[ubuntu-uk] hard disk problem ?

Phill Whiteside phillw at ubuntu.com
Thu Jul 7 07:37:22 UTC 2011


I'm sure linux complains. but, as ever, if you want a belt and braces
approach... there is a little shell script that you can tie to a cron job
(along with a good discussion of its use on LANS etc.) at


P.S., I've never had Disk Full (it is called keeping an eye on things),
although I do recall running out of inodes many years ago on a UNIX server!

On Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 8:33 AM, Neil Greenwood <neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com
> wrote:

> Ar Dydd Iau 07 mis Gorffennaf 2011 08:11:40 BST, ysgrifennodd john
> beddard:
> > "Linux doesn't seem to give a warning message when the hard-disk is
> >   full, instead the system seem to die and shut down."
> >
> > Has anyone come across this before. They said it was their main reason
> > for not using Ubuntu ?
> >
> >  John
> Ubuntu definitely pops up a message when the disk space gets low (as
> long as it doesn't happen too quickly!), and offers help cleaning up to
> make more space. I can't remember exactly which program is included in
> the link: it could be baobab, a.k.a. Disk Usage Analyser.
> I saw it a couple of times while I was dual-booting this work PC, but
> then I removed the Windows partition and I haven't seen it since!
> Cofion/Regards,
> Neil.
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