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Old 08-01-2018, 08:40 PM   #1
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Understanding the FileSystem and memory allocation [ubuntu]


Hi
Some confusion over a warning message saying my root directory is almost full.

What exactly is my root directory, is it synonymous with my home directory, or is it literally the 'root' folder which has 0 items in my File System (see attached).

Also, can anyone explain my disk usage analyzer results for /media/jim ?
I have 2 2TB external drives connected which are far from full yet /media/jim says I am 100% full.

How?

Thanks for any feedback
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Old 08-01-2018, 09:16 PM   #2
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I have never understood how that tool was in any way useable to anyone. Go to a terminal and enter this - ignore the tmpfs entries for now, they don't occupy disk space.
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df -hT
 
Old 08-01-2018, 09:18 PM   #3
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This is an excellent intro to the Linux directory structure: https://www.howtogeek.com/117435/htg...ure-explained/

I agree with syg00; df is my favorite tool for checking available disk space.

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Old 08-02-2018, 12:39 AM   #4
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Some confusion over a warning message saying my root directory is almost full.
what is issuing that warning message, and what is the exact and full message?

your screenshot indicate that something is indeed 100% full; why is that so mysterious?
 
Old 08-06-2018, 12:46 AM   #5
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I have found that baobab can be incorrect. You can also try 'du -m -h | grep G' to check for files and directories that are GB large.
 
  


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