning is caused by running processes that keep the error file open and ...
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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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disk space lacking

My Ubuntu partition was working on 50gb . However, even-though I had not used much of the memory, I was still getting messages saying the disk space is low. I increased the partition, but am still ...
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Getting more space on Wubi

First and foremost, note that I'm a complete noob to Linux, so please bear with my confuzzled rambling. I've recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS via Wubi (18GB installation on the C: drive) on an AMD ...
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/var/log/account/pacct is getting too big, where is ckpacct (to cicle/gzip it)?

I got 2 big files at, /var/log/account, of 350MB each..., my root is only 10GB... I read there could have ckpacct to cycle and gzip it, but I cant find it, also no alternative command? EDIT: I found ...
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View TOTAL Disk Space Taken by ALL Installed Packages

Is there a way to view a 'system size'? I want to know how large I should make partitions if I separate my /home from the / (root) partition, but I don't know how much space Ubuntu + every installed ...
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What are relevant disk benchmark settings for a desktop system [duplicate]

NOTE: This is not a question about which tools to use to fine tune disks. I am about to replace an HD with an SSD and also to fine tune some of the disk settings. Also, I might distribute my ...
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How do I make my 305 GB drive my default drive? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I let it run from 10 GB. Now I have run out of space by using 10 GB of data, but I have another 305 on my default hard drive. How do I make all that data go onto that ...
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Resize Boot Device Volume [duplicate]

I'm Wondring how can I resize Boot Volume because it got 15GO of space and he use only 71.7MB only almost 0% of space. So I want to reduce This space and add it to principle Device "/"
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Ubuntu 13.04 Install says there is “Not Enough Space” [duplicate]

"Not Enough Space"? I have plenty of space! What space is it talking about? How can I fix it? Not too much additional info to give: For starters, my /boot area is 243 Mib according to GParted. I ...
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ubuntu server taking up 24gb is normal?

I installed ubuntu server x86 12.* then I used the command supplied at the community wiki to install xubuntu's GUI (cuz I'm a newb) sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop Then installed: Xampp ...
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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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Why do “df” and “du” commands show different disk usage?

I cannot access ubuntu system on my pc, the error message: "the system is running in low graphics mode" and I tried some commands I searched from internet. I found out a problems seems there is no ...
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How do I resize my /boot partition?

/boot has become 100% full somehow. df -k Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/ubuntu-root 191078052 31758960 149612804 18% / udev ...
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shrink the size of tmpfs folders

After checking my disk space in Xubuntu, I noticed I have files holding unnecessary disk space and not coming close to using it. Is there a way to limit the space it is holding? I have marked the ...
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Xubuntu how to check used and free disk space

How can I check free and used disk space on Xubuntu? On Ubuntu, this was very easy to do, but I don't see a program that accomplishes this now with Xubuntu.
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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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Confusing Disk Space Situation

My system primarily has Windows 7 on it. A while ago, I switched from VirtualBoxing into Linux to installing Linux in its own Partition. I thought I had lots of free space. However, Ubuntu's now ...
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Keep getting warnings about low disk space on home volume

About once every other day I receive a warning about low disk space in /home. When I open the Disk Usage Analyzer it says my largest folder /home/chris/Music occupies the most space at 72% of 26.6GB, ...
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DIsk space required when installing ubuntu? [closed]

Listen guys when I try to install Ubuntu I have three things to check I have checked two except the one that says that I need 4.4 GB of disk space... Now I erased the disk on my sisters PC that has ...
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I installed Ubuntu 12.04 using Wubi installer. and I thing storage is limited [duplicate]

When I install updates it says sometimes no enough space clear cache and I did that. The thing is, I have Ubuntu installed on a partition with 20 GB free the whole partition is 20 GB. And I guess ...
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What do I do when my root filesystem is full?

My / folder is reading as full and I can't update software or do anything. Not sure what I'm doing wrong here. $ df -h Results: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 ...
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Allocating more disk space to Ubuntu

I used the windows installer to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my PC. By default it was installed with 17 gigs of space. I have filled up this space and want more. Is there any way to allocate more disk ...
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How do i get more hard drive space?

I'm dual booting Ubuntu 12.10 with Windows 7 & I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a 100gig partition but the biggest HD space option when I installed Ubuntu was only 30gig. How can I allocate more space ...
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Show full disk usage after recovering files using Photorec to the home directory & deleting them as root

I selected my home directory as destination to recover some deleted files using Photorec from another partition(NTFS). During the file recovery,my file system partition ran out of space & Photorec ...
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Does updating the system consume extra space?

I wonder if updating my system as suggested by the update manager consumes extra space? Because even after installing all software I would like to use, I had about 10 GB free space. Now, without my ...
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Not enough space on hard drive for tf2

I'm fairly new to Linux and Ubuntu, and I recently wanted to install TF2 on Ubuntu. When I tried to install it through Steam it said TF2 was about 11GB and I there was only 2GB available so I couldn't ...
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boot running low on space

I got an error message saying "The volume boot has only 5.3 MB disk space remaining." I looked through some of the answers on this site and the closes one I found referred to old linux kernels, but ...
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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 ...