View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to use full disk capacity?

October 23rd, 2010, 11:07 AM
hey guys, the is my first time here ive read a couple of solutions here which were really helpful, but now i have this problem.
i bought a Dell latitude 2100 laptop which had Ubuntu 10.04 LTS - the Lucid Lynx about 2 months back, the hard disk capacity is 250GBs but the thing is it says that my free disk is about 42GBS and when i checked the total size of files i have its about 15Gbs .. so the total is 60Gb so i went to System>Administration>Disk Utility and this is what i found

So how can i use the entire space i have?
am waiting for your help
thanks alot !

Artificial Intelligence
October 23rd, 2010, 11:09 AM
It already does it. It's just splitted into partitions for different stuff.

/ root

October 23rd, 2010, 11:13 AM
hey, thanks alot Artificial Intelligence (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=19) but i didnt understand... do you mean that i can use the space even though in the file system it says free space isnt 100+ gb?

Artificial Intelligence
October 23rd, 2010, 11:18 AM
Well, then you have to change the size of the different partitions. Partitions is like "zones" for different things. But it can be a dangerous thing to do if you're not knowing what you're doing.

/ <root> = all the system files
/swap = place the system will use if you ran low on memory
/home = all users setting, files, etc

Try, open the terminal and use this command;

sudo fdisk -l
What does it say?