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July 14th, 2009, 10:58 PM
Hi I've just installed jaunty using all the defaults in terms of partition size.

But when I try to run the first Update manager I get told that there isn't enough space.

I've read some other posts and the result of the df -h is:

steve@connor-tosh:~$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda5 2.3G 2.1G 87M 97% /
tmpfs 468M 0 468M 0% /lib/init/rw
varrun 468M 112K 468M 1% /var/run
varlock 468M 0 468M 0% /var/lock
udev 468M 152K 468M 1% /dev
tmpfs 468M 524K 468M 1% /dev/shm
lrm 468M 2.4M 466M 1% /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile
/dev/sda3 69G 4.7G 65G 7% /media/Data

so I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do now. I've had a play with increasing the partition size but just got myself confused. As I'm new to this I have no idea what can and can't be removed.

Also, why didn't the installation set the root large enough?

Thanks for any help.

July 14th, 2009, 11:58 PM
/dev/sda5 2.3G 2.1G 87M 97% /

Your Ubuntu OS partition is 97% full. Ubuntu does not have enough room.

July 15th, 2009, 12:01 AM
You may need to start again, but before that, tell us what you actually did to install with "all the defaults".

Is this a completely empty disk or do you already have windows on it and you are double booting? I suspect you have windows and therefore need to know how your disk partitioning is arranged. I think you may not have understood the partitioning part of the installation, and certainly 2.3GB root is nowhere near enough for a running ubuntu system. However it may be easy to reduce the size of your data partition and add that space to your root partition.

Boot to ubuntu and run
sudo fdisk -l in terminal and copy the output back here. This will list all your partitions with their sizes and the file system type on them so will give us a better idea of what you have now.

Don't despair, even if you do need to reinstall, it is only a half hour job, and once we know what happened first time, we can put you right next time.

July 16th, 2009, 06:39 PM

When I insalled I'm pretty certain that I just said OK to all the prompts. Of course I may have pressed something I shouldn't have done but I don't think so.

Yes it's set up as a dual boot with Vista.

Here's the output.

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xef3fe0d4

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 192 1536000 27 Unknown
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2 * 192 9900 77981696 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 9901 18876 72099720 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda4 19133 19457 2610562+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 19133 19435 2433816 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 19436 19457 176683+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

July 18th, 2009, 09:10 AM
Got around this by re-installing., reducing the Vista Data partition and letting Ubuntu take the rest.