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Default Retreiving drivespace - 05-09-2009, 10:49 PM

I've had my Dell Mini 910 (Ubuntu) since December and it has run out of space on the 4GB internal solid-state drive. I have been careful not to load anything on the Mini, in fact, I have removed programs that I didn't want in order to maximise space. I do download the Ubuntu updates when requested to do so. So, now I am at 95% capacity on the drive and the 910 has slowed to a crawl. Without upgrading the dirve, is there anything else I can do. If I do chose to upgrade the dirve, does anyone have any experience with the RunCore drives advertised on this site. Thank you!
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Default Re: Retreiving drivespace - 05-09-2009, 11:04 PM

Lots of people here have experience with the RunCore drives and, for the most part, these are the drives recommended by users. They are the fastest available.

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Default Re: Retreiving drivespace - 05-09-2009, 11:30 PM

To find out what's taking up so much space...

Start up Synaptic (under Main menu > System > Admin.). Go to "Settings > Preferences", then "Columns & Fonts" to ensure that the "Installed Size" column is visible. Then go back to the main view, choose "Status" among the buttons in the lower left, then "Installed" in the list of options on the left. Sort on the "Size" field.

Now, what are the biggest packages? OpenOffice and Acrobat Reader are probably two of the biggest. I got rid of them both right away, but you might want them.

Also, make sure that you only have one "linux-image-..." package installed (keep the one with the highest version number). You can probably get rid of the linux-headers-..." packages, too.

One more thing, try running "sudo apt-get clean" in a terminal to remove cached package files.

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