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Thread: Ubuntu isn't using the main hard drive

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    Ubuntu isn't using the main hard drive

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    Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/loop0       17G   15G  2.1G  88% /
    udev            1.5G  4.0K  1.5G   1% /dev
    tmpfs           603M  928K  602M   1% /run
    none            5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
    none            1.5G  212K  1.5G   1% /run/shm
    /dev/sda3       318G   18G  300G   6% /host
    /dev/sde1       3.8G  3.5G  277M  93% /media/UUI
    /dev/sda2       382G   58G  324G  15% /media/443404CC3404C342
    The /host one is the one ubuntu should be using but after /dev/loop0 is used I get a "full disk error".
    I obviously have done something wrong, I installed using wubi.

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    Re: Ubuntu isn't using the main hard drive

    If you have installed using wubi, you should not have to mess with partitions, it does that for you. If you still have access to your Windows OS, uninstall ubuntu via Control Panel. Then reinstall again. I'm not sure exactly what you did, but reinstalling might fix it. After reinstalling reboot and then go from there

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    Re: Ubuntu isn't using the main hard drive

    With wubi, it doesn't matter how large the host partition is, the limiting factor is the size of your pseudo-partition in the C:\ubuntu\disks\root.disk file (or D:\ or E:\ depending on which Windows "drive" you installed wubi to). In your case it is 17G in size and was 88% full when you ran df. More here:

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide

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    Re: Ubuntu isn't using the main hard drive

    Thank you for your responses @ccmiller12 and @coffeecat.
    Is there any possibility I can fix this without reinstalling?
    If not the steps I should follow are: 1. Log on Windows and delete the Ubuntu Partition 2. Re-create an Ubuntu partition 3. Boot an ubuntu usb/cd ?

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    Re: Ubuntu isn't using the main hard drive

    You might want to read through the link I posted. In this section:

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide#Ho...rtual_disks.3F

    There is a link to this:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...licateWubiDisk

    Wubi is only really intended as a tryout. If you want to replace it with a proper dual-boot, you can uninstall the wubi installation from inside Windows and setup a dual-boot by booting the live USB/CD. Before you do that, it's important to research what you wish to do if you haven't done it before. Here's a community documentation link which you might find useful:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot

    Or others might be able to point you to a more comprehensive guide.

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    Re: Ubuntu isn't using the main hard drive

    1. Log on Windows and delete the Ubuntu Partition
    The /host entry means you installed INSIDE an existing Windows partition. IF you delete that partition, you risk deleting Windows.
    Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17; MS Win 8.1.
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