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Dygital_Karma 05-14-2009 11:45 AM

Ubuntu says disk is full installed alongside windows and...
Hi all, My problem is as follows: I have vista installed on my notebook and I recently installed Ubuntu 9.0 alongside windows. When I try to update anything it says my disk is full. (There is over 200 gb free on drive) I can only assume that when installing it made a partition alongside windows and wasn't big enough!?! any suggestions??? Thank you in advance.

Dygital_Karma 05-14-2009 11:48 AM

another quick question to go along with my first...
Out of curiosity, is it possible to uninstall Ubuntu and reinstall it on a partitioned drive and if so how do I go about this.

dracolich 05-17-2009 11:21 AM


(There is over 200 gb free on drive)
Where is this free space reported from? Is it accessible from Ubuntu?

You may have more than one partition for Ubuntu, like one for /, one for /home, 1 for swap and so on. If /, /usr, /var and /tmp don't have enough space you can get low disk space errors pretty quickly. Can you open a terminal window and post the output of the command

sudo df -h
If you need to free space on / or /var you can empty the apt-get cache with another terminal command

sudo apt-get clean
This can free up anywhere from a few MB to several hundred MB depending on how many updates you've installed since the initial installation. Also, if you do any cd/dvd burning look in /tmp for any temporary disc images.

As for reinstalling on a partitioned disk, I'm not sure I understand what you mean because partitioning is part of the installation. If your partition are currently too full the easiest fix might be to reinstall Ubuntu and pay attention when creating partitions.

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