I recently tried a frugal/poor mans install of knoppix that I placed in a folder in the root partition of /home (hda7) in opensuse 11.3. I decided to delete the folder and contents. The hard drive was busy for several minutes and after it was finished, I checked the disk usage and found that / was at 97% capacity, up from what was 10gig of free space. I could not find any traces of the deleted folder or its contents, so I used puppy linux and ran e2fsck on the / partition. Puppy linux reported 1.9gig free space and opensuse reported .5gig free space. My concern is if the deleted folder is taking up space in the root partition that I can not locate and why the difference in reported disk space usage in hda7. Also, if more packages are installed, where are they placed (/ or /home)?
We use a SLES 10 SP2 file server. This file server has all type of files. We want to know what is the amount of space used by mp3 files. What we need to know is the total space in disk of mp3 files. I've been testing du command, and find command, but with no satisfactory results. Does anybody know how to do this?
I have just purchased a 2TB drive for my server and I was trying to get an idea of the differences between these file systems or other file systems out there. What is the amount of space after formatting for ext4, ext3, and ntfs?
a friend of mine recently installed Ubuntu in his Laptop however is running really slow. It's Dell 1520 so I don't think the computer is that slow. I think what the problem is that he doesn't have a swap space. ok, I could use GPARTED to resize the HD and create SWAP space but how can I tell the system to permanently use that space?
I have a rel 5.6 system that we just added more memory to.
1. What is the correct or best way to increase swap? 2. Can I remove the swap space later on? 3. How do you remove it when done?
Our rootvg only has 8G available to it and I want to be sure if i allocate anything out to it I can reclaim when done without having to rebuild the system.
We have to do a lot of data moves so we allocated extra memory to this VM system and now we need to increase swap. I did see several articles in google but they describe using a new swap partition, a swap file and increasing an existing swap space. I am still not sure what is the best way to go knowing this is a temp situation.
When we want to setup a linux system, there is a common a suggestion like set the swap space as twice as big than your physical memory, I want to know why do we need this and how is this suggestion come from?
I have a linux server top reports about 9GB of swap used:But I cannot figure where's it use swap, some google results said that top - O commad follow by p will show swap usage by process. But as shown in the above image, taking a brief sum of the SWAP column shows that > 10GB of swap is used, so where does the 9GB figure for swap usage come from? Top reports that about 96492kb of ram is used by buffers. Is there anything I can do to utilize this, instead of using swap?
When I installed Ubuntu(with W.U.B.I) it gave a set amount of space, unfortunately I have come near the end of the set 15GB's I was just wondering if there was a way to increase the amount of space ubuntu can use
Closest analogy I can compare what I want to, is like the `sync` command, which writes out all stuff in the disk buffers, freeing the buffers.Instead of disk buffers, I want to 'clean out' my RAM and SWAP of any/all junk that's accumulated in there over the time my PC has been up. I've long wondered about this, but never asked, though I recall searching around several times..When I first boot it cold and log in, the memory usage bar on my desktop is near zero, and the swap is empty. But after a week or 2 or 3 or more of uptime, and with Firefox always running with a dozen tabs or so at any given time, I end up with all the memory full or 'filled with cached stuff', and the swap space is filled to capacity.Curiousity: I blame Firefox for leaking memory, but even if that's still the case today (historically it was) can this all be blamed on Firefox? Or what-all causes this, besides Firefox- just..Everything?
Here's current stats:
sasha@reactor: uptime 21:21:42 up 30 days, 10:07, 3 users, load average: 0.02, 0.05, 0.01 sasha@reactor: free total used free shared buffers cached
So, 3.8 of 4 Gib of RAM is occupied, and the 1 Gib swap space is jammed full 100%. This must slow things down to some degree, yes? I mean, the kernel does have to keep track of this, right?Of course closing all the applications doesn't make a difference (not an appreciable one anyhow) and the only way I have found to start fresh is to reboot.
I have a 250GB HD which has windows on 230GB and Ubuntu 10.04 on the other 20GB--Everything works 100% however i'd like to give Ubuntu some more of the free HD space that windows is using-Can that be done without formatting either OS?
I tried to install Portable VirtualBox using wine and even though I installed it on my /host/ folder (with 19 gb free) it downloaded some massive file on my Wubi installation (with 60 mb free) and now I am down to 3 mb left on Wubi and I can't find the massive file that it downloaded. Tried using the disk usage analyzer but nothing came up. Windows is unbootable so I can't use it.
Before this, Ubuntu would constantly decrease the amount of disk space I had free for no reason as well. It would jump from 120 mb one day to 50 mb.I moved my documents to my Windows folders but the disk space only stayed at 100 for another day or so before it went down again. apt-get auto/clean, localepurge, and deborphan are completely useless and there's something else going on behind the scenes here that I don't know about.Using Ubuntu Jaunty.
Wish a script which would delete cache content and remove additional files which have been downloaded via the internet and saved voluntarily by the user and files any thing other than those used by the OS in linux.Need a command which could make the execution of the above script possible before the shut down command is passed.
In gparted I have the following stats for my /home drive
size: 824 gb used 75.51 gb unused 748.59 gb
Now when I view this in nautilus it shows something else: remaining free space as 709 gb. My question is what happened to the 40gbs? the 75.51gb are my files, but where did the 40gbs go to? Because 709 (total remaining) + 75 (my files) + 40 (mysteriously lost gbs) = 824gb. When I first made the partiton, it was a 824gb partition and ubuntu had automatically at that point reserved about 40gb for something. Does anyone know why Ubuntu reserved this space?
I have a 500GB internal SATA and a 1TB external and i can't seem to determine what my free/available disk space amount is on my internal HD. External tells me when i right click on the drive...however, that doesn't work on the internal. I've tried using the Disk Utility app, but I can't seem to get that same data/read-out. Is there (preferable) CLI command that can be used to do this -specifically, by drive?
I am using LVM2 and have shrinked my /home partition and extended my / partition but I'm not sure if I used all the free space when growing my / partition. How can I find out? I prefer using the terminal if there is a graphical way to do this but I would like to know both ways if there are two ways.
it is possible if i can have sub-users in my server and can i allocate a limited amount of space only. For example i am the root of server and now i can add another user with name john and he should be able to use only of 2GB out of my total hard-disk.
After a terrible problem I had with x-server, I decided to opt for a clean install. So, naturally I poped in the 10.10 LiveCD (from Canonical), deleted the Ubuntu Partiton (ext4) and swap, and entered the installer. I have a 40gb Vista partition, 90gb media partition, and 20gb unallocated free space. Once I get to allocate drive space in the installation, I get three options - Install alongside other operating systems, erase and use the entire disk, or specify partitions manually. If I click install alongside other operation systems, it tries to take space away from my media partition to install ubuntu. I'm not too advanced with Ubuntu, so I don't think I'm going to specify my own. I don't know how much to give swap etc, etc, etc.What ever happened to use the largest amount of continuous free space? I have 20gb free I would love ubuntu to use.
find out the total amount of free unused partition space in a hard drive?
-- when i use fdisk to create a new partition; its hard to tell how much free space is available. -- tried searching the net but found no answers. some suggested using cfdisk. -- i don't have cfdisk installed on the centos 5.3 server. i don't think its bundled in the distro any more.
I am running a laptop with a windows partition and a ubuntu partition. I partitioned from windows, then setup the linux partition from the ubuntu cd and formatted it to ext4. I am running the Ubuntu 11.0.4 and Windows 7. PROBLEM: All reports indicate that the Ubuntu /home directory is eating 66 GB when there is no indication that is using even a fraction of that space. What can I do to reclaim the space?