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

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Decreasing the amount of space Ubuntu takes up on a flash drive

I just installed Ubuntu 15.04 on a flash drive; I ended up successful in doing so, however, I was wondering if I could decrease the amount of space that Ubuntu takes up, since I only seem to have 3.1 ...
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How can I make disk image without free space?

I want to make disk image in case if something goes wrong. I found few topics and method about zeroing free space, but people also said that method is not safe for SSD. Then I found other method - ...
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I installed ubuntu but “No space on device”

I don't think this is a duplicate, because A) I'm completely new so I probably screwed something up that other people didn't, and B) I don't think it has anything to do with a boot partition. I had ...
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Increase Disk Space in Ubuntu for New OS 16

I would like to increase disk space or partition. However, I'm a novice when it comes to this and from the screen shot you can see how I screwed up things!!I would like to install the new Ubuntu 16 if ...
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disk is full due to mirror packages saved in /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/ [closed]

I am new to google computer engine and created one VM instance. It worked ok for a while and suddenly, I keep getting out of disk space issue due to huge package files saved in /var/lib/apt/lists/...
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hidden files taking far too much space [SOLVED]

In order to instal ubuntu 14.04 I backed up my hard drive (650 Gb). In the new installation I partitioned the hard drive giving 1.8 Tb to ubuntu 14.04 and leaving 100 Gb for Biolinux 8. Now I am ...
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View TOTAL Disk Space Taken by ALL Installed Packages

Is there a way to view a 'system size'? I want to know how large I should make partitions if I separate my /home from the / (root) partition, but I don't know how much space Ubuntu + every installed ...
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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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Boot partition filling up: Is this a bug in Ubuntu?

I keep running into the issue of the /boot partition filling up with old kernel images, which causes obscure errors during upgrades (but now I know what they are...). Note that I already know how to ...
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btrfs and missing free space

I converted my ext4 partition to btrfs and deleted the save subvolume after doing so. Then I enabled the compression (lzo) of the filessystem in the fstab file and everything is correct so far. Then ...
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Ive just installed lubuntu on my old thinkpad and its running out of space

My thinkpad laptop has 3 drives (or partitions, I'm not sure. It's like having a C, D and E drive on Windows or having a /dev/sda1, /dev/sda2 and /dev/sda3 on Linux). Each one is about 15-20 GB. I ...
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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 ...
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How to use Disk Usage Analyzer with encypted home (.Private/ECRYPTFS)

When I run Disk Usage Analyzer (Baobab) and click on the first option (/), I get this: All names are like ECRYPTFS_FNEK_ENCRYPTED.xyz. QUESTION: How to get the real names?
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Ubuntu server lost disk space

I have a Ubuntu server: user@server:~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 15.10 Release: 15.10 Codename: wily It ...
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Out of space, even when I have around 300gb free

I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 for a while now, but I still get confused sometimes by the directory structure. I have a 500gb harddisk (just the one partition) mounted on /. I am running TileStache (...
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my disk's descriptor says my HD is in 2048 blocks but gparted says it s in 512 blocks

My internal disk start to make problems on start, no bootable media, i need to try 5 or ten times before it start, and when i use a live cd to check the partitions, gparted indicated this problem of ...
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How do I mount a disk to provide needed space on top level directory?

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a disk with about 80GB of storage. Recently, I started getting errors reporting that I did not have enough storage space. I have other drives with several Terra-bytes ...
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Samba local copy speed & 'insufficient disk space'

I have Ubuntu Server 16.04 installed with Samba on another computer in my network. The Ubuntu OS is on a small SSD and I have 2 additional harddrives mounted to /media/drive1 and /media/drive2. Now I ...
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Meaning of “i” in “MiB”?

I see the usage of "MiB" as measure to represent the size in Ubuntu. What does MiB stand for? In particular the "i"?
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how to find the files less than 5 MB in /var/log/ and display with the size of file? [duplicate]

I need to find the files less than 5 MB in /var/log/ and the output should display the size of each files. which command should I use?
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Cloning disk with DD, System says file is too large but ext HDD is larger

I'm trying to create an image of my hard drive so that in the event that I'm meddling with ubuntu something goes wrong, I can restore what I had previously. Currently, the disk I am copying from is ...
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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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Where is reserved extra space in Startup Disk Creator 16.04?

I've recently installed updated my Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 and one of the resources I most use is the Startup Disk Creator. And one of the problems that I'm having is, I can't install an .ISO at my USB ...
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Not enough space on /tmp but 900mb free on / [duplicate]

I get an error saying that I do not have enough space on /tmp to download a file. However, I have around 900 Mb of free space on the / partition. Is there a way for Ubuntu to actually use this space? ...
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Free Space on disk [Solved] [duplicate]

I've got small problem. When I was installing linux ubuntu 16.04 I leaved some free space. Now I want to add it to my disk but I dont know how frown emoticon Can anyone help me? Edit: When I made ...
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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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Mount/unmount disc partition

I am new to Linux and I am having some issues with disc space. I hope that somebody can help me with this: I would like to connect /dev/mapper/cfcb--vg-root to use space from /dev/mapper/vg_data-...
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expand drive gparted [duplicate]

I am a newbie to linux, so be patient. I filled up the hard drive on my fog server and need to add space. I can not seem to add the allocated space to the drive. Any suggestions?
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apt-xapian-index, how to limit its disk usage or safely move it away?

My /var/cache/apt-xapian-index has 4.5GB. I like the synaptic search functionality a lot, but that price is too much for my small SSD... I was thinking what I can do about it, to keep it available ...
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analyse disk space usage of an encrypted home directory

I'm having some problems with a full disk. According to df -k I'm using 47 gb of data in my home folder and I have no idea where all of that data is hiding. I tried using the disk usage analyser aka ...
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How can I delete encrypted files to recover HDD space?

I tried to re-install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I unknowingly checked on the option of Encrypt the new Ubuntu installation for security. Unfortunately I stopped the installation at midway, and then began ...
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apt-get gives disk space error but I have plenty of disk space [duplicate]

After a few hours of trying to install a desktop environment, I simply do not understand what I'm doing wrong. After I run sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade, I get this error: Do you want ...
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Pm-Powersave file in /var/log is 32 GB

I've been getting messages saying that I've been running out of diskspace on my machine, and my /var/log folder is 33 GB large. Looking closer it all seems to come from one file pm-powersave.log. Is ...
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Deleted 16GB MySQL log file, no space freed

I deleted a 16GB MYSQL log file via the command line: sudo rm /var/log/mysql/slow.log but the space has not been freed. Is there some sort of flush I need to run?
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small file using 1 extra block on disk

I have a file on system , 33.png , and it's file size is 5.291 bytes. and the block-size on disk is 4KB : sudo dumpe2fs /dev/sda1 | fgrep -e 'Block size' dumpe2fs 1.42.9 (4-Feb-2014) Block size: ...
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“No space left on device” when installing packages, yet I have space left

Whether through update manager, or through terminal, I error out. When I try sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade: Fetched 1,024 kB in 20s (51.0 kB/s) Reading package lists... Done ...
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Blank Desktop after Login on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I rebooted my system and receive a blank desktop after logging in. on getting into the shell with ctrl + alt + F1 and doing a "df" i see that my root partition is full with 100% usage. I dont want ...
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Why doesn't ls combined with awk show exact sizes?

I am trying to find the size of the files on my hard drive in exact bytes, but whenever the size gets too big the number turns all weird (like 1.98329e+12). Can I stop it from doing this or convert ...
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No free disk space even after deleting files from chromebook Downloads folder

Out of Ubuntu 14.04 via crouton I have recently deleted many files from the Downloads folder of my Toshiba Chromebook 2. Now I suspect they have not been completely removed since df -h shows 9.4G out ...
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Android NDK in Adroid Studio 2.1 Preview 5 and Ubuntu 14.04

In project structure there is a download NDK link that starts the DL I get error "No space left on disk" I know more than enough space is on the drive.
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Why does the installer say I don't have enough drive space on a new drive?

I have a problem with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I am trying to install it on a new (bare) hard drive and can't get past the first screen (the one that says "For best results, please ensure that this computer: ...
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list all files by size [duplicate]

I'm currently running some Disk Management and trying to locate where some rather large files are located. Is it possible to list all files on a hard drive, (including system files, and hidden files) ...
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SSD is always running out of room

Today I opened my laptop to find the message: Failed to write file '/home/chris/.cache/xfce4-notifyd-theme.rc.TF9RSX': write() failed: No space left on device displayed on all workspaces. I googled ...
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Deleting contents of ~/.local/share/Trash/expunged …?

Is there a safe way of deleting contents of ~/.local/share/Trash/expunged ? I see It has lots of files & folders I had deleted -- from the trash as well. They are taking a lot of disc space. ...
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Primary partition takes a lot of space

I am facing a serious problem, unknown files are getting loaded into my primary partition drive and within minutes of logging in , the space extends from 15 GB with 71 GB free space to 40 GB with 46 ...
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Question with regards to /boot

Dedicated hardware/laptop Version : 15:10 I did a fresh installation, As mentioned, my question is with regards to /boot [/dev/sda1]. As per GParted, it says /boot partition has only 243MB ...
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Finding a large file being created by the system

I ran some code that caused root file system to run out of space; the code then crashes and the file is deleted. I need to find out which file is being created there. How can I quickly (while the ...
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Why does “Available disk space” fluctuate wildly in 12.04LTS?

Disk Usage Analyser is telling me I have 1.5G free. Nautilus tells me I have between 0bytes and 1.4G free space, and that changes minute by minute without my saving anything to my hd. When I used to ...
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space on boot… but existing conflict or something

Fairly new to ubuntu so please bear with me. i have trawled and tried various things to stop the low disk space on boot message including the autoremove and autoclean lines; this has been happening ...