Evening, I just deleted the virtualbox 6.1 from my system (Linux 20.04), I was hoping the partitioned hard drive would go back to its normal state after removing the virtualbox, now I don't have enough space on to configure the newly installed virt-manager (I had allocated about 32GB to the VM) how can I recover the "lost" storage space? please help... (the disk partitioning is showing: part 1- 600MB & part 2: 61GB of 64GB)

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    Please explain what do you mean by lost storage space. Elaborate the question with a more descriptive background, and also add photo of your current disk partitions, using gparted or disks tool. – Abhay Patil Sep 23 '20 at 18:26
  • Do you have a Virtualbox directory in your /home ? – user535733 Sep 23 '20 at 22:23
  • No, virtualbox has been completely deleted – Buti Dipeere Sep 23 '20 at 22:26
  • x-special/nautilus-clipboard copy file:///home/butiza/Pictures/Screenshot%20from%202020-09-24%2001-01-02.png – Buti Dipeere Sep 23 '20 at 23:02

Your disk does not seem to be partitioned to 32+32. You probably configured VM to use an image file, not a dedicated partition. After you removed the VM itself, it's data (including 32Gb image) are still there. You can probably

sudo apt purge virtualbox

instead of

sudo apt remove virtualbox

this will probably remove the VM disk image. Or you can remove it manually, but I can't tell for sure where it is.

  • x-special/nautilus-clipboard copy file:///home/butiza/Pictures/Screenshot%20from%202020-09-24%2000-58-51.png – Buti Dipeere Sep 23 '20 at 23:12
  • You are right, cause according to this screenshot I have 41GB free space.. (confused) – Buti Dipeere Sep 23 '20 at 23:14

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