Disk storage full

First of all, I am a complete beginner to Ubuntu. I was trying to follow along the Ubuntu dual boot installation section from Odin project. According to the guide, I allocated two partitions, the root partition to mount the systems files, and /Home partition to house apps & personal files.

After installing the Chrome browser, Ubuntu notified that the disk storage is almost full. I checked the disk usage analyzer and it showed that there is only 558.2 MB on /Home.

Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
tmpfs           1.6G  2.1M  1.6G   1% /run
/dev/sda6        15G   14G  161M  99% /
tmpfs           7.8G   89M  7.7G   2% /dev/shm
tmpfs           5.0M  4.0K  5.0M   1% /run/lock
/dev/sda7        22G  565M   20G   3% /home
/dev/sda1        96M   35M   62M  37% /boot/efi
tmpfs           1.6G  120K  1.6G   1% /run/user/1000
/dev/sdb4       321G   54G  267G  17% /media/wizcat/Data

You can see there there is around 20-22 GB available on /home. Please help me how to tackle this issue as I only have little knowledge so far working around Linux environment.

Asked By: sai Hti


Your root partition /dev/sda6 is what’s full. Your /HOME partition is not your problem.

You will need to delete files from somewhere in the root partition to free up more space to silence the warning message. As a practical matter, 15G is totally insufficient to run a reasonable Ubuntu installation. You need to create a much larger partition for Ubuntu on your dual boot machine (or install a much larger drive).

Answered By: jones0610
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