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  1. #1
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    My Ubuntu partition runneth over

    The result of running this command is:

    Code:
    lise@lise-HP-620:~$ df -i
    Filesystem        Inodes  IUsed     IFree IUse% Mounted on
    /dev/sda5         983040 966843     16197   99% /
    udev              215029    594    214435    1% /dev
    tmpfs             218672    509    218163    1% /run
    none              218672      6    218666    1% /run/lock
    none              218672      7    218665    1% /run/shm
    /dev/sda2      138498092 329586 138168506    1% /media/sda2
    /dev/sdb               0      0         0     - /media/HP_SW
    lise@lise-HP-620:~$
    I've solved the problem here and now by deleting 11,000 files I didn't need anymore, but there has to be a better strategry.

    Looking around reveals a lot of these guys:

    Code:
    /lib/modules/*/kernel/drivers/
    with about 4,300 files each. Can I delete something here? Or here:

    Code:
    /proc

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    Re: My Ubuntu partition runneth over

    Hi There is no point to deleting anything in '/proc' because it is a virtual file-system.

    You might have a lot of old kernels though.

    Post the output - in [code] tags of
    Code:
    dpkg -l | grep linux-image
    Do you have Synaptic Package Manager installed, if you have it will make life a little easier.

    If not and you cannot install it we will try a different way.

    Thank you.

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    Re: My Ubuntu partition runneth over

    Apart from the old kernels, there may also be a lot of old kernel headers, using far more inodes.
    Code:
    dpkg -l | grep linux-headers
    Best to uninstall both old kernels and old kernel headers.

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    Re: My Ubuntu partition runneth over

    My partition is filling up .. so this thread prompted me to read further here ..

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...leanup+kernels

    and I'll now use System Tools > Ubuntu Tweak > Computer Janitor > System > Old Kernels to jettison baggage.

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    Re: My Ubuntu partition runneth over

    Thank you for all the suggestions! Here are some answers.

    Unfortunately I have almost no files in /tmp.

    Yes, I do have Synaptic Package Manager installed.

    Using find | wc -l to count files:

    Code:
    /home                34176
    /lib                97555
    /media                354748
    /proc                102636
    /sys                28391
    /usr                814481
    /var                24581
    
    /media/sda2            354744
    
    /usr/lib            32451
    /usr/share            158893
    /usr/src            614637
    
    /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-34                    13877
    /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-34-generic            8415
    /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-34-generic-pae        8434
    /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-35                    13877
    /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-35-generic            8415
    /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-35-generic-pae        8434
    /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-36                    13877
    /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-36-generic            8415
    /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-36-generic-pae        8434
    /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-37                    13877
    /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-37-generic            8415
    /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-37-generic-pae        8434
    ...
    /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-58                    13879
    /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-58-generic            8420
    /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-58-generic-pae        8439
    /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-59                    13879
    /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-59-generic            8420
    /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-59-generic-pae        8439
    
    $ dpkg -l | grep linux-image
    rc  linux-image-2.6.38-12-generic          2.6.38-12.51                                        Linux kernel image for version 2.6.38 on x86/x86_64
    ii  linux-image-2.6.38-8-generic           2.6.38-8.42                                         Linux kernel image for version 2.6.38 on x86/x86_64
    rc  linux-image-3.0.0-12-generic           3.0.0-12.20                                         Linux kernel image for version 3.0.0 on x86/x86_64
    ...
    ii  linux-image-3.2.0-59-generic           3.2.0-59.90                                         Linux kernel image for version 3.2.0 on 32 bit x86 SMP
    ii  linux-image-generic                    3.2.0.59.70                                         Generic Linux kernel image
    $ dpkg -l | grep linux-image | wc -l
    39
    
    $ dpkg -l | grep linux-headers
    ii  linux-headers-3.2.0-34                 3.2.0-34.53                                         Header files related to Linux kernel version 3.2.0
    ii  linux-headers-3.2.0-34-generic         3.2.0-34.53                                         Linux kernel headers for version 3.2.0 on 32 bit x86 SMP
    ii  linux-headers-3.2.0-34-generic-pae     3.2.0-34.53                                         Linux kernel headers for version 3.2.0 on 32 bit x86 SMP
    ...
    ii  linux-headers-generic                  3.2.0.59.70                                         Generic Linux kernel headers
    ii  linux-headers-generic-pae              3.2.0.59.70                                         Generic Linux kernel headers
    $ dpkg -l | grep linux-headers | wc -l
    62
    
    $ df -h
    Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda5        15G   13G  1.5G  90% /
    udev            965M  4.0K  965M   1% /dev
    tmpfs           389M  944K  388M   1% /run
    none            5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
    none            972M  492K  971M   1% /run/shm
    /dev/sda2       281G  150G  132G  54% /media/sda2
    /dev/sdb        118M   17M  102M  14% /media/HP_SW

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    Re: My Ubuntu partition runneth over

    Quote Originally Posted by anemone42 View Post
    Thank you for all the suggestions! Here are some answers.

    Unfortunately I have almost no files in /tmp.

    Yes, I do have Synaptic Package Manager installed.

    Using find | wc -l to count files:

    Code:
    /home                34176
    /lib                97555
    /media                354748
    /proc                102636
    /sys                28391
    /usr                814481
    /var                24581
    
    /media/sda2            354744
    
    /usr/lib            32451
    /usr/share            158893
    /usr/src            614637
    
    /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-34                    13877
    /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-34-generic            8415
    /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-34-generic-pae        8434
    /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-35                    13877
    /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-35-generic            8415
    /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-35-generic-pae        8434
    /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-36                    13877
    /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-36-generic            8415
    /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-36-generic-pae        8434
    /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-37                    13877
    /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-37-generic            8415
    /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-37-generic-pae        8434
    ...
    /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-58                    13879
    /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-58-generic            8420
    /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-58-generic-pae        8439
    /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-59                    13879
    /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-59-generic            8420
    /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-59-generic-pae        8439
    
    $ dpkg -l | grep linux-image
    rc  linux-image-2.6.38-12-generic          2.6.38-12.51                                        Linux kernel image for version 2.6.38 on x86/x86_64
    ii  linux-image-2.6.38-8-generic           2.6.38-8.42                                         Linux kernel image for version 2.6.38 on x86/x86_64
    rc  linux-image-3.0.0-12-generic           3.0.0-12.20                                         Linux kernel image for version 3.0.0 on x86/x86_64
    ...
    ii  linux-image-3.2.0-59-generic           3.2.0-59.90                                         Linux kernel image for version 3.2.0 on 32 bit x86 SMP
    ii  linux-image-generic                    3.2.0.59.70                                         Generic Linux kernel image
    $ dpkg -l | grep linux-image | wc -l
    39
    
    $ dpkg -l | grep linux-headers
    ii  linux-headers-3.2.0-34                 3.2.0-34.53                                         Header files related to Linux kernel version 3.2.0
    ii  linux-headers-3.2.0-34-generic         3.2.0-34.53                                         Linux kernel headers for version 3.2.0 on 32 bit x86 SMP
    ii  linux-headers-3.2.0-34-generic-pae     3.2.0-34.53                                         Linux kernel headers for version 3.2.0 on 32 bit x86 SMP
    ...
    ii  linux-headers-generic                  3.2.0.59.70                                         Generic Linux kernel headers
    ii  linux-headers-generic-pae              3.2.0.59.70                                         Generic Linux kernel headers
    $ dpkg -l | grep linux-headers | wc -l
    62
    
    $ df -h
    Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda5        15G   13G  1.5G  90% /
    udev            965M  4.0K  965M   1% /dev
    tmpfs           389M  944K  388M   1% /run
    none            5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
    none            972M  492K  971M   1% /run/shm
    /dev/sda2       281G  150G  132G  54% /media/sda2
    /dev/sdb        118M   17M  102M  14% /media/HP_SW
    You might need to make a larger root partition - 15G is too small.
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    Re: My Ubuntu partition runneth over

    Uninstalling some older versions of Ubuntu seems like a good idea, so I'm going to try that. Thanks for the help!

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    Re: My Ubuntu partition runneth over

    Uninstall all linux-image-* and linux-headers-* packages with versions below 3.2.0-58. This should be easy in synaptic.

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