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Old 10-18-2007, 06:55 PM   #1
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Unhappy hdd went from 80GB to 9GB


ok, i first became interested in Linux about a litle more than 6 months ago.

when first starting the livecd (Ubuntu 7.04) i would try multiple times to install until the partitioner came up and i was all confused and decided to abort the installation

i noticed a little while ago that my hdd space was really low (119gb)
and is now only 9GB available

my Ubuntu partition is 10GB i think....

i really have nothing other than windows and world of warcraft on my windows partition.... did maybe the partitioner actually partition the hard drive?

when i look at gparted it shows my windows partition along with my dell BIOS partition thing so...?

please help i don't know why i have barley no hdd space.

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Old 10-18-2007, 06:59 PM   #2
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How about booting with the live CD then using sudo fdisk -l from a console window and post it here so we can see how the drive is partitioned then we could maybe tell you more about what is going on.
 
Old 10-18-2007, 08:50 PM   #3
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ok i will try that, im at my friends now so when i get home...

also, does it have to be the same CD that i used because i used multiple 7.04 livecd's when experimenting?

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Old 10-18-2007, 09:52 PM   #4
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Quote:
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ok i will try that, im at my friends now so when i get home...

also, does it have to be the same CD that i used because i used multiple 7.04 livecd's when experimenting?
No the output will be the same no matter what distro you use.
 
Old 10-19-2007, 08:34 PM   #5
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Code:
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1               1           4       32098+  de  Dell Utility
/dev/sda2   *           5       14593   117186142+   7  HPFS/NTFS

?

like i really don't understand... i don't have much of anything on my hard rive i deleted all my music, my Ubuntu partition is only like 10gb...?

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Old 10-20-2007, 03:51 PM   #6
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my partition is a virtual disk created by wubi btw....

its only a 9GB partition
 
Old 10-20-2007, 05:19 PM   #7
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I figured as much when I saw the fdisk listing - in future offer that sort of info (wubi) in the opening post.

I don't think you'll have a lot of luck trying to increase the size of that wubi file; seems it's all determined at initial install.
IMHO you'd be better off using a standard Ubuntu install and resizing the Windoze partition, then installing into the unallocated space.
Should be plenty of doco on the Ubuntu Wiki.
Anything you need copy off to a CD/USBkey and restore to the new build.
 
  


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