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    i built a rpm package, which i figured out later that i wont be needing, so i deleted the rpm file and also the build package... put together they were abt 5.8 GB... but my system monitor shows that only 700MB of space is available... the 5.8 GB is not visible but its gone

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    Default Re : root partition full even after deleting files

    Did you erase it permanently or it goes on the recycle bin ?

    What's the result of this command :

    Code:
    df -h

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    Default Re: Re : root partition full even after deleting files

    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda6 15G 13G 704M 95% /
    devtmpfs 1.3G 268K 1.3G 1% /dev
    tmpfs 1.3G 208K 1.3G 1% /dev/shm
    /dev/sda7 5.5G 506M 4.7G 10% /home
    /dev/sda1 30G 6.4G 23G 22% /windows/C
    /dev/sda2 35G 4.3G 30G 13% /windows/D
    /dev/sda3 35G 31G 4.0G 89% /windows/E

    well i moved it to trash... but trash is empty
    the file never moved into trash and it is not visible in the root

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    Default Re: root partition full even after deleting files

    On 2011-04-15 16:06, Vidya89 wrote:
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    > i built a rpm package, which i figured out later that i wont be needing,
    > so i deleted the rpm file and also the build package... put together
    > they were abt 5.8 GB... but my system monitor shows that only 700MB of
    > space is available... the 5.8 GB is not visible but its gone


    Use one of the tools that show you the space used by each directory. I use
    mc. Others:

    kdirstat
    baobab
    filelight
    df


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    Default Re: root partition full even after deleting files

    On 04/15/2011 04:36 PM, Vidya89 wrote:
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    > well i moved it to trash... but trash is empty
    > the file never moved into trash and it is not visible in the root


    did you look in /tmp or /var/tmp yet?

    caution: don't just start deleting in there...but, i don't have time now
    to tell you how to, safely..

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    Default Re: root partition full even after deleting files

    If you deleted it as another user (root, for example), it will be in that other user's trash, not in your regular user's trash.

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    Default Re: root partition full even after deleting files

    @robin
    installed mc
    ther are a certain folders which are empty but the size doesnt agree
    the lost+found folder has nothin in it but has a size of 16k


    @denver n bruno

    done... they are empty

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    Default Re : Re: root partition full even after deleting files

    I suppose dev/sda6 is your root folder and is at 95% of use....

    Did emptying the /tmp folder fixed the problem or you still have 95% of sda6 used?

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    Default Re: Re : Re: root partition full even after deleting files

    @daax
    after deleting the rpm package, i tried to compile a kernel which aborted due to lack of mem
    jus tried make clean and got back some memory....

    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda6 15G 12G 2.5G 83% /
    devtmpfs 1.3G 268K 1.3G 1% /dev
    tmpfs 1.3G 776K 1.3G 1% /dev/shm
    /dev/sda7 5.5G 612M 4.6G 12% /home
    /dev/sda1 30G 6.4G 23G 22% /windows/C
    /dev/sda2 35G 4.3G 30G 13% /windows/D
    /dev/sda3 35G 31G 4.0G 89% /windows/E

    these are the files in temp (from wat has been said above, im scared to del the stuff in tmp )

    sd-1000 tracker-vidya
    gnome-system-monitor.vidya.2565807579 unique
    hsperfdata_root virtual-vidya.AifLb7
    .ICE-unix virtual-vidya.C5mRuc
    keyring-CyqKxk virtual-vidya.GDgbRY
    libstorage-sDAvRC virtual-vidya.L1raME
    mc-root virtual-vidya.U9cgiH
    orbit-root virtual-vidya.w6eRc3
    orbit-vidya virtual-vidya.wZNuiD
    pulse-8D4dzB3mIMp8 .X0-lock
    tracker-root .X11-unix

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    Default Re: Re : Re: root partition full even after deleting files

    used find / -size +30000 cmd and found the file in ./local/share/trash/files
    i really dunno why my trash appeared empty

    anyway thank u so much ppl

    btw is ther somethin like marking the thread as solved?

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