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Join Date: Apr 2009
05-22-2009, 11:49 AM
Ok. I don't see a major problem with the partitioning. I do prefer to run without swap on my computers, so I'd delete the swap partition and grow the main partition into that area. But it's only a couple hundred MB. It's not the main problem.
So, I'd check how big your home directory is. I'd use a terminal to check, but you can also use the "Disk Usage Analyzer" utility (main menu > accessories).
To check it via a terminal, first open a new terminal, or execute "cd" (change directory) in an existing one. "cd" changes to your home dir. by default, and new terminals start in your home dir. Then execute "du -sh" (disk usage, summary, human-readable). That'll tell you how big your home dir. is.
To check the home dir's size with the Disk Usage Analyzer, just start it up and hit "scan". Then you can examine its findings.
Also, I wasn't sure if the partition editor is installed by default. I guess it's not. If you want it, execute "sudo apt-get install gparted" in a terminal, or search for "gparted" in Synaptic (under "main menu > system > admin.").
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Join Date: May 2009
05-22-2009, 12:34 PM
Thanks again, Reflex. I used the Disk Usage App and took a peek at where my files are and it looks pretty standard, at first glance. My home directory only weighs in at 75.4 MB, with 89% of that just being taken up by Mozilla. My "usr" folder takes up the most space at 3.7 GB, with 56% of that being eaten up by the "lib" folder and another 38.3% taken up by "share." Strangely, 1.5 GB of my "lib" is being taken up by Open Office, which seems a little high. I've been running Open Office for years on Macs and its never taken up that much space. 815.6 MB of that 1.5 GB is just "help."
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