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Old 12-16-2010, 08:44 PM   #1
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Need to free up space on HD


I am booted into the Parted Magic CD. I have no space left on my HD and need to find out what is taking up all the space so I can delete it. What should I do?

I really need to access my Ubuntu HD again.

I am running Ubuntu 10.10 from my iMac in dual boot mode.
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:50 PM   #2
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If you had access to the cmd line I'd be looking at the df & du cmds: http://linux.die.net/man/1/df http://linux.die.net/man/1/du
 
Old 12-16-2010, 08:58 PM   #3
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I do have access to the command line. The drive is sda3. What is the proper command syntax to use?
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Old 12-16-2010, 09:08 PM   #4
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At first, cd to your Ubuntu partition, in your case /media/sda3.
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du -h --max-depth=1
This will show you the folders and their sizes. Now cd into the one that uses up your space and use the du command again. Repeat that until you find what is using your space.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 09:20 PM   #5
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