I'm running a Ubuntu Dual Boot (16.04 alongside Windows 10), following this protocol : https://itsfoss.com/install-ubuntu-1404-dual-boot-mode-windows-8-81-uefi/
The initial partitioning is not enormous (Ext 4 Root partition is around 20G, a SWAP file of 8GB, and the Home partition is 40G).
However all my heavy data is store on a second ntfs 2.0 TB Hard disk, device /dev/sda2 mounted as /media/sachahai/DATA
I have several software on Ubuntu that load and store data on this hard disk and everything went fine (more than 80G of file already saved from UBUNTU to this disk).
However, I tried to unzip a 4G folder, containing 40'000 files, and it fails at a point with a 'No Space Left on device' error. And now I canno't even create a new folder or file on the second hard disk and have the same error.
I know this error has been reported several times, but the proposed solutions didn't work for me, and all the inodes and free space looks fine :
df - h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 32G 0 32G 0% /dev tmpfs 6.3G 9.6M 6.3G 1% /run /dev/nvme0n1p7 21G 9.4G 9.7G 50% / tmpfs 32G 93M 32G 1% /dev/shm tmpfs 5.0M 4.0K 5.0M 1% /run/lock tmpfs 32G 0 32G 0% /sys/fs/cgroup /dev/nvme0n1p1 646M 80M 567M 13% /boot/efi /dev/nvme0n1p9 34G 15G 18G 47% /home tmpfs 6.3G 60K 6.3G 1% /run/user/1000 /dev/sda2 1.9T 304G 1.6T 17% /media/sachahai/DATA
Filesystem Inodes IUsed IFree IUse% Mounted on udev 8200278 618 8199660 1% /dev tmpfs 8209580 906 8208674 1% /run /dev/nvme0n1p7 1343488 285747 1057741 22% / tmpfs 8209580 99 8209481 1% /dev/shm tmpfs 8209580 5 8209575 1% /run/lock tmpfs 8209580 17 8209563 1% /sys/fs/cgroup /dev/nvme0n1p1 0 0 0 - /boot/efi /dev/nvme0n1p9 2252800 297462 1955338 14% /home tmpfs 8209580 31 8209549 1% /run/user/1000 /dev/sda2 1636301572 1453504 1634848068 1% /media/sachahai/DATA
How can I resolve my problem ? (Freely use the free inodes and space of DATA hard disk from Ubuntu)
And also naive question : If I am on my Ubuntu boot, and I transfer a huge file from an USB stick to my second ntfs hard disk with plenty of space, will that data transit somehow throughout the ext 4 partitioning and need therefore the space here as well ? (Anyway at the moment I can't even create a folder, while having lot of space on both ext 4 and ntfs second hard disk)
Thanks a lot for your help