Root partition full, although baboab says different

Michele m.zarri at
Mon May 19 15:15:59 UTC 2008


I am not running out of space yet, but I cannot figure out where 2GB or so
of data are hiding.

Here's the df -h output:
michele at EvoN610c:~$ df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1             6.5G  5.7G  405M  94% /
varrun                506M  120K  506M   1% /var/run
varlock               506M     0  506M   0% /var/lock
udev                  506M   88K  506M   1% /dev
devshm                506M     0  506M   0% /dev/shm
/dev/sda4             373M   67M  287M  19% /boot
/dev/sda2              18G  8.5G  8.1G  52% /home

As you can see I am using 5.7G out of the 6.5G root partition.

The interesting thing is that if I start baobab I obtain the following
/usr 2.6GB
/var 480MB
/opt 420MB
/lib 88MB
/etc 14MB
All the other directories are below 10MB
In total it is less than 3.7 GB, not 5.7G as reported.

Any idea how I can find out how the missing space is used?

Note: ran apt-get clean, deleted the root trash, cannot see any file in /

Thanks in advance,

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