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Re: [Debian-NYC] linux question (ubuntu studio pro / double-booting)

Hello Moira,

I encourage you to attend our next Novice Night for assistance with
the various problems you reported.  In the meanwhile, here are a few
suggestions that may enable you to address your "free space" issue
- 6.4 GB is a normal amount of root filesystem disk usage for Ubuntu
- It's a good idea to have a separate /home filesystem for user data.
This is typically where you would store media produced in Ubuntu
Studio. This filesystem may consequently grow large (eg tens to
hundreds of gigs)
- You probably want to reduce the amount of space taken by your
Windows partition by resizing it using the tool "GParted".  You could
then increase the amount of space allocated to your linux
partitions/filesystems by resizing them using the space you freed by
resizing the Windows partition.
- Reading the following article may be enough for you to figure out
how to resize partitions and/or create a separate /home partition, if
desired: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/separatehome
- Following the instructions in the article above, or doing anything
else with partitions/filesystems, without understanding what you're
doing, will probably result in DATA LOSS.


On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 8:56 PM, ev petrol <epetrol@hotmail.com> wrote:
> hello
> just got your info from vincent at the gowanus fixit collective ...
> wondering if it'd be possible to bring my laptop to your next meeting for a
> diagnosis?
> i'm double-booting windows & linux, with most of the memory going to the
> windows side;
> however i've updated the linux side to ubuntu studio & i suspect i need to
> allot more space to it - either that or clean it up - the filesystem seems
> pretty jammed:
> 287,615 items totalling 6.4 gb (some contents unreadable)
> free space 215.1 mb
> & i'm having problems connecting to the web, openoffice is pretty creaky
> sometimes &c &c
> would be great to show it to someone in the know ...
> cheers moira tierney
> www.moiratierney.net
> www.soluscollective.org
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