I have allocated a huge amount of space on my hard disk for elementary OS, as can be seen in GParted image. However, I get the message of "insufficient space" for the file system.

Low space message
(low disk space in << Root file system >>)

When I installed elementary OS Freya 3 years ago, I gave it all one of my two discs, and did the automatic installation.

GParted graphic information

How can this happen, and how can I correct it? The system works perfectly well. Is it a false message and is there really no problem? That space increased from 340 Mb to 1.1 Gb when erasing old kernels.

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It is solved. I formatted an NTFS partition as ext4 and moved to it many files, so I have enough free space now.

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