Ubuntu :: No Free Space , File Size Doesn't Match / Fix It?
Feb 17, 2011
In trying to solve a friend's lack of foresight, i have currently disabled my system.
I was using dd_rescue to make a copy of a drive with a corrupt and unfixable Partition Table. I was a fool, and had a drive mounted to /media/Storage, but ran the backup to /media/storage.
Thus, dd_rescue completely filled my primary drive before informing me that there was a problem.
I don't really trust myself with command line work, so I foolishly sudo'ed nautilus and deleted the folder /media/storage.
Unfortunately, I didn't realize it, but the available space on the drive still read 0bytes.
I tried Terminal work to do a sudo apt-get clean command, but for some inane reason, the laptop screen won't support the display setting for the Terminal login, so I just had to hope that I was doing it right.
I wasn't, and decided to try working from a Live CD so I could see what I was doing.
the folder /root/.Trash/ doesn't exist on Ubuntu's install drive, and I can't figure out why the properties of the drive say "contents: 241310 files, 3.7 GB" but also "Total capacity: 52.8 GB. Free space: 0 bytes"
Any suggestions on how I can get this to shake out?
I am trying to create an empty file based on the remaining hard disk space. The problem is that when I create a file that is 1 GB large, the df command shows the remaining space to be only 12 kb smaller than it was before the file was created.
someone@here:/tmp/delete# df Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 36827144 5031592 29924788 15% /
My laptop has 2Gb of ram, 4Gb of swap, 40Gb hdd and an intel pentium 1.40GHz cpu, even when compiling stuff or maxing out everything the 4Gb of swap is never touched, with such a small hdd I'd like to reduce the swap to about 2Gb (just in case) to free up some space, does anyone know what commands/tools are available to accomplish this?
If I have a panel larger than standard size, the notification icons scale accordingly but the indicators stay the same size so it looks pretty rubbish. I would like the notification icons to stay the same size.How can I fix it?
i have successfully set up squid3 with squeeze using guide on this forum viewtopic.php?f=16&t=59301 . The only problem that i have is the size of /var/log/access.log is too big and keep increasing so i run out of free space. The size of it always the same size as my free space hard disk (so it make me run out of free space in just one day, it can have size to 30 Gb ) right now , the only workaround i make is using crontab to rm access.log every hour . I'm sure this is not the right solution . Does anybody know the correct workaround about this ? I have searching in google but seems havent yet have luck with this .
I have 160gb laptop. i installed vista in c primary partition which is 25gb and installed ubuntu in d primary partition which is 20gb. A remainig for my data. Now i tried to install CENT OS by formatting ubuntu. I inserted CENT OS DVD and restarted and i selected to delete my /dev/sda2 which is showing 20480mb and it shown me free space. but i tried to add partion /boot of 100mb it got added. but, when i am trying to add / of 3000mb in the remaining 20380mb free space it showing an error message that no free space is available.
After moving to Lucid Lynx, I've noticed, that when I view Folder Preferences, Nautilus no longer displays the free space available, but instead displays "Free space: Unknown".
In some cases it still appears to show the free space, for example when viewing properties of Home folder, or viewing the properties of a detachable HDD in media-folder (but not when trying to view the properties of any of the folders _on_ that HDD).
i installed quake 4 with id software's run file and copied the pk4 files to the folder but anyways, when i deleted the game, the free hard drive space didn't come back. i had 20 gig free before install and when i installed it, i had 18 gig free but then i deleted it and i still have about 18 gig free. it didn't free up any space when i deleted it.
After running photorec I went from having ~30 gb of free space to having 0 bytes of free space. I have deleted all the results of photorec and various other large files and removed them from trash but it still has not freed up any space. Also, my firefox no longer has back/forward functionality which I'm sure would be fixed by a reinstall but seeing as I have 0 space, I can't really do that. Any thoughts?
Some thing is using up a huge amount of my disk space about 10G and I can not determine what it is. When I look at my disk usage in system monitor it say I have used about 25G and when I scan the directory in disk usage analyzer the entire file system used is 15G.
i want to grep lines which do not start with # or a blank space. like
bla bla bla bla
how do i do this? i tried grep --invert-match '^#' which gives lines not starting with # but gives me blank lines too i tried grep --invert-match '^#|^ ' which will give lines not starting with # OR not starting with blank ( which means any line including ones starting with #
I have BackInTime backing up my computer to a RAID cluster. The problem is that BackInTime doesn't have an option to limit disk space used. I also use this drive as a fileserver, and need to be able to keep some space open for that.
Is there a way that I can limit the amount of space a specific folder can take up? Alternately, is it possible to create a disk image that will only take up the amount of space in the image, but can automatically expand to a certain size? It would work similar to the Mac SpaseBundle format.
I have decided that my partition table does not meet my needs Barrymore, and I want to shrink the "/" partition by 80GB, and then create another file system on that space. I did some research on-line, and I'm not sure which way is the easiest and more secure way to perform the change with out putting the "/" file system on risk.
I've got a question on free disk space. I'm currently running CentOS 5.5 on in Xenserver virtual environment. We've had an issue with disk space. My question is as follows: - from a ssh connection i run df -h this gives the value of 90% used leaving me with 9GB. If I use system monitor via a VNC connection the free disk space value is 20GB free on the same volume. Which one is correct? I do use SNMP to monitor the same volume and should alert me when < 10% is free I know this works as I set the alert threshold to < 90% I get an alert.
i used gddrescure to clone an 80gb harddrive and this is the result ROFL.i guess you can only do this making sure the target drive is the same size, you see i didnt know lol so..i now have THIS problem.can anyone tell me how to turn my unallocated space into a usable 'free' space? i could play with gparted right now but i dont wanna do anything wrong, so if theres anyone who can tell me how to do this.
I was trying to install Fedora 13, on to my laptop. I have 30 GB of unallocated space in extended partition. When trying to install Fedora 13, I got stuck, as the installer says that there is no free space for installation.can convert the unallocated space into free space.
I have red hat linux server and it has mysql installed whenever i write on terminal command mysql -u root it shows error "ERROR 2002 (HY000): can't connect to local MYSQL server through '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock (111) "
And another problem is that it is showing 0 byte free space istaed of freeing the space. it may seems that both problems are dependent on each other.
I was just testing specifying limit on file size to a user and have added the following to /etc/security/limits.conf bob soft fsize 100 This basically should have said not to allow bob to create anyfile greater than 100Kb in size.
But the interesting thing is, if bob already has any file which is greater than 100Kb in size, it even doesn't allow to log him into the system both from console and SSH. Also nothing is logged in logs.. How do I configure it so that, bob can login to the system even though he has any file greater than 100Kb (but doesn't allow him to create file which are greater than 100Kb) ??
I have a question about the icon sixe in gnome menues. I installed the program Calibre and the icon that shows up in the menues is like 4X the size of all the other icons. All the others are fine just Calibre.How do I change the icon size to match all the others?
I opened a thread but I think it was on the wrong place. Anyway I have a problem with harde disk space, here it is: I got a new server and checked for empty space after isntalling some stuff. here is the result:
Code: debian:/var# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda3 455G 47G 385G 11% /
I have a two hours long home video with I edited in a video editor program. I'd like to burn it to DVD, but first I need to export it to an mpeg file. Cinelerra doesn't allow me to render to mpeg, instead it offers .avi or .dv - problem is that the resulting file size is enormous. (i.e. 1 minute of .avi = 1.2GB! or around 500MB when I output to .dv) What file format would be best to render to and at the same time not to get an insanely big file? I'd like to keep it under 1GB if possible.
I just install Ubuntu 9.10 on my flesh drive with capacity 4 Gb free space now is 300 Mb but i have found that some folder have colon FREE space and quite big some folders have free space more than 1 gb))here is a question 1: HOW COULD I GET THIS FREE SPACE? does exist any folders which are not needed for system and i can delete?
I use Redhat EL 3 server , I found that the / directory is nearly full , then I remove the file in it .Now ,the files are removed , but I found that the / directory size is not changed , I sure the files are under / directory , it is strange that sometimes this problem do not happen , I usually reboot the server then the size will be reduced .