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    Low disk space warning, after install ubuntu 12.04

    Hi im very new to ubunt, i wanted to give it a try, after reading good stories on the internet
    I installed ubuntu on a different partition than my windows 7,
    everything went fine, but after an hour of installing some programs i get the warning low disk space, even tough the partitions is 486.7 GB.
    when i check the Disk Usage Analyzer i can see that the / is completely full
    unfortunately im very new to ubuntu and i cant seem to find a solution on the internet
    can any of you help me?
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    Re: Low disk space warning, after install ubuntu 12.04

    Hi, welcome to the fora.

    If you reboot and run the commands

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    sudo apt-get clean
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get autoremove
    do you get some free space?
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    Re: Low disk space warning, after install ubuntu 12.04

    Hi morgaes,

    i ran the commands in the terminal,
    i got only 200 mb more free space, which is less than i hoped for,

    i should have about 450 gb free space, i dont get why it tells me i have low diskspace,
    maybe it matters maybe it doesnt,
    i have installed wine, and tried to install a game,
    and i have one account wich i use

    jantinusw

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    Re: Low disk space warning, after install ubuntu 12.04

    you have 35,6GB total space reserved for Ubuntu / and it's fool (it's like having C:\ drive full in windows).

    did you maybe use Wubi when you instaled Ubuntu? can you run boot repair tool and then create boot info script (you don't need to repair your boot so leave that alone) and post the results here.
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    Re: Low disk space warning, after install ubuntu 12.04

    i used the windows installer to install ubuntu (that wubi right??)

    i got a link to the result of the boot repair, info,

    http://paste.ubuntu.com/7001638/

    i hope it is of some use

    thanks in advance

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    Re: Low disk space warning, after install ubuntu 12.04

    oh yes that is wubi. this installs ubuntu into a virtual disk drive inside windows. so the system is not actually comepltely separated form windows. furthermore virtual drive has a size limit which i think you reached. well actually i think it's probably the windows file system (NTFS) that is limiting it all here.

    you can unintsall wubi from windows control panel and create the propper dual boot.

    something is bothering me where are partitions sda3 and sda4? did you maybe ran the info script from wubi? try from live session (boot from USB or DVD)


    simple solution for dualboot.
    1. make sure you have max 3 primary partitions
    2. delete the partition you plan to install ubuntu to. this will create unallocated/unformated (empty) disk space.
    3. boot from Ubuntu media (DVD/USB) and run install. during install select the option to install ubuntu alongside windows.

    if the install alongside windows option doesn't pop up it may mean:
    1. something is wrong with partitioning (too many primary partitions)
    2. empty disk space is in such places that installer doesn't really recognise it or something like that. anyway this can be then solved by choosing something else.
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    Re: Low disk space warning, after install ubuntu 12.04

    hi mastablasta,
    sorry for the late response , i was super busy.
    i installed ubuntu using a bootable usb,
    i already installed some stuff, and i dont get warinings so i think everything is fixed!

    thanks for the help

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    Re: Low disk space warning, after install ubuntu 12.04

    Good, please mark the thread 'solved'.
    Bringing old hardware back to life. About problems due to upgrading.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts
    Don't use this space for a list of your hardware. It only creates false hits in the search engines.

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