Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have done everything I know about, and now I'm completely lost. I'm getting an error on my Storage partition. The drive is a ntfs, and I'm using ntfs-3g, the disk is being shared between my Windows and my Linux partitions. But I don't think that any of that should be an issue though.

I started off with the obvious df -h

Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda3       772G  434G  339G  57% /media/Storage

The partition that is of interest is /dev/sda3 -- the partition labeled Storage. It seems I'm only using 57%.

I then booted into my Windows partition and ran a chkdsk e: /r on the drive. It did find and correct some errors. However, it didn't fix the 'no space left on disk' error.

After some googling, I notice a lot of people with the same problem found a solution that deals with inodes, so I check that df -ih

Filesystem     Inodes IUsed IFree IUse% Mounted on
/dev/sda3        340M  414K  339M    1% /media/Storage

Seems /dev/sda3 is only using 1% of inodes, and according to @grawity. NTFS won't have problems with inodes since the space is dynamically allocated.

I ran a dmesg, but there doesn't seem to be anything obviously wrong, nothing that I can tell, but I'm not very familiar with the contents. See the dmesg output at http://pastebin.com/jtrf8NB3

I was requested to look at ntfs-3g --version since apparently there used to be a bug where it would report 'no space left on device', but that was an older version.

ntfs-3g 2012.1.15AR.1 external FUSE 28

ntfs fragmentation does not seem to be the problem as it only had a 5% fragmentation. The partition was defragmented regardless.

As requested this is the output of a mount command:

/dev/sdb1 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,size=10%,mode=0755)
none on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=5242880)
none on /run/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
/dev/sda2 on /media/Windows type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096)
/dev/sda3 on /media/Storage type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096)
/dev/sda5 on /media/Linux_partition type ext4 (rw)
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/golden/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=golden)
share|improve this question
    
What is giving the no space on device error? Windows or Linux? If Linux, what Desktop Environment ae you using? –  terdon Dec 8 '12 at 19:44
    
I'm not sure if such filesystems as NTFS ever run out of inodes – most of them dynamically allocate larger data structures when needed. –  grawity Dec 8 '12 at 19:45
    
What version of NTFS-3G are you using? –  Nikos C. Dec 8 '12 at 21:06
    
@NikosC. NTFS-3g version ntfs-3g 2012.1.15AR.1 external FUSE 28 –  GoldenStake Dec 8 '12 at 21:07
1  
please provide output of bare mount command –  kubanczyk Dec 8 '12 at 21:23
show 3 more comments

1 Answer 1

  1. Right-click on the disk
  2. Select the Quota tab
  3. Turn it off.
share|improve this answer
1  
Explain a bit of your diagnosis, and what the proposed solution does? –  vonbrand Feb 3 '13 at 4:23
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.