Kubuntu slow system -- now get "low disk space" error
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You have /var and /home on the same partiton (/) so
so big files in /var or /tmp , have impact on size of /home (which realy is not partition ,
on your system , but only directory). You should check this two (/var and /tmp)
I also ran a search for large files (more than 10mb) and now I suspect I may be my own worst enemy, especially since I'm such a newbie at this. I have all of my work in folders on my Desktop. From looking at the Desktop, it's stored in /home. I wonder if I should just make a new folder somewhere else in the file system and remove all of my work there.
I have run
sudo apt-get clean, autoclean, and autoremove, with no changes to my disk usage.
If I do move things out of the Desktop, where should I create a new directory?
i consulted with my in-house i.t. expert (a teenager) and we suspect that with my dislike of the amd64 version of kubuntu that re-installing with the 32 version and partitioning at the same time (after i backup all of my work) may be the cleanest and most satisfying way to do this.
with the 233gb usable, how large should the kubuntu partition be? the rest of the hard drive, of course, would be for my work.
as this soap opera has unfolded, i did find the source of my problem, and i did not reinstall. i am a heavy user of audacity, and i had about 20,000 *.au files on my system ranging from 0.8-1.2mb each. they have all been backed up and now deleted from my system.
now the system is fast again.
i will add a second drive to the system where i can keep all of my work.