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G'Day ; Have a question about disc space; I do a lot of stuff with DVDs and I continually get "low disc space" warnings yet there is 85Gb of free ...
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    G'Day ; Have a question about disc space;
    I do a lot of stuff with DVDs and I continually get "low disc space" warnings yet there is 85Gb of free space on this partition, it seems Ubuntu relegates a set amount of space to each folder, in this case the Home folder, which according to the disc usage analyzer, is 9 Gb, is there some way how I can increase that allotment, I understand the way the data is stored on the disc in the Linux system but that shouldn't have anything to do with the size of the folders (??) Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Another thing is how can I stop the screen turning off, I set the power management to never but a couple on minutes of inactivity and off it goes, damn .
    Kind regards Miykel

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    Please provide:

    # df -h

    and for each mountpoint $mp (except system mountpoints like /dev, /dev/shm, /var/run, /var/lock, ..):

    # du -sh $mp

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    Folders don't take much space - a few to a hundred kilobytes at most. So.

    1. How are your discs partitioned? fdisk -l
    2. What are their file system types? mount
    3. What is your file system utilization? df
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    G'Day again Rubberman, I sure appreciate your help, The partition I installed Ubuntu onto is a 100Gb partition on a 620Gb HDD, lots of room, the disc usage analyzer tells me I have 90.8 Gb free space. The biggest user of the file space is DVD::RIP but those file are about 1 - 2 Gb and are ripped to the Home folder, will not let me change the directory btw., so I have to rip a dvd, open home move file to another partition (Movies) then rip the next dvd, no big deal moving the file, it's just that when I'm ripping a 1 Gb file to a 100Gb drive and I get a warning about low disc space, I wonder whats going on. Is there a way to increase the size of the Home folder or something ????
    Kloschussel :: Being new to Linux, with respect I have no idea what your post says, perhaps you could explain it if you have the time.
    Kind regards Miykel

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    G'Day Kloschüssel, Since the last post I ventured into the terminal and entered those, what ever they are lol, commands I guess and what do you know I got what seems to be a log, after 40 years on the road it's nice to find something new,
    Here is the results;

    miykel@ubuntu:~$ df -h
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/loop0 17G 5.6G 9.8G 37% /
    none 1.6G 428K 1.6G 1% /dev
    none 1.6G 216K 1.6G 1% /dev/shm
    none 1.6G 112K 1.6G 1% /var/run
    none 1.6G 4.0K 1.6G 1% /var/lock
    /dev/sda5 98G 18G 81G 18% /host
    miykel@ubuntu:~$

    miykel@ubuntu:~$ du -sh $mp
    2.5G

    Is this what you were asking for ???
    Kind Regards Miykel

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    This is odd, you have / mounted on a loop device? Shouldn't / be on /dev/sda5 instead of /dev/loop0?

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    G'Day Kloschussel what does that mean loop0 ??.
    I have two HDDs on this PC 1x 500 Gb and 1 x 640Gb, each drive is partitioned into several partitions.
    On 0 Drive is W7 plus a Data partition, on the 1 Drive is Ubuntu Partition, Movies and Personal.
    I installed Ubuntu from W7 with Wubi.exe. Has any of this got anything to do with Loop0 ???
    Kind Regards Miykel

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    *hm* Don't know anything about a Wubi.exe or problems with it, sorry.

    What does "fdisk -l" show?

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    G'Day Kloschussel; Wubi.exe is a program which installs Ubuntu on the selected partition from Windows, instead of using a disc from DOS, it's very simple and easy.

    is there more to the fdisk -l command ?, when I tried to execute it I got :

    miykel@ubuntu:~$ fdisk -l
    miykel@ubuntu:~$

    What does loop0 mean, if you could explain please.
    Regards Miykel

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    Since Wubi installs ubuntu in a virtual disc (a file inside a Windows file system), the loop mount makes sense.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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