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Thread: Disk space highly similar 32-bit & 64-bit versions

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    Disk space highly similar 32-bit & 64-bit versions

    I am installing Kubuntu 14.04 on a 64-bit machine. For the last few years, I have been using Kubuntu 14.04 32-bit on another PC. The two systems are 95% identical in software packages installed.

    For the 64-bit installation, I started with a 1 Tb drive which I resized using Gparted after carrying out most of the software install.

    For both, the home directory is physically on another hard drive. Doing a Clonezilla backup, I am surprised to see that the 64-version occupies around 102 Gb while the older 32-bit version occupies just 17 Gb. Does this make sense? Is there a point to redoing the software installations on the 64-bit? Or will a 64-bit version always take about 4 times the space of a 32-bit install?

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    Re: Disk space highly similar 32-bit & 64-bit versions

    My 64 bit Xubuntu takes about 5 gig. 102G sounds more like Windows than Ubuntu.

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    Re: Disk space highly similar 32-bit & 64-bit versions

    Sounds more like you've got something eating up disk space on the 64-bit side.
    A couple good ways to check here:
    https://askubuntu.com/questions/3611...ve-and-free-up
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    Re: Disk space highly similar 32-bit & 64-bit versions

    Quote Originally Posted by Autodave View Post
    My 64 bit Xubuntu takes about 5 gig. 102G sounds more like Windows than Ubuntu.
    That is what I was thinking.

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    Re: Disk space highly similar 32-bit & 64-bit versions

    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    Sounds more like you've got something eating up disk space on the 64-bit side.
    A couple good ways to check here:
    https://askubuntu.com/questions/3611...ve-and-free-up

    Thanks for the suggestions. I will run ncdu and share my findings.

    Have a great day

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    Re: Disk space highly similar 32-bit & 64-bit versions

    I had a duh moment.

    I have been working on the transition to the 64-bit machine for about a week. Early in the process, I didn't have an external immediately available for backups so I directed Simple Backup to save them in a sub-directory of /var. I have since attached an external drive for those backups and copied the backups from /var/ to the external. But I failed to delete the backups under /var and forgot all about them. I ran Clonezilla over the weekend and 70 Gb of backups became part of the Clonezilla snapshot.


    Dang memory

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    Re: Disk space highly similar 32-bit & 64-bit versions

    We have all had those moments. Especially when dealing with computers. Please rememebr to mark the thread as "closed" using the Thread Tools at the top.

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