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I'm running a Fedora Workstation VM on Oracle VirtualBox. After using the VM for about a month now, I get a "Low disk on filesystem root" popup when I login. The Disk Usage Analyzer shows this:Disk Usage

I ran this to check for large files

find / -type f -exec ls -s {} \; | sort -n -r | head -20

And got these results:

[root@localhost ~]# find / -type f -exec ls -s {} \; | sort -n -r | head -20
find: ‘/run/user/1000/gvfs’: Permission denied
ls: cannot access '/proc/3355/task/3355/fdinfo/5': No such file or directory
ls: cannot access '/proc/3355/fdinfo/6': No such file or directory
1786352 /run/media/joe/Fedora-WS-Live-29-1-2/LiveOS/squashfs.img
210116 /usr/lib/locale/locale-archive
137672 /usr/lib/jvm/java-11-openjdk-11.0.ea.28-2.fc29.x86_64/lib/modules
119748 /usr/lib64/firefox/libxul.so
69396 /boot/initramfs-0-rescue-83995d8e04c4471c85be9b18e488ac62.img
59032 /usr/lib64/libLLVM-7.so
56264 /usr/share/GeoIP/GeoLite2-City.mmdb
49268 /var/cache/PackageKit/29/hawkey/fedora-filenames.solvx
49268 /var/cache/dnf/fedora-filenames.solvx
49257 /run/media/joe/Fedora-WS-Live-29-1-2/isolinux/initrd.img
49257 /run/media/joe/Fedora-WS-Live-29-1-2/images/pxeboot/initrd.img
47856 /var/cache/PackageKit/29/metadata/fedora-29-x86_64/repodata/55059fb25f8577d2a18d0883247b604dade9f3f68b5b54593ec1809acc57e5fc-filelists.xml.gz
47856 /var/cache/dnf/fedora-8c9e363c32277c01/repodata/55059fb25f8577d2a18d0883247b604dade9f3f68b5b54593ec1809acc57e5fc-filelists.xml.gz
46492 /usr/libexec/webkit2gtk-4.0/WebKitPluginProcess2
45380 /usr/lib64/libwebkit2gtk-4.0.so.37.33.3
43020 /var/lib/rpm/Packages
40072 /usr/lib64/libopenblas-r0.3.3.so
33576 /usr/lib64/firefox/browser/omni.ja
26224 /usr/lib64/libicudata.so.62.1
25276 /usr/share/fonts/google-noto-cjk/NotoSerifCJK-Bold.ttc
[root@localhost ~]# 

Any ideas?

  • Please describe what sort of tasks this particular Fedora partition is intended to be used for. – agc Feb 6 at 18:35
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    I'm doing an online Linux System Admin course and using the VM to follow along with the videos. So things like practicing command line, editing config files, installing/removing packages, basic stuff. – Ryan R Feb 6 at 19:01
  • Also, is it common for people to down vote without explaining why? Seems counter-productive. – Ryan R Feb 6 at 19:03
  • It's an anonymity thing. See also: Encouraging people to explain downvotes – agc Feb 6 at 19:10
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The (virtual) partition in question is 5.7 gigabytes, which is not that large for a working instance of Fedora.

The simplest thing would be to increase the size of the partition.

  • Increasing partition size isn't a great option for me, this is running on a laptop with limited space. I'm looking for a solution that cleans out unnecessary files. – Ryan R Feb 6 at 16:31

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