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Old 02-23-2011, 07:14 PM   #1
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Very basic question: how to get more disk space into my home folder?


hey everyone,
I am using Ubuntu in a laptop. The C disk has 15GB, and Windows is installed in C disk. I installed Netbook Ubuntu in D disk which only has 10GB free space. Now I am trying to install some applications in ubuntu such as emacs. But the system says it only has about 450Mb disk space. So how could I get more space? Can I install the applications under some different path? without using apt-get?

Thank you so much!!

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Nan
 
Old 02-23-2011, 07:31 PM   #2
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hey everyone,
I am using Ubuntu in a laptop. The C disk has 15GB, and Windows is installed in C disk. I installed Netbook Ubuntu in D disk which only has 10GB free space. Now I am trying to install some applications in ubuntu such as emacs. But the system says it only has about 450Mb disk space. So how could I get more space? Can I install the applications under some different path? without using apt-get?

Thank you so much!!

Best,
Nan
C:, D:, etc. is a windows nomenclature for partitions/disks. In linux there are /dev/sda1, /dev/sda2, /dev/sdb1 (depending on your setup).
If you've got some spare space on your windows system, you could use ubuntu to shrink the windows partition (first do defrag on windows) and then enlarge the linux partition using a live cd (eg. knoppix or ubuntu live cd)

Another solution would be to free some space from your ubuntu system, ie. remove unnecessary programs that you've installed, delete temporary files, find out which files/folders take most space. See the following links for that:
http://www.suseblog.com/linux-comman...-all-my-space/
http://linuxreviews.org/quicktips/chkdirsizes/
If they are data from some application that you don't need, you can delete. If you don't know what it is, it'd be better to leave it untouched or post the results here.

On a separate note, 10GB for a desktop system might be slightly on a short side. Is buying a bigger hard drive an option?
 
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:46 PM   #3
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C:, D:, etc. is a windows nomenclature for partitions/disks. In linux there are /dev/sda1, /dev/sda2, /dev/sdb1 (depending on your setup).
If you've got some spare space on your windows system, you could use ubuntu to shrink the windows partition (first do defrag on windows) and then enlarge the linux partition using a live cd (eg. knoppix or ubuntu live cd)

Another solution would be to free some space from your ubuntu system, ie. remove unnecessary programs that you've installed, delete temporary files, find out which files/folders take most space. See the following links for that:
http://www.suseblog.com/linux-comman...-all-my-space/
http://linuxreviews.org/quicktips/chkdirsizes/
If they are data from some application that you don't need, you can delete. If you don't know what it is, it'd be better to leave it untouched or post the results here.

On a separate note, 10GB for a desktop system might be slightly on a short side. Is buying a bigger hard drive an option?
 
Old 02-23-2011, 07:49 PM   #4
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Be careful, though. If you're doing resizing, make sure you backup anything important from your windows system. If you'll look for files that take up space on ubuntu, make sure you really know what they are before deleting anything!!!
 
  


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