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PrateekParekh
July 11th, 2009, 06:54 PM
My df -h shows

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda7 20G 19G 0 100% /
tmpfs 996M 0 996M 0% /lib/init/rw
varrun 996M 88K 996M 1% /var/run
varlock 996M 0 996M 0% /var/lock
udev 996M 2.8M 994M 1% /dev
tmpfs 996M 12K 996M 1% /dev/shm
lrm 996M 2.0M 994M 1% /lib/modules/2.6.27-7-generic/volatile
overflow 1.0M 32K 992K 4% /tmp


Earlier, I removed about 3 GBs from my filesystem to make space. The "Available usage" went to about 90% from 100%. But, after some time I noticed that it again reached to 100% without me installing any additional software/packages. Also, I am not able to download any software, since I get the "Not enough space in /tmp" error message. The last action that I did which may have resulted into this error was removing the swap space. Could that really have caused this behavior? And, how should I go about fixing this?

merlinus
July 11th, 2009, 07:01 PM
This may be useful info:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RecoverLostDiskSpace