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Old 08-16-2012, 10:28 AM   #1
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Need more space for Ubuntu


Hello,
I have installed Ubuntu with the option Install inside Windows.
Now that i am out of disk space on the allocated space for Ubuntu,
I want to add more space to the existing i.e. 2 GB from the same
Windows Drive.
Is it possible? Please help.
 
Old 08-16-2012, 10:45 AM   #2
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Yes, it is. But it is not without risk. Make a backup of the important files on your Ubuntu installation first, then have a look here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...licateWubiDisk
 
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:55 PM   #3
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Or if it's not that critical about disk space you can use bleachbit to clean up junk files...
You can install bleachbit by:
sudo apt-get install bleachbit in terminal and it should be located somewhere in the menu.
 
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:54 AM   #4
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Hello,

Used BleachBit. Made up about 150MB free space more. Thanks.
 
Old 08-17-2012, 08:52 PM   #5
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I have installed Ubuntu with the option Install inside Windows.
This sounds like a Wubi install. If I recall, Wubi defaults to 15 GB, but you can go as high as 30 on a reinstall. Alternatively, get an nice external USB HDD and store the big files on it; it will work just fine and the files will be accessible to Windows if you want them to be.
 
Old 08-18-2012, 01:32 AM   #6
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a usb flash drive will hold most of the apps and personal data, just need space for the boot directory and swap. nothing's going to change fast enough to kill a 32gig flash within a few centuries, unless you put swap on it.
 
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I personally would prefer an Wubi install on an internal harddisk to a Wubi install on an external harddisk. Simple reason: Most PCs still don't have an USB3 interface and most enclosures are still USB2 enclosures, hitting a speed limit at about 30-35MB/sec (may be much less, dependent on your hardware, some AMD southbridges are famous for that) compared to about 80-120MB/sec on a modern harddisk or even around 500MB/sec on a SSD.
 
Old 08-18-2012, 07:36 PM   #8
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usb3 flash, 100mb read, 50mb write, if that's not fast enough, software raid under linux can use a pair or more to boost speed to the usb bridge limits, spread them over the other bridges too... flash drives are small, but still, for example, my os, the partitions take up 14gigs(rest is /home), and average less than half full, stuff that changes fast can go on hard disk. i can get, for 35bucks, a 32gig usb3 flash drive that'd compete with hard disk.
 
Old 09-28-2012, 10:50 AM   #9
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If bleachbit didn't serve you well enough... You should try going in to GRUB Menu and choose "(recovery mode)", enter root password and Select "clean" to make more free space.
 
  


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