I’ve been using Silverblue for some years and I’m happy with it.
One of the main issues I have is disk space. I have a 10 year old laptop with one 237GB SSD disk. I use many flatpak apps and SDK to build them.
I’m trying to understand what is taking more space. As Baobab flatpak cannot read the root directory, I must use df and du.
First, some basic information:
# fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 238.47 GiB, 256060514304 bytes, 500118192 sectors
Disk model: SAMSUNG SSD PM83
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: 4EBCA452-6855-45D3-A98B-40BCAC9BAD46
Device Start End Sectors Size Type
/dev/sda1 2048 1230847 1228800 600M EFI System
/dev/sda2 1230848 3327999 2097152 1G Linux filesystem
/dev/sda3 3328000 500117503 496789504 236.9G Linux filesystem
Disk /dev/zram0: 7.62 GiB, 8180989952 bytes, 1997312 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
# df -h /
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda3 237G 222G 15G 94% /
What were you expecting nautilus to tell you.
There is a setting button that allows nautilus to display all files, including the “hidden” ones whose name begins with a “.” (dot), but by default that is off.
Nautilus cannot look into the system directories that are not user readable where from the command line you can use ‘sudo’ and see everything everywhere.