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Old 11-09-2010, 04:57 AM   #1
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Question How to: check HDD capacity Debian Lenny


Hello to everyone.
I am newbie to Linux world but trying and so far it is interesting (I have some spare time).
Anyway, today is my first thread.
My specs: Debian Lenny i686, 7gb ram, 1tb hdd, Pentium 4 2.2 the rest not important.

Now, i did clean install of Debian on to my 1tb hdd as such:
- 14 gb swap (as far as I understood it has to be twice as ram)
- / root 25 gb
- /home the rest

I don`t know if it`s important, but I am under Gnome+Compiz+Emerald. Probably not, but that will be important for my next question, if anyone will be able to help me.)

So the first question is:
There is a program in: Applications/SystemTools/Disk Usage Analyzer
It tells me thisClick image for larger version

Name:	Screenshot-Disk Usage Analyzer.png
Views:	20
Size:	96.2 KB
ID:	5146
Correct me if I am not right, but i am running out of disk space on /home? Why? If anyone could explain me, where did 1tb went to?

Thank you in advance and see you.
 
Old 11-09-2010, 05:20 AM   #2
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:35 AM   #3
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Thank you Evo2 for your help, it does look more promising. What I still don`t understand, is why does it says in Disk Usage Analyzer that my /home is 98.4% used?
It is not important though since df -h tells opposite, but still curious.
 
Old 11-09-2010, 06:40 AM   #4
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- 14 gb swap (as far as I understood it has to be twice as ram)
Nowadays, there's no need to a so big swap partition (the "twice as ram" rule applied to the situation of some years ago - it only need do be as large as your RAM to make suspend/hibernate to work). More info: http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/linux-swap-space.html

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why does it says in Disk Usage Analyzer that my /home is 98.4% used?
it not say that: the Disk Usage Analyzer says that data in your /home uses 98,4% of the total used space (from the image posted: data on your /home uses 248.1GB, while the total used disk is 252,3GB used :P)

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Old 11-09-2010, 06:49 AM   #5
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I guess should be sleeping at night. Did not see that
 
  


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