The volume "filesystem root" has only 0 bytes disk space remaining?

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Published on 2011-10-30T19:26:43Z Indexed on 2011/11/20 18:26 UTC
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I installed 11.10 ~two weeks ago and run into some strange troubles recently.

Installation was on brand new laptop with clear 128GB SSD. I opted for encrypting home directory. Apart from that I accepted defaults during the installation. There is no other OS on my laptop.

I had circa 40GB in use when (for the third time) I got to see this very unpleasant window:

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Twice situation was pretty bad and whole system slowed down considerably. After reboot I could not login to graphical interface (with an error message informing about insufficient space) and had to remove some files from command line first.

Third time I still managed to quickly delete some files and it helped.

My laptop is mainly work environment: so no torrents, games, just two movies. Only media filling space are ~20GB of pictures, and bunch of pdfs. Working mostly on PostgreSQL & PostGIS, GeoServer and QGIS recently.

Although I had lots of opportunities to test and practice my backups I would be extremely grateful if somebody could point me to any potential solutions to this problem.

My laptop has been bought just before I installed Ubuntu, and it came without OS. Could that be hardware issue?

Or is the encrypted home causing me headaches?

Thanks for help!


Update: As suggested by @maniat1k, here is current output of fdisk -l:

WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.


Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1               1   312581807   156290903+  ee  GPT

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