[SOLVED] Low Disk Space on "Filesystem Root"

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w7fzy
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[SOLVED] Low Disk Space on "Filesystem Root"

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Here's the whole warning on my machine: Low Disk Space on "Filesystem Root". The volume "Filesystem root" has only 346.9 MB disk space remaining. I'm assuming that I have too many kernels according to the searches I did before posting. Please don't rip me for posting something that should have gone in a different topic. Tried that and got ripped for not starting a new one.
I think what I'm asking for is to alleviate wasted space.

As much info as I can think of.

Running LinuxMint 18.3 Cinnamon

command: uname -r (kernal)
4.15.0-32-generic

command: lsb_release
LSB Version: core-9.20160110ubuntu0.2-amd64:core-9.20160110ubuntu0.2-noarch:printing-9.20160110ubuntu0.2-amd64:printing-9.20160110ubuntu0.2-noarch:security-9.20160110ubuntu0.2-amd64:security-9.20160110ubuntu0.2-noarch

uname -mrs
Linux 4.15.0-32-generic x86_64

Original Win10 Laptop is dual booted. I didn't know how much to put into each particion at the time so I'm assuming I have to live with it.
Had a dickens of a time getting Linux back after a couple "updates" by MSoft. Lost about 9 months of Linux use/learning not having any idea how to get it back. It wasn't grub, it was a setting in the boot menu (UEFI?)

cat /etc/*-release
DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint
DISTRIB_RELEASE=18.3
DISTRIB_CODENAME=sylvia
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia"
NAME="Linux Mint"
VERSION="18.3 (Sylvia)"
ID=linuxmint
ID_LIKE=ubuntu
PRETTY_NAME="Linux Mint 18.3"
VERSION_ID="18.3"
HOME_URL="http://www.linuxmint.com/"
SUPPORT_URL="http://forums.linuxmint.com/"
BUG_REPORT_URL="http://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/"
VERSION_CODENAME=sylvia
UBUNTU_CODENAME=xenial

I have one admin folder that needs a password and two"user" logins that don't.
Thanks,
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Re: Low Disk Space on "Filesystem Root"

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Re: Low Disk Space on "Filesystem Root"

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w7fzy wrote:.
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From the Live LM USB/DVD, please post the Terminal output for sudo parted -l and inxi -Fxz.

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Re: Low Disk Space on "Filesystem Root"

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w7fzy wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:52 pm
I'm assuming that I have too many kernels according to the searches I did before posting.
First suggestion, run below commands in a terminal, that will clean out package cache and remove unneeded packages:

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apt clean
apt autoremove --purge
2nd suggestion remove old kernels through Update Manager > View > Linux kernels
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Re: Low Disk Space on "Filesystem Root"

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michael louwe wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:24 pm
w7fzy wrote:.
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From the Live LM USB/DVD, please post the Terminal output for sudo parted -l and inxi -Fxz.
$ sudo parted -l
[sudo] password for dave:
Model: ATA LITEON CV1-8B256 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 256GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: gpt
Disk Flags:

Number Start End Size File system Name Flags
1 1049kB 106MB 105MB fat32 EFI system partition boot, esp
2 106MB 123MB 16.8MB Microsoft reserved partition msftres
3 123MB 193GB 192GB ntfs Basic data partition msftdata
5 193GB 194GB 1024MB linux-swap(v1)
6 194GB 219GB 25.0GB ext4
7 219GB 256GB 36.9GB ext4
4 256GB 256GB 524MB ntfs Basic data partition hidden, diag

AND

$ inxi -Fxz
System: Host: Gimli Kernel: 4.15.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine: System: Acer (portable) product: Aspire R5-471T v: V1.12
Mobo: Acer model: Luffy v: V1.12
Bios: Acer v: V1.12 date: 10/18/2017
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i5-6200U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9600
clock speeds: max: 2800 MHz 1: 800 MHz 2: 800 MHz 3: 799 MHz
4: 800 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel Sky Lake Integrated Graphics bus-ID: 00:02.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1920x1080@60.02hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 520 (Skylake GT2)
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 18.0.5 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-32-generic
Network: Card: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
driver: ath10k_pci bus-ID: 01:00.0
IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 256.1GB (18.5% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: LITEON_CV1 size: 256.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 23G used: 22G (99%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
ID-2: /home size: 34G used: 22G (69%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
ID-3: swap-1 size: 1.02GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 36.5C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 219 Uptime: 2:09 Memory: 2937.7/7858.4MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35
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Re: Low Disk Space on "Filesystem Root"

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w7fzy wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:44 pm
6 194GB 219GB 25.0GB ext4
7 219GB 256GB 36.9GB ext4


Partition: ID-1: / size: 23G used: 22G (99%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
ID-2: /home size: 34G used: 22G (69%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
The partition containing Mint (and likely programs as well) is nearly full. Can you perhaps reduce the size of the Windows partition (192GB) so you can increase the size of /dev/sda6?

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Re: Low Disk Space on "Filesystem Root"

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Laurent85 wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:32 pm
w7fzy wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:52 pm
I'm assuming that I have too many kernels according to the searches I did before posting.
First suggestion, run below commands in a terminal, that will clean out package cache and remove unneeded packages:

Code: Select all

apt clean
apt autoremove --purge
2nd suggestion remove old kernels through Update Manager > View > Linux kernels
I removed a bunch of old kernels through update manager first.
Looks like I got about 7% back as it was 99% for this line below: Partition: ID-1: / size: 23G used: 20G (92%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
There are two more kernels listed 4.15.0-29 and 0-32 plus the active one 4.15.0-32. I've been running on the active one for about 2-3 days, I think. Is it advisable to remove one or both installed/not active copies?


command: inxi -Fxz
System: Host: Gimli Kernel: 4.15.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine: System: Acer (portable) product: Aspire R5-471T v: V1.12
Mobo: Acer model: Luffy v: V1.12
Bios: Acer v: V1.12 date: 10/18/2017
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i5-6200U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9600
clock speeds: max: 2800 MHz 1: 500 MHz 2: 500 MHz 3: 500 MHz
4: 500 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel Sky Lake Integrated Graphics bus-ID: 00:02.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1920x1080@60.02hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 520 (Skylake GT2)
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 18.0.5 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-32-generic
Network: Card: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
driver: ath10k_pci bus-ID: 01:00.0
IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 256.1GB (17.9% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: LITEON_CV1 size: 256.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 23G used: 20G (92%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
ID-2: /home size: 34G used: 22G (69%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
ID-3: swap-1 size: 1.02GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 36.5C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 224 Uptime: 4 min Memory: 1343.2/7858.4MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35
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Re: [SOLVED] Low Disk Space on "Filesystem Root"

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w7fzy wrote:.
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You should have 2 installed Linux kernels that are both functional, ie one older one for backup. ... https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... el-updates

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