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Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Beaumont, TX US
Re: Where did my space go? - 11-13-2008, 10:54 PM
As for freeing space, there's about 1.2gb of crap installed on this little beast from Dell. (But this crap is free! :mrgreen: ) Personally, I've uninstalled anything having to do with a CD/DVD drive (Brasero, Sound Juicer, and Serpentine), all the games, and those parts of OpenOffice I don't use (OpenOffice Draw, OpenOffice Impress). I've also gotten rid of Firefox (I use the Epiphany native browser), Evolution (my replacement: Thunderbird), and F-Spot (but I'm thinking about re-installing this one...)
After ridding myself of the stuff I'm not using, my install weighs in at around 2.2gb.
Leaves plenty of room on the SSD, and then I've got my cargo-drive external.
Internal Mods > usb hub, 16gb flash drive, 8gb flash drive, added webcam, changed kbd
Software Mods > Dellbuntu 8.04.1 | Gentoo 2008.0
Join Date: May 2009
05-26-2009, 04:17 AM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Tampa, FL
05-26-2009, 05:35 AM
I don't have this ubuntu in front of me to see it myself, but make sure it's not a symlink. Go back to that folder in a terminal and runs "ls -l", find squashmnt on the right side, and look all the way on the left of that line where it'll say like "-rwxr-xr-x" or something like that. That first character is important. If it's a "-", then it's a normal file. If it's a "l" then it's a symbolic link (think like Windows shortcut, this would be like a shortcut in C:\ that points to C:\, so whenver you click on it, it would take you back to it's own containing folder.
If it is a symlink, it'll say on the left side something like "lrwxr-xr-x" and on the right side, "squashmnt -> ." or "squashmnt -> /directory/you/are/in"
Vostro A90, 16GB SSD, 2GB DDR2, US-INTL Keyboard, FreeBSD 7.2-STABLE
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Join Date: Jan 2009
05-26-2009, 06:51 AM
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I think BleachBit works quite nicely, as well as localepurge.
Join Date: Aug 2009
09-11-2009, 09:04 PM
i just got my mini couple days ago i havent installed anything as im new to this linux software waiting on my 32gb ssd, but my computer keeps saying my resources are low so i check the hd, and it says theres 3.5gb of space being used? is this normal i think its pretty crazy that i havent done anything to the computer yet and it has no more space
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