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

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Windows 8 next to Xubuntu

Aye, I have already installed latest Xubuntu and it takes my whole disk. I want to install Windows 8 now next to it. Can I make Xubuntu partionion smaller to make space for Windows? How?
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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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Disk size much larger than used + available space

After extending my LVM I got a mismatch when using df -kh. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% /dev/mapper/Data-Media 11T 5,1T 5,3T 49% However the usage is correct. Any ...
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I increase my ubutu performance withough swap partition? [duplicate]

I ever install Uuntu withough swap partition or file, is that ok?, or i must create one? How can i see if i need it
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Root partition filling up

Ubuntu just printed the message "Partition "/" almost full. 600MB remaining" I am running Ubuntu 15.04 I have checked the root partition a few times since that occurred and it was filling up more and ...
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Ubuntu seems to have sizes mixed up

I've just tried to copy some files from one partition to another, and saw this: And then checked What Pulse to see what I download normally. As you can see, it seems to think there are 140.7 TB ...
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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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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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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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Do Ubuntu snappy packages need much more space?

Actually I thought that one of the benefits of a Linux system are the shared dependencies, which makes individual programs small in space. GIMP needs 15 MB disk space, the requirements for Photoshop ...
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how to add some space for a specific DIR with a USB key

I have a /home/Completed dir. For some reasons, I can not move this directory. Now my system is quite full. So, I would like to grant some space to the /home/Completed directory from a usb key. Is it ...
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APT complaining about no space left on device, although there is plenty

I'm having an issue with an Ubuntu server. It currently is not happy with APT for some reason and is giving me the following error: SystemError: E:Could not open file /var/cache/apt/srcpkgcache.bin - ...
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/boot is 100% full, and lost+found is not scannable by Disk Usage Analyzer [duplicate]

I was getting this warning message: Low Disk Space: The volume "boot has only 9.6 MB disk space remaining. When I examine the problem the Disk Usage Analyzer shows me that /boot is 100% full at a ...
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How to display free disk space in Lubuntu/LXDE?

In Xubuntu/Xfce the xfpanel has an add-on for that (Free Space Checker). Is there something similar for lxpanel or otherwise in LXDE/Lubuntu - or maybe a program with a similar service for all ...
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growing os size on hdd

Are all the obsolete packages deleted after an upgrade/update? I ask because my HD is growing with all these 300+MB updates. Should I be running a `make clean' after each upgrade/update? Thanks for ...
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Ubuntu is using 170 GB of HDD

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 with Gnome (to be more exact it is this onehttps://ubuntugnome.org/) and everything was going perfectly well and I couldn't complain. I installed it on a 194GB partition ...
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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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Ubuntu server 12.10 /dev/sda1 disk full

My server /dev/sda1 disk full root@server:/var/www# df Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 48060296 45653236 0 100% / udev 8055724 12 ...
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analyse disk usage ignoring mounts

Ubuntu is complaining that my root file system is nearly full, but when I use baobab (aka "Disk Usage Analyser") or du -h it summarises the usage of all the other mounted file systems as well. How ...
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free space inconsistency

I'm running ubuntu 14.04. It keeps telling that I'm running out of space. On the left my screenshot says that I have 6.3 GB free, but on the right it says 300MB. What is going on? How can I fix it? ...
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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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Expand partition to use free space

I have searched here on this site and others on the web and have tried to expand sda6 after removing several other OS/partitions with GParted... no success. Please guide me to the instructions or ...
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Check how space is distributed on Linux system

I know how to check space left with: df -h and I know to check the space of a folder with: du -ch /path/to/folder/ But let's say I have a 500 GB HardDisk and 350GB are used: Wich is the best ...
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Dual Boot Parition Amount Reduction

I have a 111GB unallocated partition from setup of a win10/Ubuntu dual boot. How do I reallocate that unused 111gb back to the C drive? I tried using the Windows Disk Format thing to no avail.
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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 get disk usage from command line?

How can I get the current disk usage (in %) of my hard drive from the command line?
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What's in ~/.config/google-chrome?

It uses more than 100 MB on my tiny system, I can't really imagine this all just being the configuration of only the chrome browser. How would I reduce its size?
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steam error : do not have enough disk space available to run this game please free up some disk space and try again

I have installed steam but a message appears Steam Error : "You do not have enough disk space available to run this game. Please free up some disk space and try again" whereas my hard drive its ...
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Why did my Gparted operation fail during the file system check?

I was trying to move free space from my ubuntu partiton to my windows partiton, but i got an error message. I was trying to follow these instrucitons with a bit of variaton due to a different setup (I ...
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Does running make clean after make install affect the installed program?

Upon cloning, building, and installing rust from their github repository I've found it takes up ~2.8 GB on my system. I've got relatively limited space on my machine (100GB), so I was wondering two ...
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Disk monitor software

Can't find something similar to windows resource monitor software (input output monitor). I need tool which draws disk load graphic and processes which uses disk input or output. There are a lot of ...
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Some process is eating free disk space

Some process is continuously eating my free space. Once it dropped to 0 bytes, I freed up some space by deleting few media files, but then it again started to reduce the freed space. I used iotop to ...
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sudo apt-get install -f: failed to write (No space left on device) [duplicate]

I'm getting this error when trying to run sudo apt-get install -f on 14.04: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... ...
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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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How much space is used by a package in rc state?

If you uninstall a package, but don't purge it, dpkg -l will show it as rc, meaning removed, but config files are left. Is there an easy way to see how much space is still used by such a package?
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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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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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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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disk is full, but cannot find big files or folders

Ubuntu server shows me that I use allmost all disk: Usage of /: 95.5% of 118.12GB And I try to find big folders and files, run ncdu: ncdu 1.8 ~ Use the arrow keys to navigate, press ? for help ...
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remove Windows recovery in /tmp, apt-get clean doesn't work

I am using Ubuntu 15.04. I am getting a /tmp directory full message often. So I tried sudo apt-get clean but that didn't work, still getting disk full messages. Thin @MiHa suggested that my windows ...
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Used disk space from 'df' doesn't add up to what tools like 'ncdu/du' say…how can that be?

I am running Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 LTS and lately the system partion often runs out of space. I clean up what I can with the standard apt-get autoremove etc. commands, but that only gives me back some ...
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How can I delete Ubuntu temp files which are created during software installation or upgrade?

I make a very big mistake with my Ubuntu. I was try to install Ubuntu touch but disk disk has no space. My mistake is I not read/ neg-late need of primary requirement of space for installation of ...
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Free space at home partition is not as expected

Almost all of my free space at home is missing and I have no idea where it is. df -h /dev/sda6 1.4G 1.3G 88M 94% /home I tried: sudo tune2fs -m 0 /dev/sda6 Setting reserved blocks ...
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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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Can't access my data due to low disk space

I was getting low disk space message for the past few days and so I tried to delete unwanted files and transferred many files to my external disk. My other drives(C: D: E: and F:) have around 10GB ...
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Why is /boot so small?

I recently had the warning that /boot was running out of space and I found this solution. Having rebooted and confirmed that I didn't fubar my system, I'm looking at why it happened in the first ...
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Why is my Home size decreasing?

I am using 32-bit Ubuntu 12.04. My laptop is Thinkpad T400. As System Monitor shows, "free" for my $HOME is 1.5GiB, but "Available" is ranging between 0 and 97 MiB. My hardrive is constantly being ...
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Ext4 Samba Share reports wrong disk size

I have a 1.7TB primary partition formatted to ext4 that is currently being shared via samba from my raspberry pi. My goal was to use this partition with Ubuntu's built in Deja-Dup backup utility. ...
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“The volume boot has only 9,6MB disk space remaining” [duplicate]

My media center runs Ubuntu with a 128GB SSD plus a 3TB HDD. When I turned on the projector today, I was greeted by this warning. How can I fix this? I know my may around Ubuntu as a user and I can ...