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Old 09-21-2005, 09:39 AM   #1
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no more room in partition!


hey guys, about a week ago i installed a fresh copy of kubuntu on a 10gb partition. all has been well, except all of a sudden, i'm out of space! i had about 6gb free, and now my superkaramba plug-in says i have a few hundred mb's left. i haven't installed anything significant that would use that much space. this has never happened to me before. what files are these that are taking up so much space, can i delete them? any help would be majorly appreciated, i don't even have room to install america's army now!

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Old 09-21-2005, 10:34 AM   #2
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Did you check your /tmp directory? It might have a lot of temp stuff that did not get deleted. I am not sure where apt keeps the packages that where installed or upgraded, but that might be the cause too. Might want to google on that to see where they are unpacked. They might not have been deleted after the install/upgrade.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 05:42 PM   #3
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my /tmp directory is only 64kb, not the cause of the problem. anybody else know?

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Old 09-21-2005, 07:24 PM   #4
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Why don't you look and see what directories and/or partitions are taking up the space? I never used superkaramba, but you can do it from the command line by typing du -sh /<directory name>.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 07:39 PM   #5
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ok, i found where all the crap is, it's in some obscure directory in /home/jnev/.local/share/Trash/files. i deleted some big files off my fat32 partition from linux, so they ended up in there. problem is when i try to delete them a new copy just appears. how do i get rid of everything in there?
 
Old 09-21-2005, 07:43 PM   #6
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That is where the files go when you put them in the trash in a gui. Did you right click and empty trash? You could also log in as root and rm -R /home/jnev/.local/share/Trash/files/* .
 
Old 09-21-2005, 09:54 PM   #7
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thanks a ton, that command did the trick.
 
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no problem
 
  


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