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Old 02-11-2009, 06:24 PM   #1
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Missing disk space


I had recently installed Ubuntu 8.04 with a separate /home partition of 12GB.

Just noticed that in nautilus, right click (on /home) -> properties indicates that the amount of free space is 5.8G

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df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda6 14G 4.3G 8.9G 33% /
tmpfs 1.5G 0 1.5G 0% /lib/init/rw
varrun 1.5G 112K 1.5G 1% /var/run
varlock 1.5G 0 1.5G 0% /var/lock
udev 1.5G 2.9M 1.5G 1% /dev
tmpfs 1.5G 436K 1.5G 1% /dev/shm
lrm 1.5G 2.0M 1.5G 1% /lib/modules/2.6.27-11-generic/volatile
/dev/sda5 12G 5.6G 5.8G 49% /home
/dev/sda3 20G 15G 3.9G 80% /mnt/park_1
/dev/sda2 40G 32G 8.2G 80% /mnt/park_2
I've cleared all trash, where had all the disk space gone to?
 
Old 02-11-2009, 06:30 PM   #2
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ext3 means some space is reserved for root

It is OK

man mkfs
 
Old 02-11-2009, 06:59 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by michalng View Post
I had recently installed Ubuntu 8.04 with a separate /home partition of 12GB.

Just noticed that in nautilus, right click (on /home) -> properties indicates that the amount of free space is 5.8G

Code:
/dev/sda5 12G 5.6G 5.8G 49% /home
I've cleared all trash, where had all the disk space gone to?
Mmmm, I am not sure what the question is about. This shows that there are 5.8 free GB in /home, just like nautilus. So, what's the problem? We can't tell you if that's wrong or not since we have no idea what do you store in your home partition.

If you want to locate big files use du -sh * in your home and go from there until you find what's taking up the space.

For the rest, 5.6+5.8=11.4, which is 12.0 - (roughly) the 5% of space that mkfs reserves for root by default. Since this partition will not be hosting any root files you might want to use tune2fs -m0 on it to turn that off.

Last edited by i92guboj; 02-11-2009 at 07:01 PM.
 
Old 02-12-2009, 05:05 AM   #4
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My bad

My bad,

as far as I can remember, I did not install or download any apps/files into my /home directory, so there should be many gigs left.

I was wrong, some sleep does solves the problem.

du -h shows that virtualbox snapshots eats up the space that I thought should be there.

LOL .. next time I'll get some sleep before posting
 
  


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