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Question How to prevent running out of disk space and reserve enough to boot into desktop?


New member
Apr 23, 2020

I installed Pop OS for my mom on her laptop. The disk drive is 240gb SSD. She keeps downloading large media files and other files and barely deletes any.
Eventually the system cannot boot into desktop environment because these is no disk space left.
I had to login through tty and remove large files manually.

Is there a way to force prevent the user from writing when there is little space left? Can some kind of warning be shown?

Thank You


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Founding Member
Nov 23, 2018
I had to ask around for that one. ;) linked is a script that can do what you want, but I haven't tested it. I would have to max out a disk to do that. You may have to play with it a little, but it looks good otherwise.

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