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The issue now is that when I run firefox is goes to the default search screen fine, then when I try to look up a site it shuts off immediately. Also when I try to install all the updates it recommends in the update installer it says I don't have enough space available in the '/' drive, I've tried looking up the '/' drive everywhere on LQ and on the computer itself but no such luck. Is there anything I can do to make more space for the updates and can anyone tell why firefox is shutting down every time I search a site?
Sounds like you have run out of space. The situation may be so bad that firefox doesn't find any room for the minimal temporary files it creates when displaying a site, which could cause it to crash. But we won't know until you post the output others above have been requesting.
Well at the moment I can't because I can't find a suitable way to show you the output. I have in fact run out of space though, now I just need a way to clear out some of the unnecessary stuff that's occupying it does anyone know a way I can do that?
Frankly, if a default install is all that it takes to fill up your root partition, then there is little point in cleaning up files. Before you know, you'll get bitten again. I think the safer approach would be to do a reinstall, making sure you allocate sufficient space this time
swap = 1-2GB,
/ = 5 (minimal) - 15GB
/home = whatever is left.
Those are the results asked for previously. How would I go about allocating sufficient space for the re installation? Please include any other information you think I may need to prepare myself for a smooth Ubuntu 9.04 installation and experience. Thank you again for all your help. =)
Last edited by .Zeus.; 07-27-2009 at 01:35 AM.
Reason: =='s were added to create proper space
Well, there you have it. Your / partition is 2.2GB and a fresh install will take a 2.1GB bite out of that.
If you have vista, use its disk management tool to resize its partition so you have, say, at least 20-30GB free. You may want to defragment and run chkdsk first. You may also want to disable virtual memory for the duration of the resize operation.
Then boot your installer, follow through up to the partitioning stage, select MANUAL partitioning and create three partitions (sizes were suggested in my previous post).
If this is not clear, than search for an installation turorial on google, there are plenty. You may even find one or more videos on youtube.
Sorry for double posting but when I try to reinstall ubuntu by just loading the disk after restarting the computer it does nothing but load the ubuntu I already have. Am I doing something wrong, am I missing an important step or is this just not the right way?