[ubuntu-uk] hard disk problem ?

Simon Greenwood sfgreenwood at gmail.com
Thu Jul 7 08:48:52 UTC 2011

On 7 July 2011 08:52, Alan Pope <alan at popey.com> wrote:

> On 7 Jul 2011, at 08:12, john beddard <john at kernelnetworks.com> wrote:
> > However last night, after easily engaging in the usual 'Diss List' of
> Ubuntu inadequacy. We got given one 'Diss' that made me think. Baring in
> mind that this is useful for us also. It was this :
> >
> > "Linux doesn't seem to give a warning message when the hard-disk is
> >  full, instead the system seem to die and shut down."
> >
> What does windows or osx do in the same situation?
> I note that we provide a tool out of the box which allows users to
> examine disk usage, detailing exactly where space has gone. Empowering
> users to fix error situations themselves without having to call upon
> expensive windows system administrators.
> > Has anyone come across this before. They said it was their main reason
> for not using Ubuntu ?
> >
> I had an SSD run out of space on my desktop recently. Nothing bad
> happened. I got a pop up and fixed the problem.
> On my server I ran out of space last week and it carried on fine.
In some cases a server will fail if it runs out of space, particularly if
processes are trying to write to swap or a database is trying to write to

I had a situation a while back when ripping my CD collection to FLAC with
Sound Juicer that the laptop's disk became full with no obvious reason why,
until I found the 32Gb of temporary files in .gnome2...


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