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    problem with space

    hi,i m new in ubuntu 9.4 and there seems to be a little problem with the disk space...while i have 40 gb free,when i try to download and install something it says that i have to clear some space...any help appreciated

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    Re: problem with space

    Hi,

    Can you give us more details ? Like the download tried, if you have your /home on a separated partition, (if you don't know, it's probably not). Ubuntu is used on a LiveCD / LiveUSB or installed on the hard disk ?

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    Re: problem with space

    i tried to download flash player for ubuntu and it sayed these: install: writing `/usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so': No space left on device
    debconf: DbDriver "config": could not write /var/cache/debconf/config.dat-new: No space left on device
    it does the same for other files too.i don't think i have separated partition(i don't know),and ubuntu is installed on the hard disk

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    Re: problem with space

    Hum, very strange. Have you glance in the Analyzer of use of disks (into Applications >> Accessories) ?

    You said that you have 40 Gb free. How do you know it ? It's an indication of Ubuntu ?

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    Re: problem with space

    Hi,

    Can you post the output of
    Code:
     df -h
    Thanks,

    Phill.

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    Re: problem with space

    Welcome to Ubuntu and the Ubuntu forums.

    Is this by chance a new install of Jaunty, using the "side by side with Windows" option? If so, there was a bug that made the partition too small. If that was the case, you may want to look at HOWTO: 2.5 GB System Partition - What Went Wrong?

    Take a look at this guide:
    HOWTO: Recover Lost Disk Space

    It would also help out if you posted the results of:
    Code:
    df -h
    Last edited by drs305; December 22nd, 2009 at 05:20 PM.
    Back to Xorg...

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    Re: problem with space

    well it says that the total filesystem capacity is 2.3 gb and it's full..but yes i checked in the hard disk properties and it said that i had 40gb free

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    Re: problem with space

    Quote Originally Posted by jordan2410 View Post
    well it says that the total filesystem capacity is 2.3 gb and it's full..but yes i checked in the hard disk properties and it said that i had 40gb free
    That's the bug I referred to. See the first link in my previous post on how to solve it. You basically can reinstall or steal space from Windows. The choice is yours and they will probably take about the same amount of time.
    Back to Xorg...

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    Re: problem with space

    Quote Originally Posted by jordan2410 View Post
    well it says that the total filesystem capacity is 2.3 gb and it's full..but yes i checked in the hard disk properties and it said that i had 40gb free
    Hi, it's called

    2.3GB hell...... yeah, head over to the link drs posted, above to get yourself up & running.

    Regards,

    Phill.

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    Re: problem with space

    these are the results of df-h.yes i have side by side with windows

    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda5 2,3G 2,3G 0 100% /
    tmpfs 1,5G 0 1,5G 0% /lib/init/rw
    varrun 1,5G 104K 1,5G 1% /var/run
    varlock 1,5G 0 1,5G 0% /var/lock
    udev 1,5G 156K 1,5G 1% /dev
    tmpfs 1,5G 492K 1,5G 1% /dev/shm
    lrm 1,5G 2,4M 1,5G 1% /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile
    overflow 1,0M 16K 1008K 2% /tmp

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