I'm frequently getting below error message on elementary OS Freya.

Low Disk Space on File System root

already tried to auto remove, but it didn't work for me (sudo apt-get autoremove) . are there any way to increase root capacity manually.


  • Can you add the output of df
    – Suici Doga
    Commented Apr 13, 2016 at 2:05

1 Answer 1


Increasing root system is a tricky options and may result in non working OS. Backup your data before you try. If you have free space next to / partition then you can do following. You can boot your system from live USB OS (ex: Ubuntu from USB drive). After that start the gParted program. Select the "/" partition and drag scroller to new size. Click on apply. Reboot your system. This is only possible if you have free space next to "/" or if you manage to create some free space next to "/".
I am attaching a screenshot of gParted for you. enter image description here


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