I have a 200GB HD and have just installed Linux Mint (12 - KDE) as the only OS (I formatted and wiped my previous Windows 7 installation). I am in the process of installing my "sandbox" and because I'm new to Linux am installing all of the stuff that can't be found with package managers under my
/home/<username> directory, stuff like:
- Jenkins CI
- Eclipse and all of its plugins
- AppDynamics Lite
And others. While trying to install an Eclipse plugin (Google's GAE/GWT plugin) I got a notification that I was about to run out of space under my
/home directory, and sure enough, the Eclipse plugin failed to finish installing because it ran out of available disk space.
When I run
df from the terminal I get this output:
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda5 13783792 12133900 958336 93% / udev 4016004 4 4016000 1% /dev tmpfs 1611136 1056 1610080 1% /run none 5120 0 5120 0% /run/lock none 4027832 84 4027748 1% /run/shm
Again, new to Linux, so this doesn't mean much to me, but it looks like I am currently using up 93% of my disk (which I assume is
That's crazy!?! This is 200GB and all I've done is install a few relatively-tiny apps. I don't even think I have any media (photos, videos, etc.) on this machine yet! I literally installed the OS and started setting up my sandbox!
A few things:
- Am I reading this
- Do I need to "mount" or do something special with my
/homedirectory that I failed to do?
- Is it common to get this out-of-disk-space error under
/homeif you're an inexperienced Linux user (and did not do any mounting or other Linux magic as prescribed above)?
- How could I possibly be at 93%?!?! Could I have a virus?!?
Thanks in advance for any help here!
Edit: although it currently reads 93% now, last night (which is when I got these errors) it was at 99%.
NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 232.9G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 211.8G 0 part ├─sda2 8:2 0 1K 0 part ├─sda5 8:5 0 13.2G 0 part / └─sda6 8:6 0 7.9G 0 part [SWAP] sr0 11:0 1 1024M 0 rom sdb 8:16 1 1.9G 0 disk └─sdb1 8:17 1 1.9G 0 part /media/PKBACK# 001 sr1 11:1 1 7M 0 rom