I have 8 GB on my SSD reserved for Ubuntu (my home folder is on my second hard disk and has 1 TB). Since I started using Ubuntu in March 2009, 8 GB has always been way more than enough - Ubuntu used to take up 4.5 GB at most.
Now, all of a sudden, it's taking 7 GB and I only have 650 MB left to work with. It's making all my applications crash because they don't have enough space left to operate. Ubuntu Tweak even crashed when I ran the Janitor to clean stuff up.
I don't know what's taking all this space all of a sudden! I've been doing a lot of video and audio transcoding / ripping DVDs, so I guess some of those programs took the liberty to place their temporary folders in the root file system:
- MKVmerge (mkvtools)
What can I do to free that space back up? And why do they use it to begin with? I thought it was only for system programs and super admin users and stuff.