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Old 09-08-2014, 09:14 PM   #1
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ubuntu trusty 14.04 eating disk space


hi guys, not sure if this should be in software or hardware so please bare with me.
ok, this is a crazey one...i installed from 12.4 to the ubuntu trusty 14.04 to try it out via the update, was impressed but some how there was something eating my disk space, i got a message saying disk space running low when there should have been at least 45 gig spare so restarted pc, still the same, so i formatted and did a clean install and the same thing happened, ive know idea why this was happening..any ideas/help on the problem would be great...and thanks in advance... dave.....ps, back on 12.4 now with the same hdd.no problems
 
Old 09-08-2014, 10:18 PM   #2
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Hi,

you should investigate what is using the space. For example
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sudo du -sckxh /* | sort -h
then repeat in suspicious looking directories.

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Old 09-09-2014, 01:28 AM   #3
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hi and thanks, i did take a look in as many files etc as i could see but there didnt seem to be any thing lurking about, i am going to reinstall 14.04 later on to day on a different pc and see if it happens again , (it was like every time i switched the lappy on more space was taken up for no reason).. if so ill try your suggestion and get back to you, thanks for the help, regards.

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Old 09-09-2014, 01:34 AM   #4
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hi and thanks, i did take a look in as many files etc as i could see but there didnt seem to be any thing lurking about,
Are you saying there is a discrepancy between what du is telling you and what some other program reports?
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i am going to reinstall 14.04 later on to day on a different pc and see if it happens again , (it was like every time i switched the lappy on more space was taken up for no reason).. if so ill try your suggestion and get back to you
I suggest you investigate this instead of reinstalling.

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Old 09-09-2014, 01:59 AM   #5
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no mate, i havnt got 14.04 on any pc at the moment to investigate further and i havnt got the knowledge to do so either so i will follow your plans when i install later on, presuming i have the same problem when i do so,never had a problem with linux before this and its all new to me as a fault finder, im used to sorting peoples windows pc's problems, i like 14.04, found it very fast for staring and if i can solve this out ill probs start using it.... thanks again... im in the uk so there might be a lag in correspondence time wize.
 
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yes most likely you did a clean install and you let it do all the formatting and partitioning it self.
Something. if you have a separate home partition make sure you gave the rest of the system 45.gig at least.
/ 45 gigs home how ever much you want to allocate. I always set my partitions up in advance and install all to one partition 100 gigs or more.
check it out.
 
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Old 09-09-2014, 06:32 AM   #7
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hi and thanks, i always use the whole hdd when installing ubuntu and erase any os that was already there.., dont like dual boots,ive just installed 14.04 on a separate laptop and all seems well so far, im thinking it was a bad install before as ive used a different disk to install this time..... if this one starts having the same problems ill let you know....thanks guys.
 
Old 09-09-2014, 04:20 PM   #8
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hi guys, well ive been running it all day with out any problems, only difference being that this install is 64 bit not 32 as the other one was, i think it must have been down to a bad install before...bad iso/burn perhaps... cheers and so many thanks for your help and advice...regards.
 
  


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