According to BOINC Manager my 150 GB hard disk is nearly "full" with "other app"?

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Message 1979133 - Posted: 7 Feb 2019, 17:31:32 UTC

The only reason it might an issue is I keep getting messages about "Seti..." needs 32 MB more space, none is available.

I have looked at my local settings for how much space BOINC Manager can use. It is way up there.

I have looked at the easy simple/ways to reduce space and applied them. BOINC Manager still reports a nearly full HD.

I have looked at using the Synaptics package manager to remove some of my applications but if I try to remove the Abi wordprocessor the package manager wants to remove the "gtk desktop" or something like that. That makes me nervous so I stopped.

I am using Lubuntu 18.xx

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Message 1979993 - Posted: 12 Feb 2019, 2:56:28 UTC

Poke around in your directories for where all the used space is taken up.

I think by default BOINC is set to not use more than like 100GB or 50% of the drive. But even that is way more than you need for seti. Thousands of WUs only takes up a few GB.
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Message 1980014 - Posted: 12 Feb 2019, 6:16:00 UTC

Have you actually checked that there is "no" space on your hard disk?
With Linux this message can be caused when BOINC is trying to write to a write-protected directory.
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Message 1981667 - Posted: 22 Feb 2019, 16:12:16 UTC - in response to Message 1980014.  

Have you actually checked that there is "no" space on your hard disk?
With Linux this message can be caused when BOINC is trying to write to a write-protected directory.


Unlike Windows, I can't "see" how much space there was left. I even tried using a HD cleaner for Linux as well as uninstalling some of the apps. Only thing I got was a screwed up OS :(

In another Thread Ian&SteveC. pointed to an error log being generated by pcie errors. And gave me a grub command line change to disable the logging of those errors.

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Message 1981701 - Posted: 22 Feb 2019, 17:38:23 UTC

There are at least three commands that will give the answer:

 1   df command – Shows the amount of disk space used and available on Linux file systems.
 2   du command – Display the amount of disk space used by the specified files and for each subdirectory.
 3   btrfs fi df /device/ – Show disk space usage information for a btrfs based mount point/file system.

Unless of course they have not been included in Lubuntu.
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Message 1981730 - Posted: 22 Feb 2019, 19:30:43 UTC

i cant imagine that you cant simply right click on the OS drive in the file manager and select "Properties" and it should just show you how much free space exists on the drive.
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Message 1981734 - Posted: 22 Feb 2019, 20:08:55 UTC - in response to Message 1981730.  

i cant imagine that you cant simply right click on the OS drive in the file manager and select "Properties" and it should just show you how much free space exists on the drive.

I too can't imagine that Lubuntu is that dumbed down not to allow viewing of drive capacity. Either by the Properties or by use of the Disks application if Lubuntu didn't remove that stock Ubuntu application.
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Message 1981753 - Posted: 22 Feb 2019, 22:37:10 UTC - in response to Message 1981667.  


In another Thread Ian&SteveC. pointed to an error log being generated by pcie errors. And gave me a grub command line change to disable the logging of those errors.


just to note, it doesn't just disable the logging. it changes the behavior to an extent that prevents the error from happening in the first place.

in case anyone else cares to read about it: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/327730/what-causes-this-pcieport-00000003-0-pcie-bus-error-aer-bad-tlp
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