Regain the storage from deleted - Debian Buster

Hi Robert,

How to regain the storage from deleted files. I tried a few commands, it seems not working:


Suppose it still has 200M available.

Thank you,


Hi @dzhou, that’s for root… By Default in Debian (and most other distro’s) there is a small amount of space that set aside for the root user to do emergency maintenance when you run out of usable space…

Sounds like your using the eMMC, which base image are you starting with? (console/iot/lxqt?)

Quickly purge some data with:

sudo apt clean

This will clean up the apt cache…

Then using ‘dpkg --list’ find packages you don’t need.