Originally Posted by keithblahblahblah
So on Ubuntu, How do I change the size of the drive partition that Ubuntu is on? OR how do I seperate Ubuntu OS from everything else? My partition size is 10 gigs, hard drive is 160 gigs, so how do I save all my music, videos and pics to my free space? By default everything goes to my 10gigger and now Im obviously out of space. I am a newbie so please speak in english and refrain from using acronyms and fancy geek language please thank you.
Unfortunately this is unavoidable - the "fancy" terms are there for a reason. I'll make you a deal: I'll try to explain as I go and you try to learn the language of linux as you go
Please read the advise link in my sig.
I also have a crash course on the basic gnu/linux skills - here (pdf 108kB)
It sounds like your installation got messed up to leave you with too little room on that partition. You could always backup your data and reinstall Ubuntu to use the whole disk? That would be simplest. OR you could add a new partition to the free space and use that as storage.
I will be giving you commandline instructions - this is a power user tool which is very useful for troubleshooting through a forum.
applications > accessories > terminal
(drag the item to your desktop, you are going to use this a lot.)
in the terminal, you will got a commandprompt which has your name, some other stuff, and a $ sign - then a cursor. You enter commands there - which means that you write down what I say and press enter.
Lets look at your drive:
sudo fdisk -l
it will prompt for your password, when you enter your password it will not display anything. After that there will be a lot of output, then another prompt.
I want you to copy and paste everything from the first $ sign to the start of the next prompt to your reply. Once I have that I can tell you the next step.
If you feel good about this, the program you need to add a new partition and format it is called gparted.