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Thread: Hard Drive Space Vanished

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2008

    Hard Drive Space Vanished

    (New to the forum) I installed Heron a month or so ago and now it's telling me I'm out of disk space.

    This is on a single boot machine, with a brand new 320 Gigabyte Western Digital drive. Now it is telling me I only have 5.1 gigs total and it is all used up (actually disk anaylzer tells me I have 10...)

    Any ideas or do I have to format and re-install? (Which would, of course, suck a bit at this point).


    PS, here is the output of DF

    Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda6 5642032 5517412 0 100% /
    varrun 1031096 96 1031000 1% /var/run
    varlock 1031096 0 1031096 0% /var/lock
    udev 1031096 56 1031040 1% /dev
    devshm 1031096 12 1031084 1% /dev/shm
    lrm 1031096 43040 988056 5% /lib/modules/2.6.24-19-generic/volatile
    overflow 1024 36 988 4% /tmp
    gvfs-fuse-daemon 5642032 5517412 0 100% /home/ezweave/.gvfs
    /dev/scd0 9028 9028 0 100% /media/cdrom0

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2008

    Re: Hard Drive Space Vanished

    Thats weird. What is the output of running a terminal and entering
    sudo fdisk -l

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Vancouver, BC
    Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope (testing)

    Re: Hard Drive Space Vanished

    Yeah, your system should take any more than 20G, and that's being really liberal about it. It looks like you don't have a separate home partition. Try

    du /home | sort -g
    That will give you a ascending list of files and directories by size. If /home can't account for 30-40Gb, then try

    du / | sort -g

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