constantly running out of disk space - HELP!
I'm not sure what to do but I'm hoping someone can suggest a solution and help me understand what's going on.
I have several partitions and different distros installed. Each one (almost all now) have run out of disk space. I guess I plead ignorance here and please forgive me if I sound somewhat like I'm complaining...because.... I guess I am! I mean, isn't this what I had to fear in Windows?
Unfortunately, I am not sure what I can delete other than data and I don't want to do that. I would have to do a lot of investigating and reviewing what I got and what I'm willing to get rid of. Is it just mostly data accumulating or is there some files/directories that become created that I can delete? In Linux, I am not sure what I can remove.
I suppose I need to obtain some storage (external drives?) if I want to keep anything? Am I doing something wrong? I rarely see posts or Linux users concerned about lack of disk space. I thought 20 GB was sufficient for a partition for a Linux distro. Well, unless you're using Virtual Box or something.
Can anyone suggest solutions here? I just want to avoid the problem in the future and plan better but hopefully, there is something I can do now. My only idea was to obtain a couple of Terabyte drives and store/copy my data I want to keep on there and maybe re-install the Linux operating systems/distros. I thought it might be real messy for me to try and figure out what I can and can't delete (that is, without hosing each partition).
Any recommendations, ideas and/or suggested courses of action?
How do you manage your disk space?