Originally Posted by dactyl
I have a 4gb USB thumb drive with Ubantu 9 on it and it looks like I have over 3gb free but I only have 4mb free in the documents Directory. How do I increase the size of the directory so I can add my Doc files?
When you(?) created the ubuntu installation to the bootable thumb drive, you(?) were asked how much spare space you would like to allocate to "Documents & settings" ( = and other software you might like to install
). Perhaps the figure originally chosen was, in retrospect, too small.
This space is generally called "persistent storage" for bootable USB sticks. They used not to have the ability to save anything at all between re-boots, so this is an improvement.
If you set this figure too low when the stick was created, you will not have much space to play with (Eg only 4MB, when you could have made it larger, within the limits of the FAT32 filesystem the stick uses).
I am not sure how you can increase this space (without starting afresh), but I hope I have given you some useful search terms.