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Free space gone from my disk :( How to get it back?

catherine_i Posts: 1
edited September 2016 in System Management


One day I have found that 400Gb of free space suddenly gone and I have "/proc" directory 128TiB large. I had ran:

diskscan -v -f -s seq /dev/sda1 > scan.log

But /proc still the same = 128TiB

Also my anti-virus software can not update for unknown reason

Please tell me how to get back my free space and fix errors on disk? The Dolphin said that this folder is 128TiB large but my HDD only 500Gb large. I have Linux Mint 17.2 KDE installed on single drive /dev/sda1 on single partition (/home root boot all in same).

Thank you!


  • saqman2060
    saqman2060 Posts: 777
    edited September 2016

    That is an add problem. Looks like the Linux virtual file system is corrupted. Try a fsck scan using a LiveCD

    #sudo fsck -r /dev/<name of drive>. Let us know what happens. Also, run "df -h /devsda1" and tell us what that says.


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