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Default Re: What's the opposite of "ripped off"? - 05-10-2009, 01:01 AM

Originally Posted by ImprobableMiniUser
I'm having a similar experience, and can't quite figure out what's going on...

I received my mini 9 refurb in the mail today ( :mrgreen: ) with 8gb ssd. So imagine my surprise when I went into ubunutu's disk usage analyzer tool, and it reported to me that I was using 5gb, with 8.8gb free for a total of 13.8 (does this sound about right for the formatted size of a 16bg drive?). So I popped off the bottom cover for the second time today and double checked the ssd. The part number matches up with the dell code for the 8gb unit (0D45H) as listed in the internal part codes thread over in the hardware section of this forum. There's no sd cards or additional storage plugged in...I'm quite perplexed, but not complaining :lol: . Anyone care to shed some insight on this development?
I had the exact same problem when I first got my Ubuntu Mini, but it went away after I upgraded to Ubuntu 8.10 (and later 9.04). If I remember correctly, there was a bug of some sort in Ubuntu 8.04 (not sure if it was 8.04 in general, or just in the Dell remix) that caused the file system to show as twice as large as it really was. If you go into your BIOS, the SSD will probably show up as 8 GB.

Hopefully someone else can confirm if I'm remembering the explanation correctly. I knew I wasn't going to stay with 8.04 for long, so I didn't bother to do much research on the issue at the time.

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Default Re: What's the opposite of "ripped off"? - 05-10-2009, 01:10 AM

It has been reported here that Ubuntu double-counts your disk space when you use this method of looking at it.

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Default Re: What's the opposite of "ripped off"? - 05-10-2009, 03:04 AM

Haha thanks guys. I was pretty sure Dell didn't mistakenly give me a 16gb, and I already have my 32gb runcore ready to go in, but I was certainly perplexed.
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Default Re: What's the opposite of "ripped off"? - 05-10-2009, 06:08 PM


Go into the BIOS menu (hold -F2 when you boot). The main screen will show you the proper SSD type and size.

 MINI 9 | 2GB RAM | BIOS A05 | BT | 16GB STEC SSD | OSX 10.6.8 (NBI 2351+Legacy Kernel+SleepEnabler)
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