I recently tried to install a large program and inadvertently filled up my Linux partition. I am now seeing a bunch of errors stemming from this issue. I tried to empty the trash, but I get an error whenever I do so. I've also done
rm on several big files, but my OS still seems to think its partition is full, and I'm still seeing the same errors.
How can I free up some memory so my system starts behaving normally again?
I'm operating with Linux Mint 18.2.
Edit: Some specific errors are as follows:
- When I try to tab-complete in a terminal, I get
bash: cannot create temp file for here-document: No space left on device
- When I try to manually delete files from the trash folder (via a file browser), I get an alert saying
Error while deleting. There was an error deleting <filename>.
- When I click the "Empty Trash" button from the file browser, nothing happens. The files in the Trash are unaffected.
cdinto the folder where the Trash is and