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I have a laptop with two 500Gb hard drives. The first drive is one big partition and contains the MBR and Win 7. The second drive contains a 235Gb partition with Ubuntu 12.10 on it and the rest of the drive is unallocated. When trying to put video files into a Media folder I created in my home directory I get the message "not enought space" and I suspect this is because, when I installed Ubuntu I did not set up disk partitions properly. What should I have for partitions? I intend using the entire 2nd drive for the Ubuntu install and would appreciate advice on which partitions I should have and how much space I should allocate.
I have gparted installed and intend using that to fix this mess.
If you want to increase the size of the partition that Ubuntu is on you will have to use a live cd to increase the partition size. To use the rest of the hard drive you can use gparted from within Ubuntu, to create a data partition.
Last edited by colorpurple21859; 04-02-2013 at 09:22 AM.
I think you've got it Spiky and John, I think I may have installed it inside windows 'cause I think I used wubi. What I think I might do, since there isn't anything in Ubuntu yet that I need to save, is, reformat the 2nd HD and do a clean install of Ubuntu. My only concern is, will the boot loader still work OK and allow me to boot windows if I want? I do have a lot of stuff in Windows and even though much of it is backed up it would be a lengthy job restoring it all if I lost it.