Re: Advice For Messed Up System
85% full root partition does not bode well. Assuming you use ext4, the file system is exceptionally good at keeping itself minimally fragmented until you breech the 80% usage number. Thereafter, it will start to fragment your files which will slow you down permanently. Ubuntu will also give you no warning as you approach 100% and will just one day stop working. With HDDs as cheap as they are these days, time to consider a cheap upgrade. We have no idea of your current disk size or config so the only way to give further advice is if you provide more info:
Newb: How far must I jump to clear the ledge halfway down?
Guru: It's bad to jump off cliffs. Let's look at better options.
Newb: Stop harping about "best practices" and just tell me.