Ubuntu :: Running Out Of Disk Space?

May 7, 2011

I have a dual boot system that only has about 6.5 GB of total file space for Ubuntu on the disk. Recently I upgraded to 11.04, and have had problems logging on and in downloading and installing programs. Occasionally I get messages that say available memory [edit: I meant disk space, not memory] is too low.

I see from the disk analyzer that a folder called tmp is very large. Can that file be safely deleted? Anything else to clean up and scavenge more space?

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Ubuntu :: My Disk Keeps Running Out Of Space

Apr 27, 2010

A few days ago, I got a message that stated I had zero bytes of disk space left.Odd, I thought, but I had been doing video transcribing and thought that may be the issue.I moved a video (4 GB) off the hard drive to an external drive and then went about my business.This morning, I got the message again. I enclosed a screen shot. I moved a few more items off my hard drive - but then was soon out of space again. (Less than an hour later.)I logged in as root and poked around. I noticed that /var/archives had almost 60 GB of data in .tar.gz files.I moved them off to an external drive and am okay for now.

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Ubuntu :: Getting A Warning About Running Out Of Disk Space?

Sep 2, 2010

I'm a little puzzled as to why I'm getting a warning about running out of disk space. It seems others have similar issues but with little resolvI received a warning about how I have little disk space remaining. I got the message when writing files to my /home directory.The output of df -h is:

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 7.4G 5.9G 1.1G 85% /


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Feb 2, 2011

I started getting errors about running out of disk space in root this morning. I hunted up what's taking all the space; var/log is 39GB (Ubuntu is installed on a 50G partition.) It's specific files that live in that directory, not subfolders. The files are:

kern.log = 11.6 GB
messages (plain text file) = 11.4 GB
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Nov 25, 2010

Is there an easy way to see what packages use the most disk space? I am running of disk space and need to cleanup.

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Feb 18, 2010

I am trying to install CentOS 5.2, and the installation ran out of disk space after running for about 2 hours.I checked the FAQ, and it said 1.2 GB. The disk is 3 GB. The default install was selected, and I think that it checks for sufficient available disk space before installing. Still, it ran for quite a while before announcing that it was out of disk space.The Installation Guide is not very helpful, since there is a blank page where the disk space requirement is supposed to be. I just picked the default installation. A search of the forums on "not enough disk space" did not return much.

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General :: Why Is Used + Available Disk Space Always Less Than Total Disk Space

Feb 24, 2011

root@localhost:~ $ df /dev/sdb1
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sdb1 1922858352 23247088 1801935664 2% /mnt/external/sdb1


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Ubuntu :: The Problem Is Running Out Of Disc Space \ Can Add More Space?

Apr 23, 2011

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 with wubi and i have been enjoying my Ubuntu experience a lot. I installed quite a bit of programs and spent a couple hours customizing my machine. The problem is im running out of disc space. Any ideas on how i can add more space. I have gparted but i dont know where to move the free space to because wubi installed it.

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Jan 31, 2010

Today I was installing a lot of software since I'm just setting up my Slackware system again after a fresh install, and I realized that my root partition has very little space left.

Here is the output of df -h:


As you can see, I have a 20G (19G here for some reason) root partition, 8G /var, and 86G of /home. I thought this would be plenty since many recent recommendations for / are 10-15G. Now, though, 17G are used up for some reason! How is this possible? I thought a full slackware install only had about 4G of software! I don't have any music or movies or any crazy huge files that I know of, and those would be in my /home directory anyway. Is there any way I can see which files are taking up all this space?

If it's necessary to allocate more space to my / partition, is it still possible to boot up a GParted live Cd, shrink /home a bit, move some partitions to the right, and expand my root partition? I would REALLY prefer I don't have to reinstall since I just spent a ton of time setting up my system again, but if worst comes to worst ... :'-(

In case you're curious, here's my /etc/fstab:


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Aug 25, 2009

OS: RHEL AS 5 64-bit

HDD:300 GB Hardware mirror (HP blade bl460c)

While installing OS, in partition window after OS file system structure I've left 277 GB. But after installation it shows Size - 255GB and available disk space is 242 GB.

Isn't it weired? How can I use the total amount of space in Linux? I need the whole 277GB exactly. What should be my workaround?

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Ubuntu :: Disk Space Used Doesn't Match What Is Shown In Disk Usage Analyzer?

Feb 26, 2011

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.

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May 23, 2010

ran out of space in my /home dir. Have a second hard drive to install and would like to designate it as additional space for /home. I do not want to mount it as a dir inside my home I would like it to simply work as though my /home simply has more space available to it.

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Ubuntu :: Disk Full - Can't Free Any Disk Space

Jan 2, 2010

I'm running mythbuntu 9.04 and am having an issue with disk space.

I try 'rm' various log files but the space I free up lasts less than a minute before the disk reports as being full once more.

df -Th | sort gives:


/dev/sda1 ext3 8.3G 7.9G 0 100% /
/dev/sda6 ext3 138G 125G 6.3G 96% /music
/dev/sda7 xfs 783G 617G 167G 79% /videos
/dev/sdb2 xfs 344G 242G 103G 71% /recordings


There's nothing enormous in /var/log and my trash and the root trash are empty.

why size and used fields are not the same despite 100% usage being reported on sda1..

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General :: Disk Utility And Df Show Different Disk Space ?

Nov 18, 2010

I don't understand disk sizes in Linux. I have a 500GB drive. It's ext4. I have run "tune2fs -m 0" on it to reserve the amount of space reserved for root to 0.

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 that comes with a Disk Utility. When I run "System->Administration->Disk Utility (palimpsest)" the disk shows up as 500GB (see picture). But when I run df -h it shows up as 459GB. So, I don't understand the discrepancy.

When I run df I get the following:

Question: Why is Disk Utility showing me something different than "df"?

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Jan 4, 2011

df -h [URL] I did the following command to find everything is in /usr or /var, then tracked it down to /usr/lib and /usr/share as the main offenders, but out of all the directories none are more than 1mb or so.

du -sh /* | sort -gr | head -n 5

I tried to uninstall firefox, which is what got me in this mess in the first place, the log claims it will remove ~240 mb but failes on a "E: Write error - write (28 No space left on device)" [URL] If I could juggle something onto an external hard drive so I can uninstall firefox I would be out of the wood. Failing that I believe a new install is in order.

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Jan 25, 2011

I'm running out of space in wubi. Online wubi help didn't help much since they suggest creating extra virtual disk space(similar to having a diffrent partition i guess) .None of them speak about increasing the size of /root disk space(or root.disk). I store all files in space shared with windows or external disk and use ubuntu only to install and use softwares and browsing. So how do increase the available space for installing more softwares?

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Mar 19, 2010

We are running IPmonitor to monitor the disk usage on our Linux servers. It does not seem to coincide with what is reported when running df -h. For example on a Red Hat 5.3 server - our IPmonitor shows that 85% is used on the /usr partition, however when I do a df -h on the server it shows that 91% is used. Why there would be a discrepancy? IPmonitor uses SNMP.

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Mar 24, 2011

Until now I have just formated the disks, but it's frustrating since I need the files on the disk and I bet there's an easier way out. I tried to physically delete the .trash folder in the flash disk but that didn't work either. So, what do I do?

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Jun 11, 2011

I installed Ubuntu 11.04 (with wubi) and selected that I wanted 10 GB of disk space for Ubuntu.

There are two things I want to do now, so two questions:

1. How do I delete Windows OS from my computer? It's a new computer so I am sure I want to delete and I did not download anything but a few things on it.

2. After I do that, how do I set Ubuntu so that it's not still at 10 GB of disk space.

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May 7, 2010

I want to update my com but update manager says "The upgrade needs a total of 498M free space on disk '/'. free at least an additional 495M of disk space on '/'. Empty your trash and remove temporary packages of former installations using 'sudo apt-get clean'. I tried sudo apt-get clean and it did nothing I also checked the trash and theres nothing.

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Ubuntu :: Low On Disk Space Message?

May 30, 2010

I just booted it up and it said I had 60mb hard disk space left. I go onto disk usage analyzer from the message and it reads this

Total filesystem capacity: 41.8 GB (used: 11.8 GB) available 30.0 GB.

why this error message comes up?

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Ubuntu :: Extract ISO With Low Disk Space?

Jun 25, 2010

I've got a slicehost VPS with 10GB disk space, and I'm trying to extract a 6.4gb ISO file. Between the ISO and the OS i've got just 761MB to play with. Is there anyway to extract files from within the ISO without needing another 6.4gb?

I've tried mounting the ISO as read/write so I could move files instead of copy, but did not have any luck. See here and here.

Should I just give up, download the iso, then re-upload the files? 6.4gb represents a long time over dsl.

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Aug 12, 2010

I just finished my computer build and have installed Ubuntu lucid as my sole OS. Everything seems to be going well except for the fact that when I do "df -h", the size of my 1TB hard drive is reported as being only 908GB. I could understand if it was off by a few gigs but 92? The result is the same with the graphical "Disk Usage Analyzer." However, Under System>Administration>Disk Utility the correct number is displayed.

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Aug 26, 2010

I recently got an error message about there being low disk space. Well I checked to make sure it was true.Went to Computer and right clicked on "File System" and clicked properties. It said I had 0 bytes. I restarted and got the same Low Disk Space error, this time saying I have 258.5MB of space left. So, what could the problem be? I remember having 11GB of space left. Could this be a problem with my HD since it's pretty old? Well not too old, I think I've had it since like 2003.

If this is in the wrong area, than please do move it to the right location. Oh and here's a pic of what I mean: I should add, that I'm not having any problems surfing the web or anything. It's not going slow at all.I installed a deb. file for google talk, could that be messing with my computer? I just noticed that when I check the file system, the free space is always different. I just checked a second ago and it's at 248MB or so. So yeah, I have no idea what's wrong.

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Oct 16, 2010

I am a complete noob using Ubuntu 9.10 for the past 6 months. I have a dual boot system i.e windows XP and Ubuntu 9.10. I never had any issue until I started getting the following warning message whenever I try to install updates from update manager. I can't even download other stuff from internet.

Not enough free disk space

The upgrade needs a total of 173M free space on disk '/'. Please free at least an additional 63.1M of disk space on '/'. Empty your trash and remove temporary packages of former installations using 'sudo apt-get clean'. Emptying trash and using sudo apt-get clean did not help.

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Ubuntu :: How To Increase Disk Space

Mar 18, 2011

I have sony lap with 320 Gb hdd with 3Gb RAM with windows 7 home basic running on it.Through Ubuntu website i downloaded the Windows installer[WUBI].At first it asked about the disk space i allocated it as 12 Gb..Now i want to add more hdd space to it..Right now i have avaiable spave is 7 Gb free i want to incerase atleast to 20 Gb ....How should i do...

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May 8, 2011

I attempted to upgrade to 11.04 but I get an error message that says I do not have enough disk space. I am dual booting ubuntu from an external hard drive. How do I alter my partition size to allow for the upgrade?

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Aug 16, 2011

My system just crashed with a message that the /tmp space was full, and now after rebooting I can't login to gnome.

I hit ALT-F1 to get to the command prompt and logged in and ran "df" and I noticed that my root partition is 100% full. /tmp is part of the root partition. I deleted everything in /tmp but it wasn't much stuff.

I have a separate partition for /boot and /home and a separate swap partition.

Can someone please help me get logged in again!? pretty please

It is a 12GB partition, that should be more than enough for the root partition...

At the time of the crash, I was playing with "incron" a utility which monitors the file system. It was supposed to act upon the creation of a new file in /media/Data (which is not part of the / partition). The action was that it should copy using rsync any new files in that location to a backup on another disk. I ended my statement with ";" because other statements in incrontab were ended that way... i wonder if it rsynced to my root partition because of that...?

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Sep 20, 2010

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 on one 80GiB disk partitioned as two equal. The second one is mounted as my home folder. The reasons for the partitioning are historic and I don't think they're relevant here.

My problem is that Ubuntu frequently reports 'Low Disk Space'. The initial solution was to turn off backups and that seemed to ease the problem. Now it has started happening again, but backups are still turned off. I can't see anything unusual in the tmp directory - or anywhere come to that - but I don't really know where to look.

I have searched for known leaky problems but haven't found anything that seems to fit. I don't store images, videos or music.

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Feb 4, 2010

My Lpatop has a 300G hard drive. It came, as many do pre-installed with a Window OS, in this case Vista 32-bit Home Prem. I had partitioned the hard drive to give a C drive of 97.7GB (Partition 2 /dev/sda 2/Host), a partition for applications and programs, D of 48.8GB (Partition 3 /dev/sda3) and a third partition, E for Documents, etc. of 148GB (Partition 5 /dev/sda 5 media/doc), which on scanning seems to be a sub set of a partition Partition 4 W95 Ext d LBA dev/sda 4.......There is another partition, Partition 1 /dev/sda1 and is called WinRE and is of 2.80GB.All are NTFS except for the Partition 4Windows works fine and I have no problems, but when I use Ubuntu I get errors on startup. In the first instance it will not install the latest Kernal and it gives a Battery Management error in GNOME. I get Storage warning messages all the time, which I believe is the cause of the problems. See enclosed.

I am assuming that the disk space issue is in Host and or Home. Other than all the operational data and applications I do NOT use the Ubuntu filing system, rather the Partition 5 which I created solely for this purpose, so it's not a case of deleting files, it is purely how Ubuntu created itself on install and its operational requirements.The problem is resulting in no space or ability to do updates and new installs, and Kernal and Gnome issues.

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