me@netbook:~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda5 323M 292M 15M 96% / tmpfs 5.0M 4.0K 5.0M 1% /lib/init/rw tmpfs 100M 740K 99M 1% /run tmpfs 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock tmpfs 368M 11M 339M 3% /tmp udev 492M 0 492M 0% /dev tmpfs 199M 240K 199M 1% /run/shm /dev/sda10 91G 80G 6.0G 94% /home /dev/sda9 368M 11M 339M 3% /tmp /dev/sda6 8.3G 6.2G 1.7G 79% /usr /dev/sda7 2.8G 538M 2.1G 21% /var /dev/sdb1 1.9G 1.5G 471M 76% /media/usb0
I got GNOME's warning about my root filesystem being filled up. But using
baobab to try and figure out what is clogging the already quite small root filesystem confused me. And all of these partitions were assigned automatically based on percentages anyway... Is it such a bad thing to have 15M left on the root filesystem? And if so, then why did the Debian installer only assign a very small percentage of the available free space for that purpose?