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Old 07-26-2009, 12:44 PM   #1
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Firefox and Update problems on Ubuntu 9.04


Hello everyone,

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?


- Zeus
 
Old 07-26-2009, 01:35 PM   #2
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From a terminal can you run
Code:
df
and post the results?
cheers,
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Old 07-26-2009, 08:04 PM   #3
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Do as jdkaye has said only add the -h tag to make it human readable.

Code:
df -h
Then see how much space / has.
 
Old 07-26-2009, 08:43 PM   #4
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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.
 
Old 07-26-2009, 08:59 PM   #5
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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?
 
Old 07-26-2009, 09:25 PM   #6
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Having some information on your setup would help, how big is your / partition? Do you have only the / partition and swap?

If you have stuff on there you don't need delete it or move it to a different partition or jumpdrive.
 
Old 07-26-2009, 09:48 PM   #7
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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.

Last edited by jay73; 07-26-2009 at 09:50 PM.
 
Old 07-27-2009, 12:02 AM   #8
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Filesystem== size== used== avail== use== mounted on

/dev/sda5== 2.3G== 2.2G== 0== 100%== /
tmpfs== 1003M== 0== 1003M== 0%== /lib/init/rw
varrun== 1003M== 104K== 1003M== 1%== /var/run
varlock== 1003M== 0== 1003M== 0%== /var/lock
udev== 1003M== 160K== 1003M== 1%== /dev
tmpfs== 1003M== 88k== 1003M== 1%== /dev/shim
lrm== 1003M== 2.4M== 1000M== 1%== /lib/modules/2.6.28-11/volat
ile
overflow== 1.0M== 20K== 1000K== 2%== /tmp

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 12:35 AM. Reason: =='s were added to create proper space
 
Old 07-27-2009, 12:48 AM   #9
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Quote:
/dev/sda5== 2.3G== 2.2G== 0== 100%== /
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.
 
Old 07-27-2009, 12:56 AM   #10
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How would I uninstall the Ubuntu that I already have now, or do I not need to? If not will the disk overwrite it?
 
Old 07-27-2009, 01:13 AM   #11
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Yes, it will get overwritten. No need to uninstall anything.
 
Old 07-27-2009, 10:18 AM   #12
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Perfect, I'll begin reinstalling it as soon as possible thank you for all your help again everyone! =D
 
Old 07-27-2009, 10:26 PM   #13
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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?
 
Old 07-27-2009, 10:43 PM   #14
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Did you enter BIOS and make sure that your system will boot the cd/dvd drive before the hard drive?
 
Old 07-27-2009, 10:57 PM   #15
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Nope, how would I enter BIOS?
 
  


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