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    Question Crazy /usr/ full issues

    Hey everybody

    Sorry if this has been posted before. I try to search everywhere before posting!

    So I have this issue where my /usr/ partition has been claimed to be full. I have 50G set aside for it!

    When I run

    Code:
    sudo du -csh /*

    Code:
    7.9M	/bin
    30M	/boot
    976K	/dev
    30M	/etc
    du: cannot access `/home/myname/.gvfs': Permission denied
    111G	/home
    0	/initrd.img
    203M	/lib
    12M	/lib32
    0	/lib64
    16K	/lost+found
    4.0K	/media
    4.0K	/mnt
    109M	/opt
    du: cannot access `/proc/2839/task/2839/fd/4': No such file or directory
    du: cannot access `/proc/2839/task/2839/fdinfo/4': No such file or directory
    du: cannot access `/proc/2839/fd/4': No such file or directory
    du: cannot access `/proc/2839/fdinfo/4': No such file or directory
    0	/proc
    176K	/root
    13M	/sbin
    4.0K	/selinux
    4.0K	/srv
    0	/sys
    84K	/tmp
    46G	/usr
    1.1G	/var
    0	/vmlinuz
    158G	total

    Which that 46G cannot be true!

    So then I ran

    Code:
    sudo du -csh /usr/*
    Code:
    224M	/usr/bin
    36K	/usr/games
    18M	/usr/include
    1.7G	/usr/lib
    340M	/usr/lib32
    0	/usr/lib64
    140K	/usr/local
    16K	/usr/lost+found
    33M	/usr/sbin
    1.5G	/usr/share
    105M	/usr/src
    3.8G	total


    Has anyone ever seen this?

    Please help!
    Thanks
    (Laptop) Toshiba Satellite A215-S7422 AMD Turion 64 x2 1.90GHz, 4 GB RAM ATI X1200 (Desktop) Intel Core 2 Duo 1.89GHz, 2 GB RAM Nvidia GT220

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    Re: Crazy /usr/ full issues

    Do you have any invisible files in your /usr directory?

    ls -alh /usr
    Help stamp out MBR partition tables. Use GPT instead!

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    Re: Crazy /usr/ full issues

    Right so somehow most of my home directory was copied into a hidden folder.

    Don't know about that but ok!

    Thanks for your help 1clue!
    (Laptop) Toshiba Satellite A215-S7422 AMD Turion 64 x2 1.90GHz, 4 GB RAM ATI X1200 (Desktop) Intel Core 2 Duo 1.89GHz, 2 GB RAM Nvidia GT220

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    Re: Crazy /usr/ full issues

    Did you use lvm2 on your installation?

    If you're going to use multiple partitions it makes sense to make them easily resizable.

    I don't know how Ubuntu currently does it because I haven't let any distro handle my formatting for years.
    Help stamp out MBR partition tables. Use GPT instead!

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    Re: Crazy /usr/ full issues

    Quote Originally Posted by ntaforge View Post
    Hey everybody

    Sorry if this has been posted before. I try to search everywhere before posting!

    So I have this issue where my /usr/ partition has been claimed to be full. I have 50G set aside for it!
    ...........
    The /usr folder is a System Folder that you should not ever be touching. There is no need for it to be anywhere near 50GB in a normal system.
    Regards, David.
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