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

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Deleted files not increasing available free space as reported by df -h

I am writing data munging scripts (python and bash), to munge data and import large quantities of text files into a database. I am currently in the test phase, so I am generating several K's of files ...
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disk space wrongly displayed after installing LVM disk

I installed ubuntu server using LVM partitioning on a 1 TB hard disk. However, after installation, i can only see 10 Gig space here is the fidsk output ` # fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, ...
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Disk Space on Home partition shrinks from 5.5GB to 0 after each restart

My disk space "vanishes" after in a couple minutes after strating my system. I have a 11 GB home partition and actually only appr. 5 GB are used according to du. df though shows 0 bytes free? My ...
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Updating to linux-image-3.2.0-26-generic occupies all disk space

I just ran a normal update through the update manager that wanted to update me to linux-image-3.2.0-26-generic. The installation paused halfway with a message that the root was full. I checked the ...
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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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No space left on hard drive

I'm trying to copy/move files to an external 1 TB hard drive with about 50 GB remaining space. I receive a "no space left on disk" when I try. I've moved files off and retried, but still get the ...
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What is my real available disk space? [closed]

I've got a low disk space message window of 99.9 MB disk space remaining. When I went to the Ubuntu System Monitor it was saying on the System Tab: System Status Available disk space: 49.4 ...
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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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Why does the total space used on my hard drive not reflect what Disk Usage Analyzer Says? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is taking up so much space on my disk, beside the filesystem? I'm a bit curious as to why my hard drive space, according to Disk Usage Analyzer, has 20 GB more used ...
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Where is the information about free space in a disk stored?

I am using indicator-multiload and would like it to show the Free Disk Space in my Partitions. So, I went through the code, and found out that the author was parsing the contents of ...
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How can I overwrite Windows 7 with Ubuntu?

Windows 7 runs unreasonably slow, so I decided to install Ubuntu instead. I clicked Install but it says that I do not have at least 4. 4GB of disk space. But my hard disk's capacity is is 320 GB. ...
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Why is the root partition on my disk full?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 by doing a fresh install where there was previously Ubuntu 11.10. My computer warns me now that my disk is nearly full. After having run apt-get purge, run apt-get autoremove ...
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Space escape character in Debian Makefiles

I'm currently trying to upload a package onto Launchpad's PPA service but I'm having problems with a path name which includes a space character. I'm trying to make a file install into a directory with ...
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ubuntu system partition is running out of space after empty my trash, is it normal?

I have just delete 4.1 go files from my desktop and after empty the trash. And now my / directory is up now to 100% in use. I cant start anymore Ubuntu. But i have access to safemode to clean the ...
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Can't upgrade due to low disk space on /boot

I try to do do-release-upgrade but then I get: Not enough free disk space The upgrade has aborted. The upgrade needs a total of 25.7 M free space on disk '/boot'. Please free at least an ...
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Can I transfer Files from my Windows to my Wubi installation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Accessing Windows partition inside Wubi Is there any way to share files between two partitions??
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Ubuntu 12.04 Home folder showing full [closed]

I received a notification today that my home folder is full. I have a 120GB SSD with 3 partitions, /, /opt, /home (84gb). Using the disk usage analyzer, I can only determine that there is no more ...
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Great amount of diskspace is used and I hardly have any files

I've recently installed Lubuntu and copied a great amount of things to it and deleted them. The issue is that the diskspace is still taken. I've emptied the trash too. For some reason the root folder ...
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/dev/vzfs 100% Used - what does this mean exactly? [closed]

Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/vzfs 46472 46472 0 100% / /dev/vzfs 78643200 50452188 28191012 65% /repair I am in ...
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The Mystery of the Vanishing Disk Space

My disk space is dwindling by about 2GB a day! I only have a few more days before I run out of space. $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda4 143G 126G ...
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Ubuntu doesn't start, not enough disk space

On my computer I divided 50GB for Ubuntu 11.10 I decided to install game Unreal tournament 2004 deb package. After few minutes installation I have a error about "Not enough disk space". Then I abort ...
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How do I reduce the size of mlocate database?

I'm out of space on /var 25G 25G 0 100% /var It looks like mlocate.db is the problem: # find /var -printf '%s %p\n' | sort -nr | head 13140140032 ./lib/mlocate/mlocate.db.cgLMAM ...
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How do I monitor disk usage by processes over time?

I can see my Ubuntu instance (on a cloud provider) averaging thousands of blocks per second, yet when I observe in real time it's hard to see which process is causing this. Is there a monitoring ...
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Add more disk space to partition (11.10)

Ubuntu is complaining that it's running out of space, and indeed, df yields: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/loop0 17G 15G 462M 98% / /dev/sda2 ...
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How can I limit disk access bandwidth for a Virtual Machine guest?

I have a Virtualbox on my Ubuntu (host) that serves few Windows guest OS. Sometimes the running Windows virtual machine starts massive access to the disk which blocks me in my host environment. I ...
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If I fill my harddrive, why can't I log in?

I was stupid, I kept ignoring the warnings that my harddrive space was running low and left a download running in the background. When I logged out, I wasn't taken back to the login screen (LightDM), ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Find cluster size

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 ...
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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?
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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) ...
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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 ...
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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). ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...