over the past few months I have been getting that "XYZ MB remaining, ... Examine/Ignore" popup screen. Since this is an old ubuntu 10.04 on a small partition, it never troubled me much - after all, the amount it was complaining about was 586MB or such.
But recently I noticed the number has been going down and today I just saw ~180MB and decided to take action. I have a few "housekeeping / space freeing scripts" that i run when I think something's suspicious and that has been keeping me good for now. Today I also ran Computer Janitor and BleachBit to help things out.
Somewhere during bleachbit execution the 0 bytes dialog showed up. My question as a mostly windows user is - if my computer is really down to 0 bytes remaining (opening Desktop shows 668.5MB remaining in the statusbar) is it going to die like any windows machine would? I don't think it would, since it's been running fairly good with a pitifully small amount for a decent amount of time but I'd rather ask than being sorry.
This old ubuntu is really keeping my "skype/email" laptop stable and secure. I would hate losing it or having to update/reinstall anything. I think I actually freed up some space but if it really is down to 0 bytes, I'm kinda scared of restarting the machine. I'm mostly skeptical because gtkdiskfree shows that my /dev/sda5 mounted at "/" has 1.25GB free, while Nautilus shows that it has 668.9MB free, being at the root of "File System"
Please give some useful advice :)
Currently, "df -h" looks like this
shark@DEVSHARK:~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda5 12G 11G 1.1G 92% / none 1.5G 344K 1.5G 1% /dev none 1.5G 112K 1.5G 1% /dev/shm none 1.5G 196K 1.5G 1% /var/run none 1.5G 0 1.5G 0% /var/lock none 1.5G 0 1.5G 0% /lib/init/rw
This is my freespace.sh script I mentioned earlier
#big files echo 'Identifying big files...' sudo find / -name '*' -size +1G #big folders echo 'Identifying big folders...' sudo du -h --max-depth=1 / | grep '[0-9]G\>' #lost trash echo 'Identifying lost trash...' sudo find / -type d -name '*Trash*' | sudo xargs du -h | sort #cleanup packages echo 'Cleaning up packages...' sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get autoclean sudo apt-get autoremove #autotrash echo 'Autotrash-ing trash...' sudo autotrash --min-free=1024 echo 'I hope you got some free space back.'