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    Question Allocating Free Space


    Hello Everyone!

    I'm new here, and I have a question.

    I am running a dual boot Windows 7/Ubuntu system.
    The Ubuntu system is hosted on a Hitachi 250 GB USB hard drive, and the Windows is hosted on the internal hard drove of my HP Pavilion dv6 laptop.

    I've been using LibreOffice Writer to edit some documents, and about 1/2 way through the editing process, I get a warning that says:
    LibreOffice Writer could not save important internal informationdue to insufficent disk space at the following location:
    /home/*mynamehere*/.config/libreoffice/3/user/backup


    So, I went into gparted to see if my hard disk was full, and the Ubuntu part of the external hard disk has over 150 GB of free space. I have no idea how to allocate more disk space like it says to later in the same message.

    How do I do this?

    Thanks!

    -cpman



    NOTE: I installed this Ubuntu system using the Windows installer, could that have to do with my problem?

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    NOTE: I installed this Ubuntu system using the Windows installer, could that have to do with my problem?
    That would be a wubi install. That means Ubuntu is installed inside windows as a program, if that's what you've done. I've never used wubi but if you are able to boot Ubuntu, do so and open a terminal and run this command: sudo fdisk -l (lower case Letter L in the command), you should be prompted for your user password after hitting Enter key. Post the output here. You might also run this command: df -h, post the output also. If you do have a Linux partition(s) you should be able to easily resize it.

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    Here is the output:
    Disk /dev/sda: 640.1 GB, 640135028736 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77825 cylinders, total 1250263728 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xfe661c77

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 2048 409599 203776 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda2 409600 1206962175 603276288 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda3 1206962176 1250050047 21543936 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda4 1250050048 1250261679 105816 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)

    Disk /dev/sdb: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xcbf7c586

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 63 488392064 244196001 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
    According to gparted, there is a Linux partition with over 150 GB of free space.
    But it says there isn't enough space.

    Heres the output of df -h:
    Disk /dev/sda: 640.1 GB, 640135028736 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77825 cylinders, total 1250263728 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xfe661c77

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 2048 409599 203776 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda2 409600 1206962175 603276288 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda3 1206962176 1250050047 21543936 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda4 1250050048 1250261679 105816 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)

    Disk /dev/sdb: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xcbf7c586

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 63 488392064 244196001 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
    alexander@ubuntu:~$ ^C
    alexander@ubuntu:~$ sudo df -h
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/loop0 3.9G 2.2G 1.6G 58% /
    udev 2.8G 4.0K 2.8G 1% /dev
    tmpfs 1.2G 940K 1.2G 1% /run
    none 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock
    none 2.8G 160K 2.8G 1% /run/shm
    /dev/sdb1 233G 35G 199G 15% /host
    /dev/loop1 3.9G 3.7G 0 100% /home
    /dev/loop2 3.9G 3.5G 224M 95% /usr
    /dev/sda2 576G 126G 450G 22% /media/D44E8D0E4E8CEB16
    /dev/sda1 199M 29M 171M 15% /media/SYSTEM

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    Code:
    /dev/loop1 3.9G 3.7G 0 100% /home
    I've not used Wubi, either. But I think you've run out of space.
    This link might help: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide#Ho...rtual_disks.3F


    *NOTE*
    I have no experience with this. Make sure you backup your data before you do anything!
    (Good advice for any task)
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    I read that link, and there was a section about migrating the installation into a partition.
    I'm going to try this, so I will NEVER run into this problem again, becaus if you just resize the virtual disks, they will still fill up.

    Thanks a ton!

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    Your fdisk and df -h output don't show any Linux partitions so I would assume this was a wubi install. I've never used wubi so can't offer any advice. Hopefully the link posted above will help.

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    Let us know how it turns out.
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    So I'll never get this problem again, I just deleted the wubi, and reinstalled it from a LiveCD, as I did not have enough storage left to download either the tool to resize the virtual disks or the tool to migrate to a full install.

    Thanks a ton!

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