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hi ya all is it possible to install games onto a external harddrive? I have a dell mini laptop with absolutly no space on it. How could I install them ...
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    installing games onto externalharddrive??


    hi ya all

    is it possible to install games onto a external harddrive? I have a dell mini laptop with absolutly no space on it. How could I install them onto it if it is possible? If not how could I wipe my computer from stuff I dont need(without deleting system data). Also it is supposed to have 16 gb harddrive but only have 3gb available, and off those only 498mb free. My system specs are 1.6ghz processor Ubuntu8.04.01(hardy) suposed to have Windows on it to but havent found it yet. If I did it would allready be gone. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Execute this
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    df -h
    Post output here.

    Have you cleared apt-get cache?
    Execute this
    Code:
    sudo apt-get clean all
    Execute df -h command again check if it has free up some space?
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    [sudo] password for bob:
    Sorry, try again.
    [sudo] password for bob:
    fdisk: invalid option -- 1

    Usage: fdisk [-b SSZ] [-u] DISK Change partition table
    fdisk -l [-b SSZ] [-u] DISK List partition table(s)
    fdisk -s PARTITION Give partition size(s) in blocks
    fdisk -v Give fdisk version
    Here DISK is something like /dev/hdb or /dev/sda
    and PARTITION is something like /dev/hda7
    -u: give Start and End in sector (instead of cylinder) units
    -b 2048: (for certain MO disks) use 2048-byte sectors
    bob@bob:~$ df -h
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda2 3.4G 2.8G 433M 87% /
    varrun 501M 92K 501M 1% /var/run
    varlock 501M 0 501M 0% /var/lock
    udev 501M 36K 501M 1% /dev
    devshm 501M 12K 501M 1% /dev/shm
    lrm 501M 1.9M 499M 1% /lib/modules/2.6.24-22-lpia/volatile
    gvfs-fuse-daemon 3.4G 2.8G 433M 87% /home/bob/.gvfs
    bob@bob:~$
    ok thanks did and no it didnt free up any space

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    [sudo] password for bob:
    Sorry, try again.
    [sudo] password for bob:
    fdisk: invalid option -- 1

    Usage: fdisk [-b SSZ] [-u] DISK Change partition table
    fdisk -l [-b SSZ] [-u] DISK List partition table(s)
    Its small L in fdisk -l.
    Execute sudo fdisk -l command again and post output here.
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    sorry about that here is what you asked for

    Disk /dev/sda: 15.4 GB, 15408046080 bytes
    1 heads, 1 sectors/track, 30093840 cylinders, total 30093840 sectors
    Units = cylinders of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x5c1a5c1a

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 64 48195 24066 de Dell Utility
    /dev/sda2 * 48196 7389900 3670852+ 83 Linux

    Disk /dev/sdb: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
    1 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7752336 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 63 * 512 = 32256 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x010970c2

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 * 2 7752256 244196032+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    bob@bob:~$ df -h
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda2 3.4G 2.8G 456M 87% /
    varrun 501M 100K 501M 1% /var/run
    varlock 501M 0 501M 0% /var/lock
    udev 501M 44K 501M 1% /dev
    devshm 501M 12K 501M 1% /dev/shm
    lrm 501M 1.9M 499M 1% /lib/modules/2.6.24-22-lpia/volatile
    gvfs-fuse-daemon 3.4G 2.8G 456M 87% /home/bob/.gvfs
    /dev/sdb1 233G 9.4G 224G 5% /media/Expansion Drive

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 * 2 7752256 244196032+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    bob@bob:~$

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