Ubuntu – Storage almost full for 14.10

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I recently wiped my computer to have 14.10 as my only OS. It has 160 GB of storage. That was a month ago. Now, I keep getting prompts that the storage is almost full. And when I look it says I only have 543 MB free. How is this possible? I haven't torrented any large files. I do have Variety to autodownload wallpapers and not erase though.

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on 
/dev/sda1  146G  138G  554M  100%  / 
none 4.0K 0 4.0K 0% /sys/fs/cgroup 
udev 742M 4.0K 742M 1% /dev 
tmpfs 151M 1.1M 150M 1% /run 
none 5.0M 4.0K 5.0M 1% /run/lock 
none 752M 540K 751M 1% /run/shm 
none 100M 80K 100M 1% /run/user –  er –  

Best Answer

With the output of df -h, really the problem is the huge usage on the disk sda1.

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on 
 /dev/sda1 146G 138G 554M 100% / 
 none      4.0K    0 4.0K   0% /sys/fs/cgroup 
 udev      742M 4.0K 742M   1% /dev 
 tmpfs     151M 1.1M 150M   1% /run
 none      5.0M 4.0K 5.0M   1% /run/lock
 none      752M 540K 751M   1% /run/shm 
 none      100M  80K 100M   1% /run/user

use disk usage analyser to drill down to the locations that have the biggest files and delete them.

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