Dell Mini 9 reports operations stopped as no disk space left. I,ve deleted 2M of files to no avail. Why is it not reading the space correctly? How do I fix this?

Asked by Steve Nuytten on 2009-01-23

Dell Mini 9 reports operations stopped as Ubuntu says no disk space left. I,ve deleted 2M of files to no avail and Ubuntu says I only have 636KB available. What is using up all the space? Why is it not reading the space correctly? How do I fix this?

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2009-01-28
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2009-08-08
Chris Crisafulli (itnet7) said : #1

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs .

db429 (db429) said : #2

you deleted files out of your home directory? did u also deleted them from the waste-bin in the lower right corner?

Yes, I deleted the files from the Trash too.

On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 11:08 AM, DieB
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db429 (db429) said : #4

a good graphical overview on what takes up the most space is baobab (it should be named visualize used space or something you can find it in applications-accessoires or via Alt+F2:baobab.

is it possible u got one of those early versiones, where not the whole partition is formatted?

Might be clear the cached deb packages files... can give you more space...

Open a Terminal from the menu Applications → Accessories → Terminal and type:
(if the system ask you a password give your user password, you will not see nothing when you type it, then press enter)

sudo apt-get clean

Then please also check how many kernels are installed... type:

dpkg -l | grep -i ^ii | grep -i linux-image

Copy and paste result here....

Then please also type:

df -h

and paste result here...

Hope this helps

Disk Usage Analyzer reports:

Total filesystem capacity 6.8 GB (used: 6.2 GB, available: 597.6 MB)

This is with only the Disk Usage Analyzer and gedit running.

On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 9:22 AM, DieB
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> Your question #58644 on Ubuntu changed:
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> DieB requested for more information:
> a good graphical overview on what takes up the most space is baobab (it
> should be named visualize used space or something you can find it in
> applications-accessoires or via Alt+F2:baobab.
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> is it possible u got one of those early versiones, where not the whole
> partition is formatted?
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Tom (tom6) said : #7

When that happened to me i found that rebooting the machine fixed everything. I know its a very Windows solution - normally don't need to go that far in linux, usually just close and reopen the app is enough.

sudo apt-get clean

Helped a lot after that, so i recommend following the rest of Marcobra advice too.

Good luck with this.
Regards from
Tom :)

Tom (tom6) said : #8

If you are still having trouble with this then please post it as a new question. Only the most recent questions tend to get looked at so posting/reposting a question just before america arrives online gives the best chance of getting a good few answers.

If the problem has been resolved then please follow the link to the forum thread and mark it as Solved.

Good luck and many regards from
Tom :)

Nnoisntanopt (noisntanopt) said : #9

compter is not reading harddrives this is without ubuntu?

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