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How to resolve: Filesystem root volume with 0 bytes remaining on disk space.

asked 2017-06-15 20:26:59 -0500

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updated 2017-06-16 00:03:59 -0500

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There have been many posts about this issue, and, unfortunately, they seem different enough from my situation that I can't resolve it using other solutions. I'm very new to disk partitioning, dual-booting, and linux distros, and I haven't quite grasped the term "mount," but I am really trying. I am currently running Fedora 25 with KDE Plasma. At most I've downloaded Chrome, a few pip packages, R studio, and Anaconda. I am (to your dismay), running Fedora on a Microsoft Surface 3 with 64GB storage and 2GB RAM. I made a 15GB partition to install Fedora 24 with a patched kernel for the surface and then upgraded to Fedora 25. My intention was to see how well it would run on the S3, and then, if successful, extend the partition (by further shrinking the C: drive).

As the question suggests, my Filesystem root is already full. I knew a 15GB partition was small, but I have hardly installed anything besides the aformentioned packages and software. In reading posts about this issue, I am likely at fault for installing packages in / rather than /home, and not realizing that was wrong?

At this point, since I am completely out of storage, I can't even screen shot the output of disk part commands. In fact, KDE Plasma is unable to boot. Here are some commands that may help:

1.) df -h

Filesystem               Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
devtmpfs                 931M     0  931M   0% /dev
tmpfs                    960M  4.5M  955M   1% /dev/shm
tmpfs                    960M  1.9M  958M   1% /run
tmpfs                    960M     0     960M   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/mapper/fedora-root   13G   12G     0 100% /
tmpfs                    960M  300K  960M   1% /tmp
/dev/mmcblk0p5    477M  257M  191M  58% /boot
/dev/mmcblk0p1    196M   34M  163M  18% /boot/efi
tmpfs                    192M   24K  192M   1% /run/user/42
tmpfs                    192M   12M  181M   6% /run/user/1000
/dev/mmcblk0p3     43G   23G   20G  54% /run/media/mclark/Windows

2.) lsblk

mmcblk0rpmb     179:24   0    4M  0 disk 
mmcblk0boot0    179:8    0    4M  1 disk 
mmcblk0boot1    179:16   0    4M  1 disk 
mmcblk0              179:0    0 58.3G  0 disk 
├─mmcblk0p4     179:4    0  440M  0 part 
├─mmcblk0p2     179:2    0  128M  0 part 
├─mmcblk0p5     179:5    0  500M  0 part /boot
├─mmcblk0p3     179:3    0 42.9G  0 part /run/media/mclark/Windows
├─mmcblk0p1     179:1    0  200M  0 part /boot/efi
└─mmcblk0p6     179:6    0 14.2G  0 part 
  ├─fedora-swap 253:1    0  1.5G  0 lvm  [SWAP]
  └─fedora-root 253:0    0 12.7G  0 lvm  /

Please help me with this, and not let my newbieness and poor use of technical terms discourage you from helping me. From what I had read, this situation comes with some serious surgery to the system that I am likely unable to figure out alone.

Thank you sincerely to anyone that tries to help. Let me know of any other commands or any information that might be of use.

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Please note that you still have 1 GB unused on /. That's because there's a certain small percentage of every partition reserved for emergencies, so that you've got room to clean up in cases like this. And, as you're using LVM, it may be possible to move some extra space over without reinstalling.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2017-06-16 15:12:23 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-06-16 12:04:04 -0500

Since you upgrade from F24 to F25, you might still have a lot of packages cached on disk.

You can tell dnf, the main software install tool, to clean things up for you.

Try running dnf clean packages - either as the root user, or with sudo in front of the command, to delete those packages.

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