0 bytes on HD
jf_byrnes at comcast.net
Sun Apr 8 12:45:35 UTC 2012
Was doing a backup to a usb drive using Back In Time and came back to
find a message that I had 0 bytes available. I didn't realise I was so
low on space. Looking back I think that despite me using Back In Time on
a regular basis something changed and it tried to backup to the HD
itself instead of the attached USB drive.
I deleted a bunch of stuff and emptied the trash. Now the System
Total 91.8 GiB
Free 4.7 GiB
Available 0 bytes
I don't understand why I now have 4.7GiB free but none available.
What is my best course of action?
Would rebooting allow the 4.7GiB to be recognized as available or is a
reboot just asking for trouble at this stage?
The disk only has 10.04LTS on it and when I set it up I only formatted
half the disk so I have 100GiB of freespace to expand into.
Would it be best to boot from the install CD and try to expand it first
It's been a long time since I faced a similar problem and hoping someone
can assist me. Right now the machine is unusable because about the only
programs it will open a small utility programs. I had to use my seldom
used laptop for this message as Thunderbird will not open.
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