Increased root partition after creating ISOs

hi all,
i created a ISOs, but the root partition is growing a lot.
already some cleaning, but still large (23,7GiB).

does anyone have any ideas?

vlw fwi, Holmes :slight_smile:

Hi. Try baobab to see what takes too much space on your disk.

hello @kainonergon
i will do with the baobab.
this increase the root partition occurred with the creation of the isos (already cleared var/cache and var/lib),

vlw fwi, Holmes :slight_smile:

Personally, I use ncdu in this case. With -x option to not cross the mounted file systems.

thank Esclapion and will see it tonight!

vlw fwi, Holmes :slight_smile:

follow the cleaning instructions here:

besides that, you can do some general cleaning of your root partition. look for the commands and some explanation in pacli's source code here:

in the past i had trouble with huge root partitions because of wine, which installs on your root partition including all wine programs/games you install.

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thank you @excalibur1234
some things i already do!

=> using baobab

=> using the command ncdu -x

the conky reports 23,7GiB.

vlw fwi, Holmes :slight_smile:

Really only 5GB for root ? Is your system or a test system :slight_smile:

this is realistic on minimal systems. my root partition also needs around 5gb. i have installed all software i need including libreoffice:

@Holmes: use "ncdu / -x" to see your root partition with ncdu. if you do not specify any path, it displays your home partition by default. press "q" to quit ncdu.

OT : but you delete always the cache and clean the var partition :slight_smile:
\ OT

OT: i did a "sudo pacman -Sc" a week ago. fairly regularly, i execute the "clean" command of pacli, which is linked in my first post. this way, my root partition can grow up to 6-7gb.

ncdu -x /

by default you only analyze the current folder, here home.

hi guys
i changed the ncdu command. images:

before creating any iso my Manjaro JWM was approximately 4GiB.
after creating some isos the Manjaro JWM is on 27,5GiB.
very strange all this!

vlw fwi, Holmes :slight_smile:

Try ncdu with sudo. If a file is owned by root, maybe it's not detected.Have you rebooted your PC recently ? (something can stay mounted)

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all phenomenal..................

run command sudo ncdu -x /

in /root/.local/share/Trash/files with 19GiB....uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

sudo rm -r /root/.local/share/Trash/files


4,69GiB ....uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

thank you all for your help!

vlw fwi, Holmes :slight_smile:


I thought to trash also. Happy for you. :wink:

for future reference:
you can delete files or folders in ncdu by pressing the "d" key.

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thank you @excalibur1234

vlw fwi, Holmes :slight_smile:

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