Nov 25, 2022
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Happy Thanksgiving to my friends in the US! 🦃 🙂
I was running out of space on my Pinephone DanctNIX Arch install, and thought I would share a solution, to help you free up space on your own Arch based installation.
Below this, a couple commands for Debian based systems (Mobian, Debian, Kali, Ubuntu, Parrot, Pop!_OS...).
Whether you run Linux on a laptop, tablet, Librem5 Fx1 or Pinephone, these commands should help make room for new applications / storage.
💻 📲 ARCH / ENDEAVOUROS / MANJARO / BLACKARCH
While I perform this on a Pinephone, you can follow along using the exact same commands.
As a Linux phone = Linux computer (in your pocket)
Check Free Disk Space
Yikes. Only 5% space left (1.6GB). Common problem on smaller disks (such as our emmc).
Let's make some room!
Remove Orphan Packages
pacman -sR $(pacman -Qtdq)
Started out with only 1.6GB left (5% free space on /).
A couple commands later opened free space up to 8.2GB (28% free space on /)
💻 📲 DEBIAN (POP!_OS / Ubuntu / Kali / Parrot)
Older kernels take up space in /boot, leaving little room for upgrades.
You may be wondering: "how can I free up additional /boot space?"
Below are Debian commands to become familiar with:
Free Up /boot
remove packages downloaded per requirement:
sudo apt autoremove
Debian: Free Up Additional Space Package Files
clean files downloaded for pkg install:
sudo apt clean
clean / remove files not needed anymore
sudo apt autoclean
Run above commands anytime you are running short on space, to find more!
Thanks for following 💻 ☕ 😎