Disk space allotment in Ubuntu 10.04

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Disk space allotment in Ubuntu 10.04

Postby Buddha » Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:24 am UTC

I have an apparent 33.4 gigs of free space left on my hard drive, but my home folder is reportedly full. If I knew how to take a screenshot, or how to put images in my posts, I would show you.

My filesystem is reporting thirty gigs of free space, out of about 120. my home folder is reporting 0, out of 12. How do I make that twelve bigger?
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Re: Disk space allotment in Ubuntu 10.04

Postby hintss » Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:47 am UTC

if I remember right, GParted

also, hit printscreen on your keyboard, then paste that into a program.

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Re: Disk space allotment in Ubuntu 10.04

Postby Buddha » Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:56 am UTC

I am gonna need more detail than that.
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Re: Disk space allotment in Ubuntu 10.04

Postby Killamus » Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:00 am UTC

GParted is a program that allows you to reallocate disk space (Sudo apt-get install gparted - I think it's installed by default though, just try sudo gparted)

Also, what disk is your home folder set in? I don't know how to set it if you changed it, but make sure it's on the disk with the 30 gigs free.

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Re: Disk space allotment in Ubuntu 10.04

Postby Buddha » Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:54 pm UTC

They are all on the same disk, but it will not let me change the allotment of space. I have opened GParted, and it has the option of resizing or moving them, but it is not available for some reason. I have all my data backed up, so should I just create a new partition table?
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Re: Disk space allotment in Ubuntu 10.04

Postby Killamus » Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:22 am UTC

Are they all on the same partition? Just curious.

Anyways, if you want to resize, you might as well re-install ubuntu. It's up to you if you want to do that though.

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Re: Disk space allotment in Ubuntu 10.04

Postby Buddha » Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:44 pm UTC

Well, I only have a few files which I cannot just download again after re-installation, so that seems like an okay idea, but how do I do that?
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Re: Disk space allotment in Ubuntu 10.04

Postby hintss » Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:40 pm UTC

how can you do what?

back up those files, burn a disk, and reinstall...

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Re: Disk space allotment in Ubuntu 10.04

Postby keeperofdakeys » Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:29 am UTC

If you haven't reinstalled yet, could you post the output of the command: df -h
This will tell us what partitions are mounted and how much space is available on each one.

After that you may want to run this: du -sh ~/* | less
This will allow you to scroll through a list of the sizes of all first level folders in your home directory.

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Re: Disk space allotment in Ubuntu 10.04

Postby phlip » Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:18 am UTC

gparted probably won't let you resize a partition that's mounted (at least, I hope it won't let you... even if it does, it's a horrible idea). So you'll need to umount everything from that drive first.

If that includes your root partition, then you'll probably need to run gparted from a livecd instead, so that you can get to it without having any partitions on the drive mounted.

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Re: Disk space allotment in Ubuntu 10.04

Postby zean11 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:22 pm UTC

To resize your partition you do NOT need to reinstall Ubuntu. If you haven't done so yet, make a GParted Live CD or Live USB Stick. Boot into there and you can resize any partition you want. It is, however, recommended that you backup your hard drive before resizing.

GParted can be obtained here: http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php


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