I can't figure this out.
I have a laptop with a 180 gig drive running Ubuntu 8.10. This morning I discovered that I was running very low on disk space. I was very surprised since it's a fairly new installation.
I cleared out some obvious stuff - big downloads, emptied the trash, cleared out /tmp/*, ran apt-get clean and autoclean, etc. That helped enough so I could at least boot with some headroom.
But .... I have not been able to figure out what's using all the space. I have Sun VirtualBox running an XP VM that's about 8 gig. The .VDI folder is another 8g, and various stuff uses up 200-300 meg here and there. The problem is that I cannot get any of the numbers I can find to add up to anywhere near the 146 gig that is supposedly in use
Here's the output for df-h:
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 178G 146G 24G 87% /
tmpfs 1012M 0 1012M 0% /lib/init/rw
varrun 1012M 108K 1012M 1% /var/run
varlock 1012M 0 1012M 0% /var/lock
udev 1012M 2.9M 1009M 1% /dev
tmpfs 1012M 12K 1012M 1% /dev/shm
lrm 1012M 2.0M 1010M 1% /lib/modules/2.6.27-9-generic/volatile
/dev/mmcblk0p1 1.9G 0 1.9G 0% /media/MICRO2G_01
If anyone has suggestions about finding the items using lots of space, I'd appreciate any and all of them.