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  1. #11
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    Re: The Increadible Shrinking Hard Disk...

    Type baobab into your terminal and see if the disk usage analyzer can help you out. ( I'm asuming your using Gnome - I think it's a part of Gnome. ) It will make a nice little graph of what's taking up space on your drive after you hit 'analyze disk'.


    ############## EDIT:
    Oh, and you could also use:
    Code:
    sudo find / -cmin 20
    to see what files have been modified in the last 20 minutes system wide.
    Last edited by arsenic23; April 25th, 2008 at 09:34 PM.

  2. #12
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    Re: The Increadible Shrinking Hard Disk...

    Quote Originally Posted by Terry of Astoria View Post
    What is the output from dmesg?
    Type dmesg in the terminal to get diagnostic messages from the kernel.
    When I type in dmesg, it says, *ahem*:

    [184677.667478] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184683.659794] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184689.652166] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184695.644521] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184701.636897] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184707.629261] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184713.621604] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184719.613962] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184725.606325] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184731.598688] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184737.591100] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184743.583435] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184749.575771] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184755.568129] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184761.560490] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184767.552848] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184773.545215] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184779.537573] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184785.529938] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184791.522301] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184797.514656] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184803.507027] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184809.499381] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184815.491747] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184821.484117] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184827.476463] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184833.468830] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184839.461205] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184845.453553] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184851.445911] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184857.438271] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184863.430645] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184869.422995] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184875.415378] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184881.407711] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184887.400076] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184893.392446] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184899.384801] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184905.377161] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184911.369523] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184917.361885] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184923.354245] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184929.346625] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184935.338973] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184941.331331] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184947.323693] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184953.316055] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184959.308431] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184965.300773] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184971.293123] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184977.285502] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184983.277863] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184989.270233] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [184995.262580] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185001.254945] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185007.247303] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185013.239701] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185019.232014] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185025.224403] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185031.216749] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185037.209131] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185043.201465] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185049.193827] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185055.186188] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185061.178559] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185067.170929] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185073.163278] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185079.155641] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185085.147996] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185091.140362] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185097.132722] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185103.125079] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185109.117445] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185115.109804] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185121.102166] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185127.094539] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185133.086877] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185139.079259] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185145.071609] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185151.063970] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185157.056334] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185163.048691] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185169.041056] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
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    [185187.018135] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185193.010518] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185199.002864] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185204.995223] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185210.987606] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185216.979944] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185222.972327] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185228.964671] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185234.957026] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185240.949391] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185246.941781] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185252.934115] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185258.926471] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185264.918889] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185270.911199] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185276.903556] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185282.895932] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185288.888296] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185294.880662] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185300.873017] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185306.865435] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
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    [185324.842444] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
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    [185336.827169] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185342.819531] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185348.811889] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
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    [185366.788979] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
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    [185408.735513] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185414.727869] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185420.720229] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
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    [185444.689666] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185450.682030] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
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    [185462.666752] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
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    [185486.636198] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185492.628556] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
    [185498.620933] ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [d9ca8f18] 'on'
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  3. #13
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    Re: The Increadible Shrinking Hard Disk...

    woah, sounds like a decompression bomb gone wild, or even a linux virus!

    the strange thing is that the output you gave out points too acpi problems, and you should boot with acpi=off for your kernel. BUT that doesn't seem like what would likely cause the problem...

    So like I said, hopefully something didn't go corrupt and rearange its bits into a decompression bomb or something.
    Ubuntu user since Dapper to Gutsy. Then Arch Linux and not one reinstall
    To Very First Time Beginners!

  4. #14
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    Re: The Increadible Shrinking Hard Disk...

    woah, sounds like a decompression bomb gone wild, or even a linux virus!

    the strange thing is that the output you gave out points too acpi problems, and you should boot with acpi=off for your kernel. BUT that doesn't seem like what would likely cause the problem...

    So like I said, hopefully something didn't go corrupt and rearange its bits into a decompression bomb or something.
    Ubuntu user since Dapper to Gutsy. Then Arch Linux and not one reinstall
    To Very First Time Beginners!

  5. #15
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    Re: The Increadible Shrinking Hard Disk...

    Quote Originally Posted by savagenator View Post
    woah, sounds like a decompression bomb gone wild, or even a linux virus!

    the strange thing is that the output you gave out points too acpi problems, and you should boot with acpi=off for your kernel. BUT that doesn't seem like what would likely cause the problem...

    So like I said, hopefully something didn't go corrupt and rearange its bits into a decompression bomb or something.
    How would I go about booting Ubuntu with the acpi off? And what would that affect?

  6. #16
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    Re: The Increadible Shrinking Hard Disk...

    Add acpi=off to the end of the kernel line in /boot/grub/menu.lst

  7. #17
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    Re: The Increadible Shrinking Hard Disk...

    This appears to be an issue with certain hardware. Details are unclear.

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s....17/+bug/63550

    If you prefer, rather than disabling ACPI completely, you can blacklist the "thermal" and/or "fan" kernel modules . That will prevent the kernel from trying to control the fan. To do so, edit the file "/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist" (using sudo), and add a line "blacklist thermal" or "blacklist fan", as appropriate.

    Note that if your system actually *needs* the kernel to be able to control the fan (to prevent system overheat), blacklisting the modules may cause system instability or hardware damage. In my case, the fans were working, despite the log messages saying the kernel could not turn them on.

  8. #18
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    Re: The Increadible Shrinking Hard Disk...

    It may not be of much use....
    But this happened once to my windows Vista.
    i tried to enhance the resolution of a video file by using 'Video Enhancer' software and after some moments the file became 4 GB big (from 40 MB) and it was still increasing..
    Even I could not delete it So I had to format that drive...
    I ran out of disk space and was on the verge of sth really bad....

    But after formatting that drive and uninstalling the software,everything was alright...

  9. #19
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    Re: The Increadible Shrinking Hard Disk...

    Use the "disk usage analyzer" in the accessories menu. You should be able to easily find the biggest files/folders.

    edit: saw it got mentioned before.

  10. #20
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    Re: The Increadible Shrinking Hard Disk...

    Quote Originally Posted by DragonHawk View Post
    This appears to be an issue with certain hardware. Details are unclear.

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s....17/+bug/63550

    If you prefer, rather than disabling ACPI completely, you can blacklist the "thermal" and/or "fan" kernel modules . That will prevent the kernel from trying to control the fan. To do so, edit the file "/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist" (using sudo), and add a line "blacklist thermal" or "blacklist fan", as appropriate.

    Note that if your system actually *needs* the kernel to be able to control the fan (to prevent system overheat), blacklisting the modules may cause system instability or hardware damage. In my case, the fans were working, despite the log messages saying the kernel could not turn them on.
    Thank you, that fixed the problem! In fact, I now have over 20 Gigs of free space!!

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