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Re: [trinity-users] my vanishing root partition

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:09:24 -0700

On Monday 19 March 2018 06:00:14 Pisini, John wrote:
> There is also ways to look for newest files
> https://stackoverflow.com/questions/5893748/linux-command-to-check-new-file
>s-in-file-system
>
> On Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 8:56 AM, William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
>
> wrote:
> > On Monday 19 March 2018 05:26:39 Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:
> > > Am Montag, 19. März 2018 schrieb William Morder:
> > > > Okay, so riddle me this: Why does space on my root partition keep
> > > > disappearing?
> > > >
> > > > I first noticed something weird with k3b. I tried to change the theme
> >
> > to
> >
> > > > something I liked better, and was asked to make a tmp
> > > > folder: /tmp/kde-<USERNAME>
> > > > So I did this, but every time I reboot, the same problem occurs, and
> > > > I have to go through these steps manually, again and again.
> > > >
> > > > Then I got the bright idea to create the partition myself by
> > > > command-line, anticipating the problem: sudo mkdir
> > > > /tmp/kde-<USERNAME> And the first time I did this, it worked; but
> > > > after reinstalling my system (some months ago), I have the same
> > > > problem again, and nothing works to fix it.
> > > >
> > > > This, however, is just the tip of the iceberg. Something keeps eating
> > > > space on my root partition. I used to have over 1 gb to spare, but
> > > > this kept shrinking, even when I wasn't installing anything new. Now
> > > > kdf
> >
> > tells
> >
> > > > me that I am down to 262 mb of space left on my root partition (on a
> > > > fresh reboot); this, I predict - based on past experience - will
> > > > gradually shrink down to 0 over a couple days.
> > > >
> > > > (This, by the way, is why I want to resize my root partition with
> > > > gparted, slacko, Parted Magic, whatever, so that I have more room to
> > > > wiggle. I used to allot at least 25-30 gb for my root partition; but
> >
> > then
> >
> > > > I thought, hey, I've got my system pretty well set up, and won't be
> > > > downloading much of anything new, and I'm very hygienic about
> > > > cleaning out extraneous unnecessary crap. The newer distros, though,
> > > > use up more and more space on the root partition, just because they
> > > > can; due to the fact that hard drives are getting bigger and cheaper
> > > > - even though not all of us can afford to go out and buy a new one
> > > > right now.)
> > > >
> > > > And there's more. For example: I tried burning the gparted live iso
> >
> > image
> >
> > > > to a CD, and k3b tells me "SUCCESS!"; but when I load the disc, it
> >
> > tells
> >
> > > > me it's empty. Also, when I have been downloading stuff to other
> > > > drives (not root), I can watch kdf show my root partition shrinking
> > > > at a rate
> >
> > of
> >
> > > > 1 mb every few minutes; or when I copy files from one hard drive to
> > > > another, the same thing happens.
> > > >
> > > > There are lots of other little things like this, which seem to point
> > > > to the same problem, but you get the general idea. I would like to
> > > > blame this on systemd or something like that (and it's true that
> > > > systemd
> >
> > seems
> >
> > > > to interfere with shutdowns and reboots); but I am trying to keep an
> >
> > open
> >
> > > > mind, as it could be another problem.
> > > >
> > > > All in all, something is eating space on my root partition, but I
> > > > can't track down the culprit. My antivirus is up-to-date; my firewall
> > > > blocks EVERYTHING outgoing and only allows secure, encrypted
> > > > connections on a few ports. I keep watching for some kind of activity
> > > > that might show me what's going on, but so far it's a mystery.
> > > >
> > > > I'm intending to resize my root partition back to 30 gb.
> > > > (Everything's already backed up and ready to go.) But if this is a
> > > > different, bigger problem, I would like to sort that out first.
> > > >
> > > > Anybody have a clue what's happening?
> > > >
> > > > I will be eternally grateful, or at least I'll be grateful for a
> > > > pretty long time.
> > > >
> > > > Bill
> > >
> > > Hi!
> > >
> > > guess you never cleared the apt archive:
> > >
> > > # apt-get clean
> > >
> > > then you might look at the usual suspects:
> > >
> > > # di -sch /*
> > >
> > > or in konqueror, go to / or /home and select "View/View Mode/File size
> > > view" ...
> > >
> > > nik
> >
> > Other suggestions: the command  (I am supposing)
> > # di -sch /*
> > returns
> > bash: di: command not found
> >
> > What is di? command? software package to download?
> >
> > And konqueror returns this information:
> > "FSView intentionally does not support automatic updates when changes are
> > made to files or directories, currently visible in FSView, from the
> > outside."
> >
> > I opened konqueror as root, and am reviewing info now. I have a picture
> > of my
> > hard drive, but so far nothing unusual. (I've seen this before, but
> > haven't done it in a while.)
> >
> > Bill
> >
> >
I opened konqueror as root, and it shows details of everything in all my 
drives, but for root is just one big amorphous blob. 

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Bill



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