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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

11
votes
2answers
2k views

How large can Nautilus's thumbnail cache grow?

Nautilus's thumbnail cache in ~/.thumbnails has grown to several hundred megabytes. Do I need to be concerned about unrestricted growth of this in the long term, or is its size automatically managed ...
0
votes
2answers
187 views

Failed Ubuntu installation costs 50 GB

I tried installing Ubuntu 11.10 on my new laptop (HP Pavilion dv6-6b20SE). I didn't want to do a complete re-install and pre-partitioning my hard disk, so I tried shrinking my main NTFS partition ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

find cluster size of in ubuntu in 11.04

I am running ubuntu 11.04 and I am wondering how to find the size of the size of the allocation unit ? Is there a command in ubuntu to find this? Also depending on the size of the allocation unit does ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Can I use a USB drive to extend the hard drive space?

I need more space on my hard drive and I have an unused 8gb USB stick. How can I use that as an extra hard drive?
2
votes
2answers
694 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
88 views

Add space to the previously assigned ubuntu

When I installed Ubuntu with Windows XP I put in a partition of 12 GB and if the installation asked me to assign a space not because I put half (6 GB) and now I want to raise it and have read by HAI ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Ubuntu wrongly warns “Not enough space” which I do have

While I'm trying to install Ubuntu, I get the X about having less than 4.5GB space available. And when I'm trying to look on my hard drive-I cant, i tried normally' throw Gparted and throw disk ...
2
votes
2answers
102 views

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 ...
27
votes
4answers
29k views

How can I free space from a massive 39.5GB /var/log/ folder?

I just got a message from the default disk analyses software (Baobab) that I only have 1GB left on the hard drive. After some search, I found that the /var/log/ folder is the cause of this. Some ...
2
votes
1answer
609 views

How to recover disk space that is not visibly available?

I have an Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit development image running on VirtualBox. I have been doing some house keeping on the disk space because it was getting low. The drive is a 26GB drive. I have about 4.7 GB ...
8
votes
2answers
2k views

Advanced disk usage analyzing software?

I can't really find a great disk analyzing software for Ubuntu. The default apps in Ubuntu, Baobab (and df -h) do work, but there are no advanced features. What I am looking for is like glary ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Can I install kdirstat on Ubuntu 11.10?

Other disk analyzers are far inferior as they don't allow you to delete files from their interface. The to-ing and fro-ing back and forth between Nautilus and Disk Usage Analyzer is slow, tedious and ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

Root filling up although it should have some space

This has been perplexing me for some time. I'm on Ubuntu 11.04. My root partition is filling up and I can't figure out what's causing it. Even stranger, when I run df -h, this is the output: ...
1
vote
0answers
47 views

How do you get install alonside Ubuntu option during the installation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: No option to install alongside Windows 7 During the graphical installation I get only two options in the allocate disk space page, i) erase disk and install Ubuntu ii) ...
1
vote
1answer
473 views

How to add more space to my ubuntu 10.04 installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make Ubuntu use the entire partition? I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my 64 bit machine using Wubi.Both windows and Ubuntu are installed on the C drive. I have the D ...
2
votes
2answers
196 views

How to make Ubuntu use the entire partition?

I have a partition for Windows (sda2) and one for Ubuntu (sda3). I've installed Ubuntu from Windows with the Windows Ubuntu installer (Wubi) and set an installation size of 13GB (I guess). ...
0
votes
1answer
417 views

free space on ubuntu mount drive disappeared

I came back from vacation, inserted my ubuntu flash drive into server and fired it up, only to find out that df -h reports 0 free space. 100% full 3.8GB drive. I installed ubuntu server on flash usb ...
3
votes
1answer
357 views

Why does System Monitor and Nautilus give me different disk usage numbers?

Ubuntu 10.4 LTS Encrypted Hard-drive I recently deleted about 30 GB of files from a folder on my Desktop. After restarting however, I found that, while I cannot find the files anywhere, my computer ...
139
votes
13answers
105k views

How do I free up more space in /boot?

My /boot partition is nearly full and I get a warning every time I reboot my system. I already deleted old kernel packages (linux-headers...), actually I did that to install a newer kernel version ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

How to determine / make sure whether hard-disks have spun down when using “hdparm” options?

I want to spin down some hard-disks when they are idle. So I used hdparm package. In the /etc/hdparm.conf I added following lines: command_line { hdparm -Ss 241 /dev/sda } My intention was to spin ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

Running low disk space

I am running Ubuntu 11.10.For past few days I am getting messages stating that running on low disk space.Can any one help me to free space?. df -h shows this http://paste.ubuntu.com/775964/ sudo ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

I can't start up because root filesystem is full

When I try starting up Ubuntu 10.04 I get stuck at this screen which is essentially a log in screen but with out the styling of my custom theme. I guess it is running in low graphics mode? Anyways ...
1
vote
0answers
167 views

how to I add more space to ubuntu? I dont have admin in windows 7 but i do in ubuntu [closed]

I just want more room for games and whatnot. Please help. I'm really stuck, because i don't understand partitioning or anything. Please make it noob friendly. ubuntu 11.10. Its a school pc and they ...
2
votes
1answer
156 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
590 views

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 ...
7
votes
4answers
3k views

Low disk space: home/user folder occupies 94GB

I am low on disk space and when I check the Disk Usage analyzer (using gksudo baobab) it indicates that my home/teddy folder is using 94GB, but when I browse through its contents I can only account ...
6
votes
2answers
10k views

df -h shows incorrect free space

Here is my df-h output. In here /media/Songs is using almost 100% disk space. root@LAB:~# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 19G 8.7G 9.2G 49% / ...
1
vote
1answer
365 views

Deleted 2 20GB zips, no space freed up [closed]

Recently deleted 2 20GB gzip files from my Ubuntu. They did not appear in the Trash, and 40GB of disk space remains used. I searched all trash folders and they are empty. The files that were ...
1
vote
1answer
79 views

extra space before brackets [closed]

When I type something anywhere (bash, eclipse, this field) and open a bracket, Ubuntu adds a space before it. So instead of: code() I get code (). This creeps me out. How can I stop it doing that?
127
votes
8answers
234k views

How do I find the amount of free space on my hard drive?

Is there a way to quickly check the amount of free / used disk space in Ubuntu? I would assume you could right click on 'file system' in the file browser and choose 'properties' or something but ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

How can I free up disk space by removing files that aren't needed?

How can we free disk space by removing unwanted data on the system? How do we detect that the files are not necessary for the programs to work?
4
votes
4answers
4k views

Nautilus statusbar visibilty - Quickly check free space

In prior versions, I would open Nautilus and check the statusbar, which would tell me how much free space there is. Now, the statusbar isn't shown by default. I know you can enable it from the View ...
2
votes
4answers
4k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
362 views

gnome-settings-daemon extensively reads/writes hard-disk

After upgrading to 11.10, after each login the computer becomes slow and the hard-disk noisy (sounds like reading/writing/defragmenting). When I "stop" the process gnome-settings-manager in the system ...
4
votes
5answers
4k views

Disk Usage Very Strange

Just today, my Ubuntu 11.04 started prompting me that my HDD is full ... I know I am filling up my HDD fast, but its the storage partition I expect to be filling up not my 60+GB OS Partition. So I did ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

Is something eating up my home partition? [closed]

Since I've updated to 11.10, my home partition keeps filling itself up to full, but I have no idea what it is that is doing it. I've managed to remove about 28gb (35gb capacity on the partition) but ...
4
votes
1answer
286 views

Why is there not much space for my Ubuntu?

I have a dual system: Windows 7 + Ubuntu. The Windows came with my laptop and I installed Ubuntu without Wubi... My total filesystem capacity: 303.2 GB, I just do not understand why there is not much ...
1
vote
1answer
310 views

.xsession-errors is huge after suspending

Earlier today I left my laptop suspended and when I came back (a few hours later), I logged in and all my disk space had been used up. I took a look at Disk Usage Analyser and it said all of the space ...
1
vote
3answers
573 views

Why is there 8GB worth of files in my /tmp?

I just got a notification saying I have a small amount of disk space left: so I opened baobab to investigate and noticed this: It turns out that my /tmp folder is full of files names like ...
6
votes
8answers
27k views

Root drive is running out of disk space. How can I free up space?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 and I want to free up some space in my root directory, which is overloaded. I especially want to change the path used for installing applications (they are getting installed ...
13
votes
1answer
22k views

How to increase the disk space of a VMware virtual disk?

I have a VM running Ubuntu, and I wish to increase its size from 20 to 40 GB. I powered off the VM and on the VMware side increased the allocated disk space. I did this by Edit Virtual Machine ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

“df -h” command puts line breaks in output. How do I fix?

My "df -h" command on my Linux box has some devices with longer names and so the "df -h" output has line breaks (or tabs??) in it, which makes it difficult to parse the output in a script. Does ...
11
votes
2answers
3k views

Disk Usage Analyzer reports that the .ecryptfs file is taking up as much space as the home drive

I selected "encrypt home partition" when I set up my netbook with Ubuntu. The disk usage analyzer now reports that twice as much space is taken up than actually is used. I have seen this question ...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

/var/lib/ureadahead/debugfs eats up 68% of my disk space

On a device with 2GB storage every MB is counted. I wonder what is this /var/lib/ureadahead/debugfs doing on my system and is there a way to avoid its existence. Note this mount point eats up 1.2 ...
4
votes
2answers
9k views

How to increase the disk space of Ubuntu installed besides Windows 7?

It is true that there are similar questions in the forum... But as I installed Ubuntu under Windows 7 long time ago, I do not remember how I did it or whether I used Wubi, which is discussed in many ...
18
votes
3answers
5k views

How can I quickly make a large file?

What is a quick and easy way to make a file that is, say, 2 GB in size?
2
votes
1answer
3k views

“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 ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
8k views

How do I free hard disk space allocated by Virtual Box disks?

I had multiple Ubuntu VM's installations, and the host is also Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. After I deleted the VM's, the space wasn't reallocated to the host. Do you know any solution?