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WatTwo
September 19th, 2009, 10:35 PM
When I am on Ubuntu, look at "filesystem" it says i only have 981Mb free. but when i look at the partition in windows i have 9Gb free.

Anyone know why this is?

Thanks!

cholericfun
September 19th, 2009, 10:38 PM
simple:

how do you look at the ext part from windows?
your windows part. has the 9G,
your ubuntu part hasnt.

73ckn797
September 19th, 2009, 10:39 PM
When I am on Ubuntu, look at "filesystem" it says i only have 981Mb free. but when i look at the partition in windows i have 9Gb free.

Anyone know why this is?

Thanks!

See if this will help: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1270467

drs305
September 19th, 2009, 10:44 PM
Here's another post to check out. The most common reasons for disappearing disk space include undeleted root trash, large log files, and backups saved to the wrong location (because the backup partition wasn't mounted).

This guide gives you ways to identify and correct these and other issues:
HOWTO: Recover Lost Disk Space (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1122670)

gordintoronto
September 19th, 2009, 10:48 PM
When I am on Ubuntu, look at "filesystem" it says i only have 981Mb free. but when i look at the partition in windows i have 9Gb free.

Anyone know why this is?

Thanks!

Is this a Wubi install?

WatTwo
September 19th, 2009, 10:56 PM
Well i think i know why now, when i installed ubuntu, it said "amount of disk space for install" (or something like that) i selected 4 gigs, ( i figured it was the amount of space for the OS files)

So i need to make this larger, but how do i do it?

thanks!

And yes, Wubi install

drs305
September 19th, 2009, 11:21 PM
Wubi installs are not really meant to be resized. Nevertheless, there are some things you can do, such as creating a virtual disk. Take a look at this section of the Wubi wiki for some possibilities:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide#How big should the the virtual disks be?

WatTwo
September 20th, 2009, 04:39 AM
Okay well, i might delete my whole ubuntu then, but how can i install it in just one partiton?

That's what i tried in the first place, but it wanted to mess around with my windows partition : /

73ckn797
September 20th, 2009, 05:23 AM
Okay well, i might delete my whole ubuntu then, but how can i install it in just one partiton?

That's what i tried in the first place, but it wanted to mess around with my windows partition : /


You can resize the Windows partition from the LiveCD using Gparted. Once resized you can setup the second partition and then install Ubuntu. You may have to perform a "chkdsk" for the Windows partition after resizing. That would have to be done from Windows or using the Windows disk.

I would first uninstall the Wubi install.

oboedad55
September 20th, 2009, 05:31 AM
You can resize the Windows partition from the LiveCD using Gparted. Once resized you can setup the second partition and then install Ubuntu. You may have to perform a "chkdsk" for the Windows partition after resizing. That would have to be done from Windows or using the Windows disk.

I would first uninstall the Wubi install.

And then defrag your drive thoroughly. I bricked a windows installation by not defragging first.

drs305
September 20th, 2009, 12:03 PM
If you decide to reinstall and choose "side by side" with Windows be careful in Step 4. You must click on the partitioning bar at the bottom of the page and increase the partition size. If you don't, a default partition size of 2.5GB will be used, which is too small.

It's a known bug in the installer and is being worked on. Here is a link that explains it a bit further, including a graphic:
HOWTO: 2.5 GB System Partition - What Went Wrong? (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=7658271)

73ckn797
September 20th, 2009, 01:18 PM
And then defrag your drive thoroughly. I bricked a windows installation by not defragging first.

This too.