What does the icon mean?

Attached is the block of the icons in i3
What does the one in red saying 2.4G stand for?? Why is it in red??
EndevourOS block icons

Thank you

It means your root directory (/) only has 2.4gib of space left. Did you make that partition manually?

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that’s strange
i’ll try working out why.
I don’t remember how i partitioned the disk, I guess I used the the automatic installer if there was one - it is a 250 NVMe disk dedicated only for EndevourOS.

somhow i have endevouros on /
then there are three volumes unmounted
when the three volumes are mounted they see to run in /run/media/my-user-name/and-a-very-long-number-like-this:3a91cca2-8424etc
eh of these volumes seem to have something on

any advice??

What does

df -hT

say ?

[sherabk@EndevourOS ~]$ df -hT
Filesystem     Type      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
dev            devtmpfs  7.8G     0  7.8G   0% /dev
run            tmpfs     7.8G  1.7M  7.8G   1% /run
/dev/nvme0n1p3 ext4       30G   26G  2.4G  92% /
tmpfs          tmpfs     7.8G     0  7.8G   0% /dev/shm
tmpfs          tmpfs     7.8G  8.0M  7.8G   1% /tmp
/dev/nvme0n1p2 vfat      511M   61M  451M  12% /boot
/dev/nvme0n1p4 ext4      190G   63G  118G  35% /home
tmpfs          tmpfs     1.6G  108K  1.6G   1% /run/user/1000
/dev/sda6      ext4       82G  9.0G   68G  12% /run/media/sherabk/3a91cca2-8424-45eb-8a7e-907ab0da848a
/dev/sda1      ext4       28G   15G   12G  56% /run/media/sherabk/f2fd1f23-524e-499f-bbb5-79db92198f09
/dev/nvme0n1p5 ext4      8.6G   37M  8.1G   1% /run/media/sherabk/b4f54ff2-d972-4d52-87d1-2a906b8c6fde

And also this if it is helpful?

[sherabk@EndevourOS ~]$ fdisk -l | grep Disk
fdisk: cannot open /dev/nvme0n1: Permission denied
fdisk: cannot open /dev/sda: Permission denied
[sherabk@EndevourOS ~]$ sudo !!
sudo fdisk -l | grep Disk
[sudo] password for sherabk: 
Disk /dev/nvme0n1: 232.89 GiB, 250059350016 bytes, 488397168 sectors
Disk model: WDS250G3X0C-00SJG0                      
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: 375B21C4-498A-DF4B-A192-BEEB76EC04D3
Disk /dev/sda: 111.79 GiB, 120034123776 bytes, 234441648 sectors
Disk model: BIWIN SSD       
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x129efac8
[sherabk@EndevourOS ~]$ 

That is effectively what the red icon is telling you.
I would think that 30 G for a / partition should be enough for an install.

You must have tons of software and perhaps flatpak and stuff installed to fill that space up.

You could look into you /var/cache/pacman/pkg. If it hasn’t been cleaned up, it tends to occupy gigabytes of space.

Look at the following pages for some tips on how to cleanup your filesystem:




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When doing disk analysis some things seems like they take a lot of space.
e.g /var/cache/pacman takes 9GB
or /home/sherabk/protonmail-bridge/src is a 1GB of which src is 819.7MB
or /home/sherabk/.cache/yay takes up 6.7 mostly on yay

and I don’t feel I have tons of software.
But I begin to suspect I do something wrong each time I do a system update and press enter enter enter …

You have been hoarding a lot of packages in your cache. :sweat_smile:

thanks :pray:

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un intentionally I promise

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Just run sudo paccache -rk2 as a first step - this will keep only 2 versions of cached pacman apps. It’s a part of maintenance on an Arch-style system, as updates happen so frequently (and old versions can be re-acquired if necessary). This would qualify as a good start! :grin:

btw - under pressure, you could keep only one (or even none!) if you wanted - but hopefully you will identify/move other stuff by then…

Thank you - got me good few extra Gb!

What i’d like to understand is: what are all these other volumes?(presently unmounted(as I unmounted them))

looks like you do a manually partition on install? as I see /home and / on different partitions?


could be the other partitions are leftover from what was installed before…

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Than you very much - clever command
maybe its time for reinstall
I don’t remember creating all these volumes during install(beside home)

@wisdomlight either start posting usable data or I am not sure how we are supposed to help you. :hugs: