My root partition is running out of space and it doesn't add up as I haven't been installing more than a few hundred MB

When I open disk usage analyzer it says home is taking up a lot of space and shows it as being under root. When I open gparted I can see that there's some data on my /home partition.

Can someone help me figure this out? Searching is leading me round in circles

  • Do you actually have a /home partition? You could tell by running df -hl May 6, 2020 at 23:19
  • Check fstab to see if you are mounting a /home partition. cat /etc/fstab and mount to see if correctly mounted.
    – oldfred
    May 7, 2020 at 2:37
  • Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda3 211G 9.7G 191G 5% /home 9.7g shows some usage (install two weeks old) cat /etc/fstab - shows a /home used during installation May 7, 2020 at 3:20

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df -hl and cat /etc/fstab

Did let me know it was being used and I was able to solve my root space problem by using gparted to grow my root partition

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