Why is Ubuntu using so much space on my hard drive?

abd March 28, 2011
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I have installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my 320 GB hard disk. I don’t have any other operating system other than Ubuntu on my hard drive.

The problem is Ubuntu is using extra disk space. According to disk usage analyzer in Ubuntu, total file system capacity is 284.8 GB (used 194.0 GB available 90.7 GB)

The file system folder is using only 10.7 GB space. Then why it’s showing 194.0 GB as used? I’m confused. Please help!

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  1. Anonymous
    March 29, 2011 at 7:02 am

    Hi

    Delete your home directory. It may be the fact that you are running no barriers ie. barrier=0 as the mount option in fstab.
    http://blog.smartlogicsolutions.com/2009/06/04/mount-options-to-improve-ext4-file-system-performance/

    Drive reporting incorrect free space
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/23734/drive-reporting-incorrect-free-space

    HOWTO: Recover Lost Disk Space in Ubuntu
    http://shaiperednik.com/2009/07/howto-recover-lost-disk-space-in-ubuntu/