No disk space remaining, and baobab also reporting incorrectly

Asked by el_gallo_azul on 2012-09-20

I discovered the baobab error after the other error started.

I report this on a netbook, since my desktop computer is unusable right now due to constant 'full disk' stuff.

I don't know why the hard disk is seemingly full. Until yesterday, it was much less than 50% full, and I have not saved any files to it.

Several times when I have received the error message about disk space, I have chosen 'Examine...'.

I then get the Disk Usage Analyser screen. I can't remember what the default view was.

In any case, if I select 'Analyser' --> 'Scan Filesystem' it doesn't come up with anything useful. I wish I could send a screenshot.

I can see the following:
1. Total filesystem capacity: 77.7 GB
2. (used: 77.6 GB available : 146.7 MB)
but at the top level, the '/' folder has Size 9.2 GB.

Where is the other 68.4 GB of stuff hiding?

PS my home folder including all hidden files and folders is 2.7 GB.

1) The release of Ubuntu you are using, via 'lsb_release -rd' or System -> About Ubuntu
12.04
2) The version of the package you are using, via 'apt-cache policy pkgname' or by checking in Software Center
Baobab 3.4.1
3) What you expected to happen
Use my computer normally
4) What happened instead
I cannot use it

Question information

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Ubuntu baobab Edit question
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Solved by:
el_gallo_azul
Solved:
2014-04-16
Last query:
2014-04-16
Last reply:
2014-04-15
Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) said : #1

Thank you for your report. This sounds more like a request for support, not a bug report. I'll change your ticket to a question. Please ask questions instead of filing bug reports when in doubt in the future.

Are you still experiencing this problem? If so please give the output of "df -h" command.

el_gallo_azul (el-gallo-azul) said : #2

I see that this is quite an old bug. I got a new computer in October 2013 with Ubuntu 13.04. I still have the old computer with Ubuntu 12.04, but am able to use it, for example I had to use it for a couple of months while my new computer was out of action with a failed motherboard.

I believe this is a bug report, because what happened should not have happened. For that reason, I was not in doubt. This bug report can be closed now.

el_gallo_azul (el-gallo-azul) said : #3

I see that this is quite an old bug. I got a new computer in October 2013 with Ubuntu 13.04. I still have the old computer with Ubuntu 12.04, but am able to use it, for example I had to use it for a couple of months while my new computer was out of action with a failed motherboard.

I believe this is a bug report, because what happened should not have happened. For that reason, I was not in doubt. This bug report can be closed now.