View Full Version : [ubuntu] Installing Oblivion "problem"

February 22nd, 2009, 05:47 PM
Hi there

I am totally new to Ubuntu. I will give it a try now that I managed to install it to my system. I am using dualboot with Xp.

Ubuntu has now 31gb of free space to use but I am a bit confused here...
When I try to install Oblivion, using Wine, is says that I don+t have enought free disk space... cough cough...there is 31gb if it would just start to install itself....

Under "My computer" I can see c: partition and / partition and Z: (????!) partition

Maybe / and Z are the same ???

Where is this 31 ext2 for Ubuntu ? Gee this is hard....
And does Ubuntu install files automatically or do I have to do it myself...

*Edit* Quiet over here

February 22nd, 2009, 06:50 PM
Since Wine has to pretend to be Windows, it recognizes the filesystem with a letter scheme as Windows would. By default, Z corresponds to /, C corresponds to ~/.wine/dosdevices/c:, etc.

As for your problem, it might be caused by issues with partitioning and the location of your fake C Drive. Might you please post the output of the following two commands?

sudo fdisk -l

df -h

As for installing things under Ubuntu, generally it is very automatic. Almost everything you need can be found in a repository, which will allow you to install as simply as

sudo apt-get install (package)

This can also be done with a GUI through Synaptic or "Add/Remove."

Things that aren't in a repository are different. If a .deb exists, it's still pretty easy, and usually just a matter of double-clicking the package (although I would strongly advise you to be wary of anything that isn't in the repositories and isn't well known; Handbrake or Wallpapoz are fine, but don't install random.deb unless you're sure of what you're doing).

Otherwise you might have to compile it or use alien, which can get a bit involved but isn't necessarily difficult.

Of course, things from Windows that install in Wine are generally just installed the same way as under Windows, perhaps with a bit of tweaking.

For more information, I recommend The Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference, which is available as a free PDF.

February 22nd, 2009, 07:20 PM
Thanks for the answer. In the 1st place I reserved only 5gb of diskspace for Ubuntu. Today I tried to make more space, 30gb now, with Gparted.

Output of the commands is in finnish, sorry ! Hope you get something out of them

Levy /dev/sda: 320.0 Gt, 320072933376 tavua

255 päätä, 63 sektoria/ura, 38913 sylinteriä

Yksiköt = 16065 * 512 = 8225280 -tavuiset sylinterit

Levyn tunniste: 0x9802cc49

Laite Käynn Alku Loppu Lohkot Id Järjestelmä

/dev/sda1 * 1 38913 312568641 7 HPFS/NTFS

Levy /dev/sdb: 120.0 Gt, 120034123776 tavua

255 päätä, 63 sektoria/ura, 14593 sylinteriä

Yksiköt = 16065 * 512 = 8225280 -tavuiset sylinterit

Levyn tunniste: 0x06070607

Laite Käynn Alku Loppu Lohkot Id Järjestelmä

/dev/sdb1 1 10759 86421636 7 HPFS/NTFS

/dev/sdb2 10760 14593 30796605 83 Linux

/dev/sdb1 1 10759 86421636 7 HPFS/NTFS

/dev/sdb2 10760 14593 30796605 83 Linux

jukka@ubuntu:~$ df -h

Tiedostojärj. Koko Käyt Vapaa Käy% Liitospiste


4,3G 3,4G 699M 83% /

tmpfs 505M 0 505M 0% /lib/init/rw

varrun 505M 216K 505M 1% /var/run

varlock 505M 0 505M 0% /var/lock

udev 505M 2,9M 502M 1% /dev

tmpfs 505M 456K 505M 1% /dev/shm

/dev/sdb1 83G 23G 61G 27% /host

lrm 505M 2,0M 503M 1% /lib/modules/2.6.27-11-generic/volatile

/dev/loop0 4,3G 3,4G 699M 83% /media/loop0

/dev/sda1 299G 129G 170G 44% /media/sda1

/dev/sdb2 29G 44M 28G 1% /media/sdb2

/dev/scd0 4,2G 4,2G 0 100% /media/Oblivion

February 22nd, 2009, 07:35 PM
Thanks for your time. Loaded the manual and found a way to install Obi. I presume that problem was between the PC and the chair :D