First, let me just say that I'm relatively new to Linux, having been forced to use it since the recent death of my hard drive (although having used Linux for a few weeks now, I wish I'd tried it sooner) so I'm probably missing something that should be obvious to more experienced users. Anyway, here's the deal- I finally settled on Linux Mint 16 after trying a few other distributions. I used Unetbootin to create a Live USB with persistence, and it's worked well, except for the fact that after a few days I find that my 8gb USB is almost full. I need my laptop mainly for my online high school classes right now, so I'm not filling it up with games, movies, etc. After exploring my file system I found that while my home folder is full, others like cdrom, tmp, and dev have 1gb+ on them. I ran the command
and got the following:
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /cow 4062908 3323888 529308 87% / none 4 0 4 0% /sys/fs/cgroup udev 1744648 4 1744644 1% /dev tmpfs 1755620 1232916 522704 71% /tmp tmpfs 351124 1316 349808 1% /run none 5120 4 5116 1% /run/lock none 1755620 680 1754940 1% /run/shm none 102400 12 102388 1% /run/user /dev/sda1 7659188 7395068 264120 97% /cdrom /dev/loop0 1176448 1176448 0 100% /rofs
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
P.S.- This is my first post, so please excuse me if I formatted something wrong.
Update- After running
sudo parted -l
Model: Lexar USB Flash Drive (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 7860MB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: msdos Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 1049kB 7860MB 7859MB primary fat32 boot, lba