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0 bytes disk space Fedora 23

asked 2016-04-11 03:11:59 -0600

Lee Harvey gravatar image

updated 2016-04-11 07:05:17 -0600

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new to learning Linux i have fedora running in a vitualbox on windows 10

hello new to learning Linux,i have fedora running in a vitualbox on windows 10,ran into problem "Low Disk Space on "Filesystem root" the volume filesystem root has 0 bytes disk space" forced to logout, i can't do anything,i have uploaded video screenhot of the problem link text how can i free up space, without having to uninstall things? what is chewing up all my diskspace?

0 bytes disk space Fedora 23

any help would be great...cheers

[lharvey@fedora23 ~]$ df -h
Filesystem                        Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
devtmpfs                          365M     0  365M   0% /dev
tmpfs                             375M  260K  374M   1% /dev/shm
tmpfs                             375M   11M  364M   3% /run
tmpfs                             375M     0  375M   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/mapper/fedora_fedora23-root  6.5G  6.5G     0 100% /
tmpfs                             375M   32K  375M   1% /tmp
/dev/sda1                         477M  100M  348M  23% /boot
tmpfs                              75M   12K   75M   1% /run/user/42
tmpfs                              75M   12K   75M   1% /run/user/1000
[lharvey@fedora23 ~]$
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Yea, 6.5 GB is rather small for Fedora with Gnome Desktop. You should have at least 10GB. You can uninstall program that you are not using to free some space (like LibreOffice) but that could only be a temporary solution...

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-04-11 09:17:26 -0600 )edit

@Lee Harvey related topic -> Space

hhlp gravatar imagehhlp ( 2016-04-11 10:05:11 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-04-11 04:12:44 -0600

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updated 2016-04-11 04:13:34 -0600

You’ve made the virtual disk too small. You can grow the virtual disk by referencing the VirtualBox manual, and then resize the disk in the virtual machine using something like gparted (graphical partition manager).

The easiest would probably be to setup a new virtual machine in VirutalBox and create a larger virtual disk; and then reinstall Fedora in the new virtual machine. Will probably be faster and doesn’t require you to learn complex VirtualBox management commands.

Consider this a learning experience: Operating systems require a lot of disk space.

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