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Old 06-21-2005, 09:59 AM   #1
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Freeing up space


Hi all

I have been running Knoppix (2.6.11 Debian Kernel) for about 6 months now on my pc. It is situated on an 80GB HDD.

I would like to know, what locations/methods can I use/go to to delete/free up more space? My Torsmo is reading 14GB free, and I have only got about 500MB of user data in my home folder, maximum.

Where has all the space gone? I went to /var/cache/apt/archives and deleted what was in there, but that only freed up a few hundred megs.

Are there any more temp folders I should be clearing? Any methods to reclaim some space?

Thanks

Hong
 
Old 06-21-2005, 10:47 AM   #2
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maybe a silly question but...

... Is Ur HD partitioned??
 
Old 06-21-2005, 12:44 PM   #3
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Maybe your logs are filling up some space.

Do this on your log directory to see how much space it's taking up.

du -ah /var/log/
 
Old 06-21-2005, 01:21 PM   #4
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I don't use knoppix but debian.

# apt-get install localepurge deborphan debfoster
# apt-get clean
 
Old 06-21-2005, 01:37 PM   #5
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can you post the output of the df command?
 
Old 06-21-2005, 02:34 PM   #6
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I usually do a combination of the following:
to find what directories are taking up space
du -h --max-depth=1

then once I go down a level or 2 I use:
find . -size +1000 -exec ls -l {} \;
 
Old 06-22-2005, 04:03 AM   #7
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Hi all

Thanks for all the replies. Unfortunately my internet connection went down yesterday so I was unable to check my email.

I will try all of the suggested items when I get home tonight.

And to answer xowl, no, the hdd is just one bug partition. I thought I would use that for the 'system' and I have got another 80GB hdd and also a 120GB for storage of data as well.

I will post back with the results.

Hong
 
Old 06-27-2005, 03:00 PM   #8
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ok, net's back on now!

Logs are taking up about 4MB.

I did what macondo suggested.

DF:

Code:
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hdb2             75915804  56492136  15567312  79% /
/dev/hdd5            115369608  45456512  64052588  42% /mnt/hdd5
/dev/hdc1             29543616    323312  27719436   2% /mnt/hdc1
Blinker Fluid: I did that, didnt see anything major outta place.

Any more suggestions?
 
  


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