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CSEatOSU
May 23rd, 2008, 10:06 PM
I installed 8.04 via Wubi in XP. Went great for the first couple weeks with the 30Gb install, until I ran out of disk space. So I did some searching and found how to increase the disk space to allow Ubuntu to use another 30Gb. I used the instructions here (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide#head-fda2b476cbe51b911313b25d55e6bf70c6134b2b) by running the script


sudo sh wubi-add-virtual-disk /home 30000


That worked fine, I can see my Ubuntu install is now ~60Gb. But my question is this:

I can see I have 22.3Gb free on / but only 4.1Gb free on /home/username. How do I allow my user (username) to take that space that I freed up using the script above?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

shifty_powers
May 23rd, 2008, 10:43 PM
did you create a separate partition for /home than tyou did for / ?

CSEatOSU
May 23rd, 2008, 11:25 PM
did you create a separate partition for /home than tyou did for / ?

No, I installed Ubuntu via Wubi. Therefor it is virtual space on the one and only Windows partition. So there is no real partition for my linux install.

CSEatOSU
May 24th, 2008, 02:23 AM
I am semi-noob to linux but after much research... should I do something like this?


sudo mount -o loop /host/ubuntu/disks/root.disk /home


My understanding is after I mount /home (home.disk) into root.disk, it is essentially putting /home back into / (root directory). Thus making /home available to the 22Gb I created earlier in / (root directory)?

CSEatOSU
May 24th, 2008, 03:07 AM
To add to all this...

So basically when I ran the script
sudo sh wubi-add-virtual-disk /home 30000, I thought it would just increase root.disk from 27GB to ~60GB but instead it moved /home to a virtual-disk, home.disk and added 30GB to the / (root/disk)

So...

What I have now
/host/ubuntu/disks/root.disk 27GB
/host/ubuntu/disks/home.disk 27.9GB

What I want
/host/ubuntu/disks/root.disk ~60GB

So my real question goes like this, how do I get from where I am to where I want to be?

Thanks again!!

CSEatOSU
May 24th, 2008, 08:04 PM
Anyone? C'mon someone must have a solution for me. :confused:

CSEatOSU
May 26th, 2008, 05:17 AM
Anyone? Bueller... Bueller?

CSEatOSU
May 27th, 2008, 05:19 AM
Help please. I really need to fix this.