Root partition full, although baboab says different

Karl Larsen k5di at
Mon May 19 15:25:35 UTC 2008

Michele wrote:
> Hello,
> 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
> results:
> /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 /
> itself
> Thanks in advance,
> Michele
    I had the exact thing happen. Load up in a LiveCD and then mount -t 
ext3 /dev/sda1 /mnt and then in the terminal look at every mount point 
for a un-used directory. I found mine and it fixed the problem.



	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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