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

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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 ...
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“The volume filesystem root has only…”

I am having this problem in ubuntu 12.04, but I fin strange that when I go to /tmp it wont allow me to delete some files, with message "Operation not permitted" or "this file could not be handled ...
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df shows all space taken, but du doesn't add up

I'm having a problem with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. This is the second time I've encountered this problem in the last 3 weeks. The first time is described in this closed question on StackOverflow. The TL;DR ...
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Why doesn't deleting files increase available space?

Recently I got a message about "0 bytes free" on a certain partition. So I looked and, sure enough: $ df Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 65190604 ...
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“System is running in low-graphics mode”, /dev/sdax partition full. How to delete content?

I'm aware of the this question and these are similar issues: How to fix "The system is running in low-graphics mode" error? But I couldn't figure it out entirely. What I did before the ...
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Assign more tmp space for Libre Office

I encountered the error Resource exhausted. No more space on device. while saving a huge spreadsheet (Libre Office Calc 3.5). Is there a relation to the tmp space assigned for operations in Libre ...
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disc usage and file system

How can the root directory be at 100 percent disc usage while its subdirectories not be? Is space allocated on a per directory basis? In the below example, it shows that the root is 100 percent used. ...
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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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df -h - Used space + Avail Free space is less than the Total size of /home

As the output of df -h shows here, something is eating up 5GB of free space. So, it's not available to use. I'm also noticing sometimes that the hard disk gets filled up to 100% sometimes. So, I had ...
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Monodevelop, “no such file or directory” when trying to run a program

I wanted to try to write a C++ program in "Monodevelop" and i use Ubuntu 12.10 as a OS. But when i finish writing my program (any program) and want to actually run my program, i get this error: ...
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Add more disk space to Ubuntu from my Windowns 7 major disk and shrink from other drivers

Good Evening Everyone First I wanted to give Ubuntu LTS 12.04 a shot with starting with a 10 GB and left around 10 GB unused separated in all my windows disk drivers, after installing and using I ...
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LVM mounted ubuntu 12.04. No space left on device

I have a logical volume that is 2.44 TB in size which is mounted. I use it to store movies and TV shows for sharing on the home network. However, all of a sudden the system now gives the error: No ...
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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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Trying to use free space on bootable usb

I've got a 32gb usb with 790mb used for the ubuntu boot so about 31gb free space. How can I format this free space to fat/ntfs so I can use it for other things? Thanks!
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cannot allocate free space, format extended partition

I can not create a partition on free space, neither can I delete the extended partition. Disk utility says Cannot delete extended partition while logical partitions exist
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Show/hide the top panel with a keybind?

I'm using a computer with very little screen space available. I'd like to be able to hide the top panel on a keypress while I work so I can grab a little extra room for the window I'm using. Is there ...
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Why is ext4's Journaling I/O usage so high when copying files to my RAID1?

This just barely started occurring and I feel like this is not a bug but a configuration error (hopefully). I'm on 12.04, 64-bit and have been happily stable for many months. My RAID1 is years old and ...
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Server logs are filling my hard disk, how do I fix this?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 which serves my web application (20 MB) on apache httpd. Here is my partitions table: $ sudo parted -l Disk /dev/sda: 500GB Partition Table: gpt Number|Start|End|Size|File ...
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Is the Disk Image Installation Efficient Enough?

I was just wondering, is it efficient to have the entire Ubuntu file system on a Windows file. Currently I am using the option to directly boot from Ubuntu, as opposed to running it as an application ...
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How can I list all files and folders beyond a specified size limit?

In a partition I have several files and folders, and I can list all those file sizes with du like this: du -h But how can I list all the files which are beyond a specific disk space size like 5MB?
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System in low graphics, deleted linux, grub rescue, can't access windows

So I'm pretty new to Ubuntu but I managed to install it with no big problems on both my desktop and netbook. When I installed it on my brother's netbook everything went horribly wrong and now I fear ...
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Disk Space Full

Setting up Ubuntu 10.04 server, the / disk space shows full under df, however the du does not show any of the space used. This has several mounts to Gluster FS'. I have tried a forced FSCK and to ...
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Why is my partition claiming to be out of space?

My file system claims to only have 4.5 GB left. While my OS (a folder with in file system) still has 75.2 GB left. I put something near 130 GB on my Ubuntu partition, it should have enough space. I ...
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mysql not starting

I have a server running on rackspace.com, it been running for about a year (collecting data for a project) and no problems. Now it seems mysql froze (could not connect either through ssh command line, ...
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Where did my free space go? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is taking up so much space on my disk, beside the filesystem? I have a storage drive (2TB) and an OS drive (90GB SSD). I've run out of space on the OS drive: /$ ...
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Mythbuntu HTPC: disk usage for a normal install

about to build a new system, one of the information missing in mythbuntu docs is the disk usage of a typical install for home theather pc (HTPC) usage. not interested in fresh install or bare bones ...
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/boot low on disk space [duplicate]

I see the following error while trying run the command shown below. I read somewhere that my /boot partition is low on disk space. How can I increase the size of the /boot partition so I can install ...
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Whats consuming HDD Space

I have single partition of 92GB in which I installed Ubuntu 12.04. And for some Unknown reason a message pop ups saying that I only have 1GB of HDD space left. I ran command sudo du -hscx * on / and ...
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Investigate disk writes further to find out which process writes to my SSD

I try to minimize disk writes to my new SSD system drive. I'm stuck with iostat output: ~ > iostat -d 10 /dev/sdb Linux 2.6.32-44-generic (Pluto) 13.11.2012 _i686_ (2 CPU) Device: ...
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Anything sync daemon for Ubuntu?

Is there a utility providing similar functionality to Anything sync daemon for 64bit Ubuntu? Preferably in the repository or with a PPA. In particular, I'd like to stop Firefox from constantly ...
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Disk Space not detected

I was using Windows7 system. To install Ubuntu I created partition of 100GB. Downloaded Ubuntu installer for windows and installed Ubuntu. The system is working perfectly fine but it is showing disk ...
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Why do df and du show different output?

When I execute the command df -h /tmp it says disk utilization is 100%, but when it try du -sh /tmp it says disk utilization is 2%. I want to know why these commands shows different output, how these ...
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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 16.0.1 filling disk space

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 with Thunderbird 16.0.1 and Kernel 3.6.0-030600rc4-generic. I used Thunderbird for quite a while and never had any problems with it. But now it seems to fill up my disk space very ...
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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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Problem with hard drive space

I have a problem, my .private is using the 100% of my free hard drive space, i have no idea of how to solve this... Why is file is using every bit on my hd, how can i fix it? This is the menssage of ...
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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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How to fully utilize the available hard drive space for the home directory

I have a two hard drives, 465GB each. I have windows on one, and wish to install Ubuntu on the other through Wubi. Also, I have 16 GB RAM. When I installed Ubuntu, the acutal space in the home ...
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Your system is running in low graphics mode on 12.04 + no space left on device (issue)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error? EDIT: I managed to solve it myself... First of all I searched for the command to see my disk space... I ...
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My hard disk suddenly full

I am a Ubuntu beginner and I started to use Ubuntu 12.10 beta 2 last week. I found that my hard disk is full. It seems the disk does not mounted correctly. However, I have tried a lot of codes but ...
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Disk space suddenly 100% used?

I'm trying to identify why, suddenly, 100% of our disk space is in use. I have already rebooted but the issue persists. Here are the outputs of some commands that are showing some strange (for me) ...
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Freeing disk space on Ubuntu to use in Windows

I have 250Gb drive on a laptop, which has Windows 7 on a 122Gb ntfs partition (which has a "boot" flag on it) and Ubuntu 12.04.1 on a 110Gb extended partition, of which the root ext4 partition is ...