root partition full
clanlaw at googlemail.com
Tue Dec 20 17:47:47 UTC 2011
On 20 December 2011 17:32, CJ Tres <ctres at grics.net> wrote:
> I've followed the guide at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1122670
> Unmounting all but system partitions,
> I've run apt-get-clean and -autoclean along with --autoremove, emptied trash
> in root and home and after I removed old kernels and headers I've reduced /
> by 4%.
> There are no large or numerous log files, although I did delete the oldest
> ones in each group.
> I did install doodle yesterday, which created a 20G directory in /var/lib.
> As an experiment I moved that folder to another hd but the size of / wasn't
> reduced, it's still 96% full! - 28G total 26G used 1.1G available. When I
> tried to put it back there wasn't enough room.
> Remaining directories are at or < 1%.
> Analyzing the file system with disk usage analyzer (gksudo boabab) still
> reports root as 100% full (after doing the above steps) and the size as
> 13.5G, home as 62.3% full - 8.4G, /usr as 27.5% at 3.7G and /var - 4,5% -
> 617.1 MB.
If you scan root using baobab you will find where all the space is
used. With the basic system installed it should not take more than 7
or 8 GB. Probably less.
> df -Th | sort says:
> /dev/sda1 ext3 28G 26G 1.1G 96% /
> /dev/sda7 ext4 51G 13G 36G 27% /home
> Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
> none devtmpfs 4.0G 704K 4.0G 1% /dev
> none tmpfs 4.0G 0 4.0G 0% /var/lock
> none tmpfs 4.0G 432K 4.0G 1% /var/run
> none tmpfs 4.0G 788K 4.0G 1% /dev/shm
> Is there something else I'm missing that I may be able to do to get the
> percentage down or is my / partition just too small?
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