Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Partition full while it isn't

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Beans
    6

    Partition full while it isn't

    So I reinstalled ubuntu on my laptop, but my partition is full while it isn't. I launch baobab, it says I got 4.48 GB free of 60GB while there are only 27GB files on my partition. Here is my partition set-up if it's useful:

    -PQSERVICE 12GB free 3.52GB
    -DRIVE 1 142GB free 25GB
    -DRIVE 2 71GB free 28GB
    -Ubuntu 63GB free 4.48GB ?????
    -swap 1GB
    -SWITCH 6.5GB free 6.3GB

    I have a Acer Aspire 7730ZG laptop, I don't know what else I should give for information.
    Please responds as soon as possible.

    Dirtcrusher

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    a puddle in Manchester
    Beans
    9,208
    Distro
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Partition full while it isn't

    I think a disk space error may be generated by Ubuntu when there is less than 5GB free space.
    MacBook Pro 10,1 retina

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    UK
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet

    Re: Partition full while it isn't

    Open System > Administration > System Monitor > File Systems. Is that saying the same as baobab?

    Post the terminal output of:

    Code:
    df -h
    Ubuntu 15.04 Desktop Guide - Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop Guide - Forum Guide to BBCode - IRC #ubuntuforums

    Member: Not Canonical Team

    Please do not PM me about your forum account unless you have been asked to. The correct place to contact an admin about your account is here.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Beans
    6

    Re: Partition full while it isn't

    It is saying the same as baobab. Here is the output of df -h:
    Code:
    Bestandssysteem       Grtte  Gebr Besch Geb% Aangekoppeld op
    /dev/sda5              63G   59G  1,2G  99% /
    none                  1,5G  336K  1,5G   1% /dev
    none                  1,5G  128K  1,5G   1% /dev/shm
    none                  1,5G  300K  1,5G   1% /var/run
    none                  1,5G     0  1,5G   0% /var/lock
    none                  1,5G     0  1,5G   0% /lib/init/rw
    /dev/sda2             143G  118G   26G  83% /media/Harde_Schijf_1
    /dev/sda3              72G   45G   28G  63% /media/Harde_Schijf_2
    /dev/sda1              13G  9,5G  3,6G  73% /media/PQSERVICE
    /dev/sda7             6,5G  188M  6,4G   3% /media/SWITCH
    Last edited by dirtcrusher; October 9th, 2010 at 04:29 PM.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    UK
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet

    Re: Partition full while it isn't

    The ouput of df is showing a root partition 99% full. When it gets that full, the GUI apps may give misleading output.

    Have a look in your trash, in ~/.local/share/Trash. There may be some stuff you haven't deleted.

    Also, if you have ever used a root nautilus, there might be things in root's trash, which you can find at /root/.local/share/Trash/ but only if you have used a root nautilus for deletion. If you haven't, there won't be a /root/.local folder.
    Ubuntu 15.04 Desktop Guide - Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop Guide - Forum Guide to BBCode - IRC #ubuntuforums

    Member: Not Canonical Team

    Please do not PM me about your forum account unless you have been asked to. The correct place to contact an admin about your account is here.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Beans
    286

    Re: Partition full while it isn't

    Applications -> Accessorie -> Disk Usage Analyzer

    This will help you trace the problem.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Magic City of the Plains
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Xubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    London, England
    Beans
    5,793
    Distro
    Xubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet

    Re: Partition full while it isn't

    I think that ext3/4 reserve around 5% of the disk space for user root only, to allow Linux to boot even when users use up all their disk space. That might explain your disk-full errors when there seems to be 5G free.

    DF certainly thinks that there is 59G of data on the partition, so I wonder what makes you think there is only 27G used. This command will tell you how much is stored on your root partition and which directories it's in:
    sudo du -hx --max-depth=1 /

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Beans
    6

    Re: Partition full while it isn't

    Thanks to everyone, I found the problem: there were 30GB of files in the root's trash. Thanks for the fast reply, I really like this forum.

    Dirtcrusher

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •