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abexman
October 6th, 2012, 01:38 AM
On my two machines one with Ubuntu 12, the disk usage analyzer is very slow, really hangs in showing usage. For example I have had the analyzer open for an hour, and it still does not show usage. The other folder sizes take some time to show.

The laptop is a HP Pavilion laptop dv6, the other is a custom machine which is a few years old. Other programs are not slow. Both machines are showing low disk space errors, but even prior to these messages showing they were showing that.

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Any ideas?

hictio
October 6th, 2012, 04:53 AM
How much RAM do you have?
Do you have many, many, many small files?

abexman
October 6th, 2012, 11:23 PM
How much RAM do you have?
Do you have many, many, many small files?

3.7 GB. I should mention these are both dual boot Windows 7 machines. Hmm, not sure why I would have many, many small files more than anyone else? How would I define this? The Ubuntu install does not have many files beyond the relatively new installation. The Windows partition maybe? Not sure why it would, my files are mostly a few dozen podcasts, some software <50MB downloads?