[ubuntu-us-mn] Annomalous disk nearly full report
Fred H Olson
fholson at cohousing.org
Sun Dec 12 19:05:33 GMT 2010
BTW the 'anomalous' is mispelled in my subj line.
Thanks for the reply.
On Sun, 12 Dec 2010, Richard Laager wrote:
> The fact that the disk check and second reboot freed up a bunch of space
> sounds weird. That said, I'd look at file usage first. Either that will
> reveal the problem or it will give you more evidence of a wacky
> filesystem bug.
> If you have GNOME installed, try running `baobab` (a.k.a Accessories ->
> Disk Usage Analyzer). Otherwise, you'll have to do it yourself with
I have concluded that the error message is in error. I tried to
summarize the problem when I posted but guess I did not make that clear.
I did use baobab tho it was not too useful because it's numbers include
filesystems (other partitions) that are mounted or linked form the one
being examined. I did not see a way to limit the analysis to one
partition (short of undoing the mounting and links which would be a
pain to do and restore.
Thanks for the suggestion of "du" ; I had not remembered it. Next time
I see this error, I'll be better prepared to investigate.
I've added 'du' to a section in my notes I dont use some of them
often enough to remember them:
FILE STRUCTURE related commands ***
df report file system disk space usage
sudo fdisk -l show partitions
mount -l show mounted partitions
cat fstab show file fstab (has descriptive
info about the various file systems.
ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid show uuid's of partitions
du - estimate file space usage
Gnome tool: baobab ( Accessories -> Disk Usage Analyzer)
BTW the error message has a curious option something like
"ignore this error in future". As tho sometimes it comes up and
it is appropriate to ignore it?
Fred H. Olson Minneapolis,MN 55411 USA (near north Mpls)
Email: fholson at cohousing.org 612-588-9532
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