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Well, it depends on how you have partitions set up in /etc/fstab.
But if you just have a / partition, then /usr is below it in the tree. I just didn't happen to choose to put /usr on a separate partition on my system. If you have a separate /usr partition that you can see in /etc/fstab, then simply don't include the size of it in the / size.
Basically every directory on your hard drive will be under / if you don't have other partitions.
However, I was just using /usr as an example.
What does your output of the du command show?
That will show the directories with the most stuff in them.
Maybe you could copy and paste here the first 20 or so lines from that output.
Also, copy and paste your /etc/fstab.
Originally posted by JM_Fraser I wasn't aware that /usr has a direct bearing on /
I thought it was on a different partition. If I chuck some stuff out of /usr, should this alleviate the problem? I am a little unsure as to what directories bear on others close by.
If its not on its own partition everything falls and will be installed under /
So if you have /usr under / and not on its own partition, one easy thing to do to free up some space would be to chuck /usr/bin to a new partition and mount it on its own partition in fstab, etc. /usr/bin probably is taking up the bulk of the space as the majority of your command programs and commands are stored and installed there.
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