Ubuntu / Apple :: Partition Hard Drive But There Is No Free Space Available?
Feb 24, 2010
I just installed a new hard drive with OS X on my iMac G5 PowerPC. The drive size is 1TB. OS X Leopard is currently only using about 80 gigs of that space. For some reason, at the disk preparation from my live PowerPC Ubuntu install, the entire bar is green with only 8kb of (white) free space. I want to partition the computer to add Ubuntu to it, but I don't want to risk partitioning my hard drive and losing any data affiliated with the current o/s installed on it (OS X Leopard). What is the best way to go about doing this? A manual partition?
I've just downloaded 10.10, made install USB, removed the partition that used 10.04 (have home on an other partition), started the installation but the choice "install using free space" is removed from the installation. How can I install 10.10 using the free space on harddrive? WHY did they remove the choice "install using free space"
I have a small issue with a 1tb sata drive I've just instlled. It was brand new, and I've install maverick 64bit on it, now I'm a little puzzled about the amount of free space there is on the drive. If I open nautilus it shows the amount of free space in the bottom left section of the screen (see picture-1) This seems a little odd to me, where the hell has all the space gone? my entire home directory is a total of 40.3gb (see picture-2)
I've done some looking about and I can't seem to find out where the space has gone, I had a look at the drive using gparted and this is what I got (see picture-3) If you look at the pictures it seems I'm missing about 320 gb or so, any guesses to where the hell it's gone?
I want to install Ubuntu Karmic Koala using only 12gb of space for the os itself and the rest of my hard drive for free space. How do I do this? I do not have any other os on my computer at all and I do not have access to any other os.Right now my ubuntu installation is taking up 72gb of my hard drive. I have barely any free space.
i installed quake 4 with id software's run file and copied the pk4 files to the folder but anyways, when i deleted the game, the free hard drive space didn't come back. i had 20 gig free before install and when i installed it, i had 18 gig free but then i deleted it and i still have about 18 gig free. it didn't free up any space when i deleted it.
I installed Fedora 11 about a week ago. And all was going well until I woke up this morning, and started using it for a little bit. I noticed it was going painfully slow... (almost like Windows Vista >.<) and I started to look for a reason why. Turns out my free space in my filesystem is running out. I have a 500g hard drive, and for some reason my filesystem is only set to use 9gigs...
Why can I only use 9 gigs of my hard drive? And how can I increase that size to something less annoying so I don't have to delete stuff every few days? Also, I'm kinda new to Linux. So if this is a newb question, and you can link me somewhere to get the information, please do. I just spent an hour or so searching google, and using this forums search to no avail.
I have problem with my hard drive on Debian. I connected my hard drive as a local drive (NFS) in to Mac OS. Later i deleted some files on that hard drive from my mac but the free space didnt change. It looks like these files moved in to trash or something but i dont know where is it.
find out the total amount of free unused partition space in a hard drive?
-- when i use fdisk to create a new partition; its hard to tell how much free space is available. -- tried searching the net but found no answers. some suggested using cfdisk. -- i don't have cfdisk installed on the centos 5.3 server. i don't think its bundled in the distro any more.
I am trying to create an empty file based on the remaining hard disk space. The problem is that when I create a file that is 1 GB large, the df command shows the remaining space to be only 12 kb smaller than it was before the file was created.
someone@here:/tmp/delete# df Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 36827144 5031592 29924788 15% /
I dont want to wipe the whole drive, and i don't want to delete only particular files. I want to completely destroy all data in free space.I've found some articles about secure-delete package for linux that would allow erasing freespace with the command 'sfill,' but I can't find it in the repositories nor through google. This would be ideal but it seems maybe it's debian only.
Recently my laptop broke down and wont start up. I'm currently trying to recover my files to my mac with an IDE to USB cable. It recognized my windows partition fine and I was able to get all my files off of that, but the majority of my stuff is on the ext4 partition that I have on it. Does anyone know how to access the ubuntu partition of this hard drive from my mac?
I have around 30gb of free space in my partition table immediately before the Linux partition. I want to resize my linux partition to take up this space.
I tried booting with live cd, sucessfully umounted the hard drive but found I could not resize the partition. On clicking the 'edit size' button, partition manager recognised the free space before the partition but when i reduced this, the 'ok' button was greyed out. (it was not greyed out for the windows partition so I could, in theory, increase the windows partition to take up the free space but this is not what i wanted to do).
I am pretty sure that I had managed to unmount the drive correctly as the padlock symbol had dissapeared (I took the attached screenshot, which does show the lock symbol, after rebooting into my normal system).
Anyone got any ideas as to why it wont allow this? There is no reason why i can resize the partition to take up the free space BEFORE it is there?
I tried to just have two partitions (recovery and ubuntu), but because of the different file systems, and the placement of the hp recovery partition, it has to be right in the middle. This is basically what I want to do:
1) Reinstall Hardy Heron on a new (smaller) partition from the free space partition. 2) Once it's working properly, format the rest of the hard drive (getting rid of the recovery partition) and create a single ext3 partition. 3) Install another distro on this new partition.
Does anyone foresee any complications with all this slicing and dicing of my hard drive for which I should/could prepare?
i am following the installation process and its very unclear whether or not a dual boot will occur and how i can make a partition of the free space available from my windows partition etc....i dont want to go through the process and find myself losing all my data and my windows partition i also cant seem to select a partition less than 86% of the total capacity of hdd so im def sure they're not taking my dual boot desires into consideration.
My debian 5 is up and running smoothly and act as file-server in the middle of windows network jungle using samba the only problem is, after backup an external hdd (213 GB) to my /home partition, I end up with message say that I'm running out free space. Fyi my debian installed on 1TB SATA disk, and I separate my /home partition from system what happen to my free space ? here is screenshot of my disk, using disk usage analyzer: is there is a way to get my space back or something missing on my setup.or I have to reinstall my debian and use LVM when partitioning my disk?
I have 160gb laptop. i installed vista in c primary partition which is 25gb and installed ubuntu in d primary partition which is 20gb. A remainig for my data. Now i tried to install CENT OS by formatting ubuntu. I inserted CENT OS DVD and restarted and i selected to delete my /dev/sda2 which is showing 20480mb and it shown me free space. but i tried to add partion /boot of 100mb it got added. but, when i am trying to add / of 3000mb in the remaining 20380mb free space it showing an error message that no free space is available.
I currently dual-boot Win7 and Ubuntu 10.04, before I came back on Ubuntu, I uninstall-ed many programs to free up some space. Before I restarted my computer to boot back into Ubuntu my Internal HD had 43.5GB of free space, and when I booted into Ubuntu I checked the free space and it only showed 7.9GB of free space, did I check the wrong thing? Is 'File System' the Ubuntu equivalent to the C: drive in Windows?
I'm starting to push the limit of my /home directory. My machine is Linux/Windows dual-boot. I need to keep Windows as the machine is not "officially" mine, and so might need to go back at some point to a Windows user. All my normal Windows access is via VirtualBox. I have made my Windows partitions as small as possible, and now have an empty D partition as follows:
It's the D* partition that I would like to add to my home directory. Is there an easy way of doing this, or am I looking at a complete re-install of openSUSE?
I'm dual booting Win7 with Ubuntu 10... I just 'shrunk' some disk space in my NTFS partition (about 60gb); and want to assign it to my current Linux partition. In the 'disk utility', I see 60gb 'free' and unformatted. How can I take this 60gb and add it to my current Linux partition (/dev/sda5)?
I am trying to install Ubuntu on a computer that will do a dual boot (Windows XP and Ubuntu). My drive is 1.5TB. I have installed WinXP first creating 20GB partition for it. Rest of the drive remained as an unpartitioned space. Now, on top of that I am trying to install Ubuntu. I got as far as the screen that asks me to partition hard drive. What I would like to do is to create the following partitions:
/ - where the system will go (20GB) /swap - well, swap (5GB) /media - for my media files (rest of the HD ~1.4TB)
Unfortunately, I was unable to do so (or it is beyond my noob Linux skills). The only two partition types available were Primary and Logical. When I created two partitions:
I got an error that warned me to go back and "rethink" my strategy (do not remember exact error). When I tried auto-partition free space, I got:
but / took the whole remaining 1.5TB of the drive. How do I create the three partitions that I would like to have?
I screwed up with my Ubuntu Server Grub2 on 9.10. I want to know since I just did a reinstall on top of the old one. Can I eliminate one of them (doesn't matter) and return it to Ubuntu and 7. Now grub shows the new install, win 7 and the old ubuntu's that I had before and they all 3 work. so how can I restore grub in the old ones to a default setting and then eliminate the new one? or just eliminate the old ones? Or should I do what I think is prob what I will have to do and completely reinstall Windows and then put Ubuntu back on?
I'm relatively new to ubuntu. I want to run ubuntu alongside my windows partition. I have shrunk the volume that leaves me 50 gb of free space for ubuntu. Will the system automatically set the system and mount volume sizes? If not can I have some tips on manually using the 50 gb to set it up.