Questions tagged [disk-usage]

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

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No disk space error on newly installed 16.04 [closed]

I recently installed Ubuntu in dual boot with Windows 10, I created a partition of roughly 150GB for it but after a few hours of usage i get this error: The volume filesystem root has only 0 bytes ...
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ubuntu--vg-ubuntu--lv partition full for no apparent reason?

I am using ubuntu server on a few machines but it seems 2 of them are afflicted with this issue while the others are totally normal. Both machines are very barebones, outside of the ubuntu server OS ...
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cannot create new directories

I cannot create new directories with specific names on a partition. It happend on Ununtu 20.10, I updated to 21.04 and it still happen. Here is the error I receive: l*@l*-desktop:/media/l@/...
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Empty space under Plank dock

I've installed Plank dock on my Ubuntu 20.04 and in the preferences I've unchecked 'Hide Dock' to stays on top but then I have a black space under the dock from the top to the bottom. How to remove ...
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What is difference between tune2fs and blockdev for create read-only file system?

What is difference between tune2fs -O ^read-only and blockdev --setro? Did i missed something?
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Low disk space in ubuntu partition does not allow me to login stuck at dev sda files blocks [ubuntu 20.04]

After the file system warning me about low disk space when I try to login its showing me the message on the screen dev/sda clean XXXXXX/XXXXX files XXXXX/XXXXX blocks hence I can not access my GUI. ...
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Raspberry Pi - Ubuntu will not boot

I am running apache2 and a MYSQL database on a Raspberry Pi 4 with a 32 GB SD card. Ubuntu version is 20.10. This Pi is used to host a local database, that is frequently updated via a python program. ...
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Can't figure out why is my root is running out of space

I installed Ubuntu on dual boot with my Windows. I allocated a 80GB of my nvdme 1TB SSD for a partition that I installed Linux on. Then I launched my PC with a USB that got the ISO of Ubuntu on and ...
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Unusable disc space [duplicate]

I have recently decided to Ubuntu along the windows 7. when I arrived to the partition management section, I Created a root 30Gb partition from 70Gb usable space, so rest of the space got unusable and ...
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Freeing space in a ubuntu full partition by a lubuntu system loaded from usb

How can i delete files from a Ubuntu totally full partition (cannot boot on it) using a LUbuntu system loaded from a usb key: how to obtain permission?
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“0 bytes free” after partition resizing, but there is much unused space [duplicate]

Using GParted, I resized two Ext4 partitions on my external HDD, making them smaller. But now the OS says there is no space available on both of them. This is the outptut of df -H for those partitions....
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Install Ubuntu on Windows machine with very limited space

I have a Surface Book machine with quite pure hardware: 8/128 GB. Almost all hardware space is used by Windows, but I need Ubuntu as a second system on the same machine. I'm not considering virtual ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 stuck at “/dev/nvme0n1p6 clean. xxx/xxx files. xxx/xxx blocks” during boot

I have shutdown Linux after using Docker, which was using all storage available (the system warned it had 0 bytes available). Now I can't boot Linux, as it shows: dev/nvme0n1p6 clean .... files. I'm ...
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Problem in saving files in harddrive

My ubuntu is installed in SSD, and I have a HDD also. whenever I want to download something from the internet and try to save that in the HDD, it is showing error message. Is there any option to ...
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Space issues on Ubuntu, no space to install GParted [duplicate]

My Ubuntu stopped saving my files last time I was working on it, saying "insufficient hard disk space". I tried rebooting my PC and it won't open. Rather, a black screen with a single dash ...
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“Not enough free disk space” error after deleting huge log file from flash drive

All started this morning when I couldn't boot into Gnome, and got a blinking cursor. I realised nvidia-driver-460 had unmet dependencies, but I couldn't fix it since running sudo apt install --fix-...
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How to mount unused space to my ubuntu partition?

I am having issues mounting some space on my harddrive to Ubuntu. I have about 800gb of unused space, that I never used when installing Ubuntu. I wish to use that now, but I am not sure where to begin....
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No more free space on main partition

I start by saying i am a noob in Linux systems and the only reason i need help is because i built a home server to have a bit more complex developing environment plus the obvious benefits like media ...
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What is the best pre-plan tactic for calculating lv disk space if I am using ubuntu server as a primary web server?

From the start, I know I will be requiring a 250GB lv for the transfer of my websites to an ubuntu server 18.04.5. So, right from the start I will need my installed ubuntu server lv to gobble up 250GB ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 on VMWare Workstation 16 says the disk full even though it isn't

I've checked for similar problems more or less but couldn't find the exact cause. I'm in a hurry right now, I'm developing a program on Ubuntu 20.04. If I close this VM for now it won't boot again. ...
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Cannot install pip module because there is 'no space' left on device

When I try to install the pytorch module for python3.8 pip complains that there is no space left on the device e.g. $ pip3 install torch Collecting torch Using cached torch-1.8.1-cp38-cp38-...
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Free space issue when allocating extra space

I had issue with Linux docker container ,It gives error when adding extra space 100G , insufficient free space: 25600 extents needed, but only 0 available. Can someone please advise. Thankyou!
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“low Disk Spac on Filesystem root” ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS

Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS Release: 20.04 Codename: focal df -h output: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 3,8G 0 3,8G 0% /dev ...
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Timeshift unanswered questions

I'm new to Linux and found out the hard way about the virtues of keeping a backup I can restore my system from. So I am trying Timeshift and have some questions about what's going on under the hood. ...
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Low disk space on Filesystem root

I am having this popup. I have seen others having the same issue but am not sure how to deal with it, since each solution was different. Can someone suggest what to do here? I'd like to list the ...
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Opinion on what my disk usage analyzer shows

I recently installed Ubuntu and it's pretty slow on my machine: 12GB memory, 96GB SSD (where the OS run") and 1TB HDD I've only installed anaconda-navigator and some extensions... nothing at all, ...
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Dual-Boot Ubuntu 18.04/Windows 10 No Room

I am trying to dual boot my Dell Latitude D7270 with Windows and Ubuntu Desktop 18.04. When I enter I look at my storage in settings it says my C: drive has 98GB free (230 GB Total). Yet when I try to ...
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How to know which process useing which disk?

I have a system with multiple disk loaded by fstab. I set my second disk auto-suspend time to 10min but disk seems to spin forever. Now I need to know which process is accessing that particular disk.
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Why multiple 'Free Space' blocks when looking at disks utility

Here's a picture of what I see when looking at disks utility: Why do I have 2 Free Space blocks? Can I combine them into one? If so how? Are these 'blocks' called partitions?
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Unable to free up disk space

I used Kazam to record a 12-minute screen recording and it somehow managed to create a 40 GB file. This caused my computer (really the computer on a Husky robot) to run out of memory. I tried to ...
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The DF command and deciphering it [duplicate]

I've been using Linux for about 4 weeks now, more specifically Ubuntu. I wanted to find the remaining disk space I have left and was told that the df command will give me all the information I need to ...
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Windirstat shows Ubuntu is taking up 70 GB of space

As a preface I am using Ubuntu with WSL. I have been having trouble lately trying to figure out how exactly to clear disk space that is being taken up by a hard drive called ext4.vhdx stored in ...
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Disk Full, Can't login

I'm running Kubuntu 20.10. I had at least some 5 GB free earlier today. Then apps started acting up. I checked in dolphin, and found I had 0 GB free. I cleared space, at least 2 GB, but it filled up ...
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Freeing Up Disk Space /var

I want to free up some space. When I run ncdu, this is the screen I got: /storage is another disk, it is not relevant in my question, just ignore it. /var directory is too big, and I want to reduce ...
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Secondary drive has been renamed incrementally

I have a small problem, I'm not stuck at all I have a Kubuntu 20.04 with a secondary disk of 1Tb and a partition called "data" I'm using this OS since 4 mounth now and I've noticed something ...
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How to find out the size of recently downloaded files?

I have installed a bunch of development packages from the Ubuntu repositories today, and some of them seem to have had massive amounts of dependencies. Out of curiosity — and to notify those who read ...
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My /Root says I only have like I am low on space, someone help me figure this out? [duplicate]

My /dev/sda6 says I only have 4.7G available but still use% is 99? It does not make sense. Can someone help me with this? waybackdrm@dolansroadbike:~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% ...
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VMWare: File system is critically low on free space and VMWARE Player paused because disk is too full

I'm receiving this error message when I start up my VMWare Player. I think I have enough free space - would appreciate help as important files are on this machine! The file system upon which '/home/...
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Why does df -h show so much wasted space on /dev/shm, /sys/fs/cgroup and /run/shm?

I recently setup a Ubuntu 20.04 server virtual machine and when running df -h, I see the following: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev ...
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Low disk space on filesystem root despite GParted showing 8GB free

I keep getting the error message "low disk space on filesystem root, 200MB remaining.." message, but when I check disk usage it shows me 8GB free?
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Why does the home folder eats few gigabytes(say 6gb) of its allocated space where that space lies and used for what?

Recently i installed timeshift for backup system recovery....it ate up half of the drive and i decided to uninstall timeshift.... and i decided to clean up the system as well by referring to some ...
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I am trying to unzip bz2 file but then I get the error saying No space left

bzip2 -dk a.osm.bz2 bzip2: I/O or other error, bailing out. Possible reason follows. bzip2: No space left on device Input file = a.osm.bz2, output file = a.osm bzip2: Deleting output file a.osm, ...
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No space left on device but disk not full

root@-50:~# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 32G 0 32G 0% /dev tmpfs 6.3G 1.7M 6.3G 1% /run /dev/md0 7.3T 7.0T 0 100% / tmpfs ...
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Is it safe to delete folders from /tmp in Ubuntu

I have a ubuntu in which disk is getting full. When I checked the disk usage, I noticed that most of the disk was getting used in /tmp folder. When I opened the /tmp folder, I realized, it has folders ...
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My media storage HDD is constantly spinning in my laptop even when I'm not using that

My laptop has two drives: An SSD for the operating system (Kubuntu 20.10) and an HDD for media storage. Under windows my HDD only spins up when it's necessary but under linux it's spinning constantly ...
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why are file system usage metrics different?

I keep getting warnings my 250GB ssd is running low on space, from system monitor: if I run sudo lsblk -o NAME,FSTYPE,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT,LABEL sda 232.9G ...
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My External Hard Drive is unrecognisable?

I was attempting to format a hard drive. While it was not showing any rate of completion during formatting process so unplug it immediately. Later my hard drive isn't detected by any device.
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Merging a “read-only” partition into the main partition

I have tried to enlarge my lubuntu 20.04 disk size, which is being run within VirtualBox. This created a second device /dev/sda1 which I can see but I cannot access. When I run sudo sfdisk -luS I see: ...
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du reports wrong folder size [duplicate]

I am seeing some very strange results when using du on some of my folders. For example: #cd /storage/main_folder #du -h --max-depth=2 subfolder1 | grep subfolder2 1.8G subfolder1/subfolder2/...
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Linux file explorer with Windows-like visual disk management? [closed]

Is there any file manager that looks like Windows Explorer? I mean, when I download a large file, I want to know which of my partitions have sufficient empty space, as shown in the screenshot. Is ...

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