Last weekend, I upgraded my 10 year-old PC from SuSE 10.3 to 11.0, using an "unsupported" method (the reason I did so was because of video display issues, but that is in another thread)...
The method that I used to perform the upgrade can be found here:
The size of the disk that contains the root, boot, var, etc is approximately 10gig. Prior to upgrading, I was using close to 6 gig. After updating, I am using around 9 gig. What appears to have happened is either all of the 10.3 distribution is somewhere on the drive, or all of the files that I downloaded during the upgrade are still residing on the drive.
I cannot find anything out of the ordinary -- the first thing that I checked was for huge log files, but they seem reasonably sized. The second was to search for all files greater than, say, 100 megabytes. Nothing out of the ordinary.
I do not know if this unsupported "method" doesn't perform "housecleaning", or if this is normal after an upgrade. Does anyone have any thoughts as to what to look for in reducing the amount of disk space used as a result(?) of the upgrade?
I also tried this method on a VM on my work laptop, and am having a similar issue on that.