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randomlinux
August 3rd, 2009, 04:25 PM
Hi Guys,
I have installed my first ever linux on a laptop via the windows installer.
I have hit the 30G limit that I entered when I set up Ubuntu. My disk
partition is 40G.

I am trying to use resize_reiserfs to add another 10G, but I cant seem to
specify the correct drive root.

Im not even sure if this is what I should be using.

cheers
rl

randomlinux
August 3rd, 2009, 04:28 PM
Here is a breakdown of my system

Dude>sudo fdisk -lu
[sudo] password for administrator:

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
240 heads, 63 sectors/track, 20673 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xed1f86f7

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 63 213963119 106981528+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 213963120 228024719 7030800 12 Compaq diagnostics
/dev/sda3 228024720 312575759 42275520 7 HPFS/NTFS
Dude>df
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/host/ubuntu/disks/root.disk
28097104 25638336 1042756 97% /
varrun 504824 108 504716 1% /var/run
varlock 504824 4 504820 1% /var/lock
udev 504824 60 504764 1% /dev
devshm 504824 12 504812 1% /dev/shm
lrm 504824 39792 465032 8% /lib/modules/2.6.24-23-generic/volatile
gvfs-fuse-daemon 28097104 25638336 1042756 97% /home/administrator/.gvfs

jonathanysp
August 3rd, 2009, 05:14 PM
do you mean the windows installer as in wubi? if you used wubi to install im not sure how to partition it...but if you installed it on an actual partition, you can boot up with the gparted livecd, this will make modifying all the paritions much easier

LewRockwell
August 3rd, 2009, 05:20 PM
it's ok to try out other distros via their LiveCD function

it's ok to try out other distros via some sort of virtual sandbox

it's ok to try out other distros via some sort of windows shenanigans

but in the end you will be much better off and better served by having individual operating systems on their own partitions

thank you for your thread

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=6296342

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randomlinux
August 3rd, 2009, 05:23 PM
Ive tried gparted, but I dont think thats really my issue. My quota is set to 30G. There is another 10G avaiable on the same partition that I want to expand ubuntu into. Its not used by windows.
I think I probally did use the wubi, I just followed the instructions on the www site.

randomlinux
August 3rd, 2009, 05:32 PM
I think I have misunderstood something here, does the way that I have installed ubuntu affect the performance? Should I reinstall? At the time I just though that it was easier to install it through windows. Im guessing this was an error?

ajgreeny
August 3rd, 2009, 05:41 PM
I think I have misunderstood something here, does the way that I have installed ubuntu affect the performance? Should I reinstall? At the time I just though that it was easier to install it through windows. Im guessing this was an error?
No, it wasn't an error, it's just another way of using and trying ubuntu without the need for partitioning. If you then decide you don't want to use it you can simply uninstall it from windows in the same way you would any other application, with Control Panel, Add/Remove Applications, or whatever vista calls it these days.

Some people say that the system is slower when run through windows with wubi, but I have no experience of wubi use so can't comment on that, but I do agree that for the full effect of your ubuntu experience you should find it better if you use a normal dual boot system, partitioning and installing ubuntu on its own partitions.

It is very easy to do, so have a look through this site for all the info you might need.
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/index.php

randomlinux
August 3rd, 2009, 05:49 PM
cool, so if I install it properly ill get access to my full partition.

sydbat
August 3rd, 2009, 06:04 PM
cool, so if I install it properly ill get access to my full partition.Yup.

randomlinux
August 5th, 2009, 08:25 AM
I would just like to say thanks for the help in understanding this issue. Installed ubuntu in a bit of a rush origionally.

I have now reinstalled it with a 70G partition(ext3) and a 7G swap space partition. Its seems to be running well and I am no longer short of disk space.

I appreciate the time, im from a HW background and SW is still a bit alien to me!
cheers
a