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Old 03-14-2011, 12:45 AM   #1
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Angry System File is Full (100%) How can I relieve the situation?


I just finished installing Ubuntu 10.04 on a Windows XP Dell.
It was installed along side XP (choose at boot).

I thought I allowed enough space on the drive 8+ GB for Ubuntu (based on user-based info online) but after the installation and updates were installed I got a warning that I had only about 600 MB of space remaining.

Now that Real Player has finished installing, I'm being told that I only have 51.4 MB remaining!

I have two 80 gig drives in this PC, with over 100GB free according to the disc usage analyzer.

What did I do wrong in the installation/partitioning process and is there anything short of a complete re-install that will solve this issue? It will be my 4th or 5th reinstall of Ubuntu if I have to do it again.

Any encouraging words?

Thanks,
-Mike
 
Old 03-14-2011, 12:47 AM   #2
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How did you repartition your drives? Did you allocate the appropriate space and resize your partitions properly?
 
Old 03-14-2011, 01:05 AM   #3
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Apparently I did not repartition properly. I'm not clear on what partitioning does in this situation of installing an OS.
I thought the space I was allowing for Ubuntu was for the OS only (that's why I opted for the minimum), not for anything else. But when I installed Real Player, it apparently went into the System File. The warning I received after that download said that I should remove programs to create more space. Any ideas what I could/should remove?
In the installation process, I opted for migration of files and settings from the Windows side and they all come through fine. That was several 10s of GB of files.
So I'm still not sure what to do about my present situation.
Anyone else?
-Mike
 
Old 03-14-2011, 01:10 AM   #4
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Could you post the outputs of df and mount?
 
Old 03-14-2011, 01:21 AM   #5
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I probably could if I knew what you are referring to: 'output of df and mounts'
Sorry to be such an unknowing newbie.
 
Old 03-14-2011, 01:29 AM   #6
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Post the output of the following commands:
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df -h
mount
And please use code tags.
 
Old 03-14-2011, 01:51 AM   #7
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I can't find the place to input the commands.
With previous installations, I could. Now it's not in the dropdown box under Administration.

Also, when I click on Synaptic Package Manager, I get a message saying:
"Failed to run /usr/sbin/synaptic as user root.
Unable to copy the users's Xauthorization file."

Also, the search function in Firefox doesn't work and I noticed another malfunction there.

It looks to me like this installation has some serious defects and maybe I should just start over.

If you know a keyboard shortcut to open the dialog box allowing me to enter: "df -h
mount" maybe I could try that and show you the results.

Thanks
 
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You need to open a terminal window. Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal
 
Old 03-14-2011, 02:32 AM   #9
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I thought I was installing Ubuntu on the slave HD when in fact it is on the Windows master drive. I checked it the XP side of the PC. Everything on that side seems to be fine... so far.

Just restarted Ubuntu and got a message pop-up on the login screen saying "configuration defaults of GNOME Power Manager have not been installed correctly. Please contact your system administrator."

I can't log in. This message just comes back up again and again.

I have to go to work now. Will continue or close this thread tomorrow when I know more.

Thanks again,
-Mike
 
  


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