Linux Mint partition size.. [solved]

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Linux Mint partition size.. [solved]

Post by Ricker » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:47 pm

Hello,

At the moment I have Installed Linux Mint 18.1 Xfce on a Dual boot laptop and the Linux Mint partition was set at 20GB. However I have noticed after several updates the partition size is shrinking fast... Just wondering how large will this Mint operating system get??


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11.3GB of 18.3GB free (38% used )


Thanks
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Re: Linux Mint partition size..

Post by JerryF » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:03 pm

Please post the result of this command in Terminal:

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inxi -Fxz
and paste the results between code tags. This will give us needed information about your system.
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Re: Linux Mint partition size..

Post by Ricker » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:31 pm

JerryF wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:03 pm
Please post the result of this command in Terminal:

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inxi -Fxz
and paste the results between code tags. This will give us needed information about your system.

Drives: HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (4.7% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: SAMSUNG_HM160HC size: 160.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 18G used: 5.7G (35%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
ID-2: swap-1 size: 1.61GB used: 0.49GB (31%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6
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Re: Linux Mint partition size..

Post by JerryF » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:47 pm

Ricker wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:31 pm

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ricker@ricker-ThinkPad-T42 ~ $ inxi -Fxz
...
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (4.7% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: SAMSUNG_HM160HC size: 160.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 18G used: 5.7G (35%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 1.61GB used: 0.49GB (31%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6
The way you have Mint installed has only the / (root) partition which contains not only the OS, but also your files and settings. 20 GB is fine for just the OS, but you'll need more to hold everything else.

Either give more room to that partition by using Gparted from a live dvd or usb or:
If you're game, you may want to reinstall and use the ‘Something else' option and create 3 partitions.
/ (the root partition) = 20 GB
/home (this partition will hold your documents, settings,etc.) = as much as you can in GB
Swap = 1.5 times the amount of your RAM. Swap is for hibernation purposes and when RAM is running low.
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Re: Linux Mint partition size..

Post by all41 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:52 pm

20gb is not a lot of file space these days, particularly if that includes your /home directory..
Use your Disk Usage Analyzer from your Menu and try to find the culprit file hog.
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