View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] How do I add space to my user account?

May 23rd, 2008, 10:06 PM
I installed 8.04 via Wubi in XP. Went great for the first couple weeks with the 30Gb install, until I ran out of disk space. So I did some searching and found how to increase the disk space to allow Ubuntu to use another 30Gb. I used the instructions here (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide#head-fda2b476cbe51b911313b25d55e6bf70c6134b2b) by running the script

sudo sh wubi-add-virtual-disk /home 30000

That worked fine, I can see my Ubuntu install is now ~60Gb. But my question is this:

I can see I have 22.3Gb free on / but only 4.1Gb free on /home/username. How do I allow my user (username) to take that space that I freed up using the script above?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

May 23rd, 2008, 10:43 PM
did you create a separate partition for /home than tyou did for / ?

May 23rd, 2008, 11:25 PM
did you create a separate partition for /home than tyou did for / ?

No, I installed Ubuntu via Wubi. Therefor it is virtual space on the one and only Windows partition. So there is no real partition for my linux install.

May 24th, 2008, 02:23 AM
I am semi-noob to linux but after much research... should I do something like this?

sudo mount -o loop /host/ubuntu/disks/root.disk /home

My understanding is after I mount /home (home.disk) into root.disk, it is essentially putting /home back into / (root directory). Thus making /home available to the 22Gb I created earlier in / (root directory)?

May 24th, 2008, 03:07 AM
To add to all this...

So basically when I ran the script
sudo sh wubi-add-virtual-disk /home 30000, I thought it would just increase root.disk from 27GB to ~60GB but instead it moved /home to a virtual-disk, home.disk and added 30GB to the / (root/disk)


What I have now
/host/ubuntu/disks/root.disk 27GB
/host/ubuntu/disks/home.disk 27.9GB

What I want
/host/ubuntu/disks/root.disk ~60GB

So my real question goes like this, how do I get from where I am to where I want to be?

Thanks again!!

May 24th, 2008, 08:04 PM
Anyone? C'mon someone must have a solution for me. :confused:

May 26th, 2008, 05:17 AM
Anyone? Bueller... Bueller?

May 27th, 2008, 05:19 AM
Help please. I really need to fix this.