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    Low disk space, but I should have at least 16 gigs.

    I'm using ubuntu 12.04, and a warning always comes up saying I only have very little disk space left. I used bleach bit, tweak, some commands throught the terminal, but nothing works.

    When I put the commant df -h, it'll give:

    /dev/sda2 26G 11G 16G 41% /host

    When I use disk usage analyzer it says 10.5 GB are used under disks. Then 1.9 GB under usr.

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    Re: Low disk space, but I should have at least 16 gigs.

    MasterShadow; Hi !

    The df command does not lie, but may not tell the whole story.
    Post back to us the complete output of terminal commands:
    Code:
    df -h
    df -i
    Which will indicate where to look for the space constraint.

    my bit to try and help
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    Happy ubutu'n !

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    Re: Low disk space, but I should have at least 16 gigs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bashing-om View Post
    MasterShadow; Hi !

    The df command does not lie, but may not tell the whole story.
    Post back to us the complete output of terminal commands:
    Code:
    df -h
    df -i
    Which will indicate where to look for the space constraint.
    my bit to try and help
    Here's df -h

    Code:
    df: `/root/.gvfs': Permission denied
    Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/loop0      9.3G  8.8G  3.7M 100% /
    udev            742M  4.0K  742M   1% /dev
    tmpfs           301M  876K  300M   1% /run
    none            5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
    none            751M  156K  750M   1% /run/shm
    /dev/sda2        26G   11G   16G  41% /host
    /dev/sdb1        15G   68M   15G   1% /media/43845E1D0505BFD7
    Then df -i

    Code:
    df: `/root/.gvfs': Permission denied
    Filesystem       Inodes  IUsed    IFree IUse% Mounted on
    /dev/loop0       624624 148059   476565   24% /
    udev             189938    531   189407    1% /dev
    tmpfs            192002    465   191537    1% /run
    none             192002      3   191999    1% /run/lock
    none             192002      7   191995    1% /run/shm
    /dev/sda2      16272416     54 16272362    1% /host
    /dev/sdb1      15417792     23 15417769    1% /media/43845E1D0505BFD7
    Last edited by MasterShadow; January 9th, 2014 at 11:24 PM.

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    Re: Low disk space, but I should have at least 16 gigs.

    /dev/sda2 26G 11G 16G 41% /host
    See that "/host"? That means you installed using Wubi -- in which the installer created a single file (root.disk) INSIDE a Windows partition and runs from there. From what I recall, 16GB is the maximum size limit of a Wubi install.
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    Re: Low disk space, but I should have at least 16 gigs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    See that "/host"? That means you installed using Wubi -- in which the installer created a single file (root.disk) INSIDE a Windows partition and runs from there. From what I recall, 16GB is the maximum size limit of a Wubi install.
    So, what does that mean?

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    Re: Low disk space, but I should have at least 16 gigs.

    Wait, if I remove windows, will it remove ubuntu too?

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    Re: Low disk space, but I should have at least 16 gigs.

    Your Ubuntu is installed on a virtual Linux partition of 9GB on a Windows partition of 26GB. This Windows partition is what you see under /host. There is still 16GB free on /host, that is on the Windows partition, but this space is only available for files stored in the /host directory. And indeed, if you remove Windows, Ubuntu will be gone too.

    It is possible to resize a wubi installation: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...licateWubiDisk. I think the maximum is 30GB.

    Wubi is being fased out and no longer supported for the latest releases. It was intended as a longer term trial mode, without a need for repartitioning and with easy uninstall. You may consider moving to a true dual boot (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MigrateWubi), but another option has to be considered too.

    For you it may be best to increase the size of your wubi installation with a few GB and then wait for the new LTS release, which is planned come in April. Instead of migrating to a dual boot and then upgrading you can then just do a clean install.

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