Help!!! Something is using most of my HDD space!!!

Peter Williams pewtas at gmail.com
Thu Feb 12 01:12:45 GMT 2009


Hi All,

Note my user name is 'user'. The home folder totals 32GB so it's NOT the
problem. Something else is taking all of the space.

Below are the results of 'du -h -x --max-depth=1' command  in the home
folder.

root at user-desktop:/home/user# du -h -x --max-depth=1
34M    ./tmp
4.3M    ./Documents
556K    ./.compiz
16K    ./.adobe
604K    ./.macromedia
884K    ./.nautilus
96K    ./.transmission
4.0K    ./.icons
28K    ./GNUstep
876K    ./.buoh
20K    ./.eric4
600K    ./.mcop
123M    ./.mozilla
32K    ./.sane
8.0K    ./.mplayer
1.8M    ./.purple
108K    ./.scribus
16K    ./.pulse
171M    ./cvsroot
20M    ./New2HelpMultiTabbed
31M    ./PDF
464K    ./.clamtk
64K    ./.winefish
3.7M    ./xlogo
12K    ./.xarchive
1.6M    ./.gconf
12K    ./.themes
7.0M    ./.cache
6.1G    ./Music
40K    ./.dvdcss
20K    ./.AbiSuite
12K    ./.ripoff
71M    ./Delphi.7.Second.Edition.v7.2
44K    ./.xine
12K    ./.openinvaders
12K    ./MP3_Shoutcast_Playlists
12K    ./.pdfedit
51M    ./Lazarus_1.4_alpha
38M    ./commodore
36M    ./vice-1.22
102M    ./.thumbnails
488K    ./.spumux
316K    ./.config
20M    ./.kde.old
32K    ./csv_comma_seperated_values
12K    ./.update-manager-core
1.9M    ./.local
213M    ./Photos
1.8G    ./pascal
4.0K    ./.egoboo
3.7M    ./.openoffice.org2
113M    ./OpenOffice stuff
4.0K    ./.gnome2_private
4.2M    ./.kompozer
12M    ./font_zip_files
8.0K    ./.kpackage
700M    ./Public
8.0K    ./.deb-gview
du: cannot access `./.gvfs': Permission denied
20K    ./FrostWire
4.8M    ./.gnome2
260K    ./Sitemap_generator
712K    ./Torrents
208M    ./Pictures
3.8M    ./.mozilla-thunderbird
220K    ./.frostwire4.17
2.5M    ./txt_files
464K    ./.gimp-2.4
72M    ./websites
25M    ./.streamtuner
11G    ./DVD_iso_images
92K    ./.gconfd
364K    ./.vlc
48K    ./.inkscape
649M    ./.wine
131M    ./.fr-SIsVP8
48K    ./.screem
16K    ./.qt
9.4M    ./.fonts
12K    ./.dbus
224K    ./.metacity
132K    ./.tomboy
98M    ./Desktop
164K    ./.bluefish
8.1G    ./Videos
4.0K    ./Templates
4.0K    ./.wapi
1.8G    ./Archives
8.0K    ./.update-notifier
127M    ./Misc stuff
1.5M    ./.kde4
132K    ./.fontconfig
380K    ./.evolution
3.4M    ./html
395M    ./OLD HDD
11M    ./.kde
81M    ./starlogo-linux-build-i386-nosound.
3.5M    ./.klamav
1.3M    ./liogo
132K    ./kdesvn_repository
4.0K    ./.ssh
576K    ./.gstreamer-0.10
8.0K    ./.cups
4.0K    ./.bogofilter
12K    ./.alsaplayer
40K    ./.subversion
218M    ./Lazarus_source_code
12K    ./Logo
208K    ./.lazarus
12K    ./.gnupg
7.3M    ./.java
32G    .

Fond Regards,
Peter Eric (aka 'pew') WILLIAMS
from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia -- phone (03) 6236-9675

My free website is: http://pewtas.googlepages.com  (or)
http://tinyurl.com/yuyejs

(please visit my free website and let me know what you think about it.)
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2009/2/12 Morgan Storey <me at morganstorey.com>

> I'd suggest doing the below in /home/username
> du -h --max-depth=1
>
> This will tell you what folder is using what.
>
> --
> Regards
> Morgan Storey,A+, MCSE:Security.
> IT Security Specialist.
>
>
> On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 8:56 AM, Dave Hall <dave.hall at skwashd.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Can you please run "df -h" (without the quotes) and post the output to
>> the list.
>>
>> Also please don't cross post, ask your question to one place, it wastes
>> resources having multiple people answering the same question in multiple
>> places.  Dropped yahoo group from CC
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>> Dave
>>
>> On Thu, 2009-02-12 at 08:48 +1100, Peter Williams wrote:
>> >
>> > Hello All,
>> >
>> > My problem is with this pc (this desktop) running Ubuntu with Gnome
>> > DE... and the Home space is around 37 GB. The main partition (see line
>> > 9 http://paste.ubuntu.com/117016/)
>> >
>> > I don't know what is taking up most of my space... I don't think it's
>> > the Ubuntu installation itself. But something is hogging most of the
>> > HDD and leaving me with only 3.2GB free hard disc space.
>> >
>> > Note that the HDDs in this pc is one terabyte (as 2 x 500 GB HDD). I
>> > will provide more technical details as requested.... as long as you
>> > explain how I'm to obtain this info.
>> >
>> > I should NOT be running out of HDD space!!! Note also that I rate
>> > myself as only a Ubuntu Beginner!!! The links below are the result of
>> > chats in #beginners-help chat forum ... I tried to ask in #ubuntu chat
>> > forum but it was so very busy that I was effectively ignored ;-(
>> > sudo fdisk -l
>> > results below
>> > http://paste.ubuntu.com/117016/
>> >
>> >
>> > ls -lah ~/
>> > results below
>> > http://paste.ubuntu.com/116901/
>> >
>> > df -h
>> > results below
>> > http://paste.ubuntu.com/116880/
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Fond Regards,
>> > Peter Eric (aka 'pew') WILLIAMS
>> >
>> > from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia -- phone (03) 6236-9675
>> >
>> > My free website is: http://pewtas.googlepages.com
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > (please visit my free website and let me know what you think about it.)
>> > Bob Hope  - "I have a wonderful make-up crew. They're the same people
>> restoring the Statue of Liberty."ls -lah ~/
>> >
>> > results below
>> > http://paste.ubuntu.com/116901/
>> > df -h
>> > results below
>> > http://paste.ubuntu.com/116880/
>> >
>> > Fond Regards,
>> > Peter Eric (aka 'pew') WILLIAMS
>> > from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia -- phone (03) 6236-9675
>> >
>> > My free website is: http://pewtas.googlepages.com
>> >
>> > (please visit my free website and let me know what you think about
>> > it.)
>> > Bob Hope  - "I have a wonderful make-up crew. They're the same people
>> > restoring the Statue of Liberty."
>>
>>
>>
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