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Hi, I'm using Ubuntu 10.10. Recently I noticed that my '/ ' has been fully utilized (100%) I did a restart after that, my login screen became bluish color and ...
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    Question Root File System is Full Can't Login :(


    Hi,

    I'm using Ubuntu 10.10. Recently I noticed that my '/ ' has been fully utilized (100%) I did a restart after that, my login screen became bluish color and cant login normally; it roll back to the login page saying gnome-power-management has some problem. I tried uninstalling gnome-power-manager and reinstalling by login via shell at the login screen by typing CTRL+ALT+F2, It also did not work.

    Can anyone suggest what should I do to get space in / file system when it is 100% filled with data?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by amithad View Post
    Can anyone suggest what should I do to get space in / file system when it is 100% filled with data?
    Hello

    You can try emptying your installed packages cache, or try expanding the size of the root partition if you haven't done so already.
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    You can also, as root or use sudo, delete the /tmp folder contents.
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    rm -rf /tmp/*
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    Depending on how long you've had you system, you may have old kernel installed that are no longer used.
    You could remove those.
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    I assume you can log in in the first place, yes?

    You can uninstall packages you don't need. Run the apt-get fu to get a listing of all installed packages, then sort it by size, and start whacking.

    Remove old logs (/var/log/ is a good place to start). Also set up logrotate to manage your logs, if you're not doing that already.

    You can also do a find command of all files on your system, and sort them by size. This command will find all files and print the file size (in bytes) and file name to a file (run it as root):
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     find / -type f -exec stat -c '%s %n' {} \; 1>/all_files.txt 2>/dev/null
    Then when it's done, you can sort it, or examine it at your leisure, e.g.:
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    cat /all_files.txt|sort -n
    Really, you ought to upgrade your hard drive to one with a larger capacity, if that is possible.
    Last edited by atreyu; 01-07-2012 at 12:48 AM. Reason: run as root

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    Dear All,

    Many thank for your valuable suggestions. I think the problem is with log files and unwanted programes. Will deleting in the files in /tmp files will also help.

    Thank you again

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    If you enable root logins, then when this happens, you can login as root, since some percentage (5-10% I think) of the system disc space is reserved for root, not regular users. Then, you can clean up log files and other cruft that is causing you problems as a regular user.
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