I once installed the Nokia suite in Windows, it took up about 2 GB of disc space! I only needed it for one tiny function and it failed at doing that
Anyway, what do you want to do with your phone?
If you just want to back-up your contacts use gammu. (only 3 MB disc space!) Gammu is in the Software Centre but is a command line tool. Once you have created a config file for it it's an easy one line command to quickly backup or restore to your phone.
If you look at the second part of my post below you can see that a backup is as easy as this:
The gammu config file is a hidden file called .gammurc in your home folder (the dot in front makes it hidden).
gammu --backup my_contacts.lmb
You can create it with Gedit and it will look something like this (You have to get the port and channel from your computer). Don't forget to save the file with a dot (period) in front of gammurc.
Gammu can also do a lot of other things but I'm trying to keep this simple. There is a GUI front end called Wammu but I never got it to work. That was years ago so maybe it has improved since then.
port = D8:2A:7E:C2:51:83
model = NAUTO
connection = bluephonet
channel = 1
synchronizetime = yes
logformat = nothing
My original post: