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

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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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What's a command line way to find large files/directories to remove and free up space?

Looking for a series of commands that will show me the largest files on a drive.
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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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Free up hard disk space from swap [on hold]

I have created the following hard disk configuration: The output to fdisk -l is: Disk /dev/sda: 27.2 GB, 27179089920 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3304 cylinders, total 53084160 sectors ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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How to check empty space in a folder using commandline?

I tried du but that doesn't output the empty space of a folder. Any commands to do this?
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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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apt-get install -f — Error: no space left on disk

I had cache limit problems with GPG keys. A post here solved that, and now sudo apt-get update runs without any errors. Now sudo apt-get upgrade does not work. It tells me to try sudo apt-get -f ...
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scp - files getting different sizes in destination folder

While using scp, the total file size was noticed to be 0.1G less in the destination folder and, a few files were noticed to be larger in size in the destination folder. What could have caused this? ...
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lost space to an iso

I downloaded an ISO and mounted it, and it turned out to be the incorrect disk image. I then unmounted it and deleted the .iso file from my ~/Downloads folder (using the graphical shell). However, I ...
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ls discrepancy with du df output

Adding up the sizes of files and directories returned by ls gives a different value than that given by df or du. The df and du commands give me the same output, so I don't have that frequent problem, ...
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How can I free space on my netbook?

I have a netbook with 16GB memory and 1GB RAM (Mini Dell 9). Computer properties shows 14.4GB total capacity, 10GB used and 3.6GB free. Is it possible to free more memory? I have also a HD card with ...
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root partition disk is full, how to clear it? [duplicate]

I have a brand new System76 laptop w/15.04, 250G SSD as root partition. I was playing around with pycharm, doing a tutorial when i get a pop-up saying no disk space remaining. I close out of pycharm ...
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why do you have /home partition even you can't use it? [duplicate]

I've set the / volume for 30gb and it's getting full now. I want packages and programs to be installed in /home partition and I don't know how. I want to install things into my /home partition!!
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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 can I free up space on my disk? [duplicate]

As I was attempting to update my computer from the update manager this popped up on my screen: Not enough disk space, the upgrade needs a total of 81.8 m free space on disk' /boot '. I emptied ...
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Why is the hard drive still full after deleting some files?

I have a server running Ubuntu Server 12.xx. Today some services stopped and I found some messages about full disk, so I ran df -h: Filesystem Size Used Disp Use% ...
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Not enough free disk space [duplicate]

On the original install, I recall assigning the entire disk for installation and booting files. I wish to extend the upgrade and booting space to become unrestricted. I get this message: Not enough ...
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How can I get read/write instant speed of a Hard Drive using /proc/diskstats data?

I know that the proc/diskstats file presents these data columns: 1 - major number 2 - minor mumber 3 - device name 4 - reads completed successfully 5 - reads merged 6 - sectors read 7 - time spent ...
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Missing a lot of partitioned hard drive space. (Not worried about losing data) Please help! [closed]

I recently installed windows 8.1, which stopped working and became corrupt. I tried loading linux to clear my hard drive partitions, and it says I only have 24 gigabytes of total hard drive space ...
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Increase boot space [duplicate]

How can I increase boot space so that I can install updates? I already tried the basic sudo apt-get clean; as well as autoclean, and purge. However, I still lack space to install updates.
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Broken link for kernel (nonexistent future version)

My version (from lsb_release -a): No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.10 Release: 14.10 Codename: utopic I want to make some room ...
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usage of disk freezes ubuntu for few seconds

I installed ubuntu 14.04 about 2 months ago and about 1 month ago this issue began to occur: Whenever HDD is used (saving a file, file download, opening a file..even small ones) there is about 60% ...
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Managing space between smaller system drive and a larger extension drive

I have two drives, one with 150 GB and another with 1 TB. I need to use the 1 TB drive more, since I am running into space issues. By default, all installations (when I do apt-get) in my Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Solving “E:dpkg interrupted … run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a'” with disk full

Installing a package with apt in a server failed with a "No space left on device" message. I removed a few hundred MB and ran sudo dpkg --configure -a again, just to get another "No space left on ...
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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 ...
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Not enough boot space to install updates [duplicate]

I cannot install updates because it says "Not enough free disk space." I get the following message The upgrade needs a total of 92.5 M free space on disk '/boot'. Please free at least an ...
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How can I check disk space used in a partition using the terminal in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I was wondering if there is a command that can tell the space used in a partition using the terminal. Like I want to use the su command to change to a user called admin ...
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Running out of disk space

I have Ubuntu machine, version 14.04 running on AWS (EC2). Yesterday, my disk space run out of space. Running with user root df -h Bring this result: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted ...
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Script or program to log the disk usage

I would like either a program or more preferably a way to log the disk usage. In order to explain what I mean, when someone installs Ubuntu there are approximately 4.5 GB of disk used. Then when you ...
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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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Dell 7537 syslog over 40 GB

I am a new user and not a techie, but i love ubuntu. I am at 14.10 currently and have almost 60GB allocated to /var but lately the /var folder has been eating up almost over 40GB of space, the last ...
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How can I check how much space specific packages occupy?

I maintain a list of packages I installed on my system (using apt-get). I would like to know how much space these packages occupy, together with their dependencies if possible. Can I use some tool ...
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Strange observation in System Monitor concerning total and available disk space [duplicate]

I have noticed in my System Monitor saying that although I have 980,2 GB total disk space only 924,5 GB are available. Why is that? What happened to those 55,7 GB that are missing? Is this normal?
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Remove files not required under lost+found directory

My lost and found drectory has a large number of files, most of which are not needed. But in the terminal when I try to use cd, it's asking for permissions and I'm not able to use sudo, since cd is ...
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VM Ubuntu: What are /dev/mapper and /dev/sd1?

I want to increase the free disk space of my VM Ubuntu (host = Mac 10.10). After autoclean -> auto remove, I still 80% (=5.7/7.5 GB)of space used in /dev/mapper, however, only 3% (=7.2/246.8 MB) used ...