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Old 07-11-2009, 08:04 PM   #1
hwilliams18
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Unhappy unsure how to resize / partition


Thank you for reading my first post! My issue is one I have never come across before. I recently formatted an 8.9" Acer Aspire One with a 160 gig hard drive. I partitioned and installed XP on 100Gigs of the drive and installed Ubuntu on the rest. I am running Ubuntu 9.04 notebook remix and choose to do the "side by side" partitioning with Windows. (I hope I said that right) Everything is working fine, but I have always been adamant about keeping everything up to date and I the update manager has over 100Megs of updates for me. When i try to install them it says:


"Not enough free disk space

The upgrade needs a total of 357M free space on disk '/'. Please free at least an additional 211M of disk space on '/'. Empty your trash and remove temporary packages of former installations using 'sudo apt-get clean'."

My trash is empty and the clean seems to do nothing. What can I try next?
 
Old 07-11-2009, 08:55 PM   #2
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well the easiest way is t0 install or download a livecd of gparted. it is a very nice GUI for managing partitions

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/download.php
 
Old 07-11-2009, 09:21 PM   #3
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No free space in 60 Gigs ? Let's see the output from the following
Code:
df -hT
sudo fdisk -l
 
Old 07-12-2009, 12:08 AM   #4
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well the easiest way is t0 install or download a livecd of gparted. it is a very nice GUI for managing partitions
I downloaded that when the problem arose and i have used it before, but this time no matter which partition i click none of the option are click-able. Everything remains gray.
 
Old 07-12-2009, 12:15 AM   #5
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No free space in 60 Gigs ? Let's see the output from the following
Code:
df -hT
sudo fdisk -l
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Well there's your problem - that NTFS is almost all your disk. I hope this doesn't also apply to the NTFS partition
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no matter which partition i click none of the option are click-able. Everything remains gray.
If you can alter the NTFS, use your gparted liveCD to shrink it to 100 Gig first (apply that). Then drag the left edge of the extended to occupy all the now free space, then drag the Linux partition (sda5) to the far left - then expand it to fill the space. Can be done all in one operation if you prefer.
 
Old 07-12-2009, 02:21 PM   #7
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Well there's your problem - that NTFS is almost all your disk. I hope this doesn't also apply to the NTFS partition
If you can alter the NTFS, use your gparted liveCD to shrink it to 100 Gig first (apply that). Then drag the left edge of the extended to occupy all the now free space, then drag the Linux partition (sda5) to the far left - then expand it to fill the space. Can be done all in one operation if you prefer.
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. I had previously tried installing gparted and I was running it in Ubuntu. I didn't consider that obviously it isn't going to work because all of the partitions are mounted and in use. After rereading your post I realized you had written "live cd" which would not pose me with this issue. It seems to have worked perfectly and the updates are installing as I type. Thanks for your help!
 
  


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