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May 31st, 2009, 09:45 PM
I have a small issue I am trying to understand. (running jaunty)

When I run Disk usage analyzer on my Filesystem ("/") I get the following output (screenshot attached)

It tells me that I have 63.4 GB of my 141 GB hard drive as available free space, however the folder scan tree view display shows that I have only used 28 GB of hard drive space. To my calculations that should leave about 120 GB of free space....

(Running df -h on the partition gives a similar output below)

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sdc1 142G 78G 57G 59% /

Am I missing something here? If the biggest folder (home folder) is only using about 24 GB of space, where is the rest?

May 31st, 2009, 10:24 PM
Have you done a backup on your system? According to this posting http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=356872 a backup will eat away at your space. Also try using the sudo aptitude clean, have seen that numerous times on here. And one more little thing to check, make sure your trash is empty. Basically all the steps the post suggests. Good Luck.

June 1st, 2009, 08:08 AM
Thanks for the tips, now that I think about it, it might very well be backups...didn't think of that last night.