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    Unhappy Disk space Stolen : But How??

    I'm not sure where to post this problem. But this is givng me lot trouble, even i can't open files from internet.
    My OpenSuse is installed in sda3. df -h is giving ouput
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda3 20G 19G 22M 100% /
    udev 220M 132K 220M 1% /dev
    But I don't understand how 19G is used!! If I right click on filesystem and click properties it shows Total Content Size 12.5 GB (Which is proper) but gives 21.6 MB (equal to o/p of df) as free space. But sda3 is
    Disk /dev/sda3: 21.4 GB, 21476206080 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2611 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xc8e78132
    (obtained with fdisk /dev/sda3). I'm now just continuing my work clearing the /tmp folder. But ... Got real Chaap.

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    Default Re: Disk space Stolen : But How??

    (this does not help in solving your problem, but just to make your posts more readable: use CODE wrappers instead of QUOTE wrappers around computer text, it is the # sign in the toolbar).
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Disk space Stolen : But How??

    I tried to read the columns.
    fdisk says the partition is 21 G.
    df says it is mounted on / and 20G (correct) and 19G is used.

    Now I do not know what is all included in this fs (is there a separate /home, are there other separate fs's). But you could try to find where most of the 19 G goes by using du -sk on e.g. /tmp, /var and others.
    Code:
    du -sk /tmp /var
    When you find one abnormal big cd into it and do more
    Code:
    du -sk *
    It might take some time.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Disk space Stolen : But How??

    Thank you hcw. 1st I used du -skh * which showed me my home directory is eating 6G space, but then was unable to find how? Then I used du -akh /home/user/.* | grep G Which showed me beagle log is eating up 5.8G!! Now I've uninstalled beagle. Thank you again.

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    Default Re: Disk space Stolen : But How??

    You are welcome. I like it when people, with just a little help, develop their own error seeking skills.

    And yes, removing Beagle frees al sorts of resources.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Disk space Stolen : But How??

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    You are welcome. I like it when people, with just a little help, develop their own error seeking skills.

    And yes, removing Beagle frees al sorts of resources.
    Haven't removed beagle yet. Just deleted the log files. Planning to write a script for beagle log file clearance periodically.

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    Default Re: Disk space Stolen : But How??

    I usually remove everything beagle related as soon as I can, having never found any use for that program. What do people use beagle for? The only thing I've noticed with beagle is that lowend systems are rendered unusable with beagle running.

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    Default Re: Disk space Stolen : But How??

    I uncheck it for installation at the install process. But when you have need for it, sahaittanmoys' solution to cater for the log files with a nice cleanup script running from cron is a good idea.
    Henk van Velden

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