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Folder limit/disk full error

Postby T_C on Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:46 am

I'm a noob. I am running Mint 12 Lisa LXDE 64bit. This is a dual boot with Windows 7. Intel board/2.6Ghz dual core/8GB RAM/SATA HDD 2TB.

Well there I was ready to make the leap from Win7 to Mint 12 (love this thing) so I attempt to transfer some picture files from one computer with WinXP to the (dual boot) computer with LXDE Mint 12. Mint says it can't do it because there is not enough space in my "pictures" folder. I was trying to transfer about 4gb but Mint will only let me put in about 2gb. What gives?

Moreover, now when I start up I get a message that "this computer has only 300.0 MB disk space remaining." The fact is, I have used 130GB out of 2TB (2000GB). Why the limitations? I need an easy way to tell Mint its ok lets just increase the available size that Mint sees to the actual physical size available. And to increase size limits of folders, preferably to unlimited. I don't understand why there is a limitation anyway.

I believe I selected 130gb LXDE install which explains the disk error. I do not mind saying goodbye to Win7 permanently, but I need to have the capability to use all available space without limitation on folders/disk. I am the only user of this computer. What do I need to do to remove both limitations? (folders and disk)?

After some reading I thought I could use Gparted to solve the problem but when starting in the gui I get nothing not even a message. So I tried the terminal command in root "gparted" and get:

/usr/sbin/gpartedbin: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/libgiomm-2.4.so.1: undefined symbol: g_socket_atdress_enumerator_get_type

I'm a noob trying to transition. Some things I can learn as I go no big deal. Transfering/saving files is fundamental. If I could let this go while I read up, even a few weeks, I would, but I need some help. This is frustrating. Can anyone help?
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Re: Folder limit/disk full error

Postby xenopeek on Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:49 am

Sure, lets first figure out some basics for us. Please open a terminal, and post the output of this command (it will tell us the partition layout of your computer):
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sudo parted -l

(Note that is the letter l at the end, not number 1.)

And please share the output the following command also (it will tell us your disk usage statistics):
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df -h
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Re: Folder limit/disk full error

Postby T_C on Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:34 am

Thanks for taking the time to help. Sorry I took so long to reply; I thought I would get a email notification. Anyway, the output is as follows:

1. sudo parted -l
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Model: ATA ST2000DL003-9VT1 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 2000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: msdos

Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system  Flags
 1      1049kB  106MB   105MB   primary  ntfs         boot
 2      106MB   2000GB  2000GB  primary  ntfs

2. df -h
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Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/loop0             29G   27G  297M  99% /
udev                  3.9G  4.0K  3.9G   1% /dev
tmpfs                 1.6G  1.1M  1.6G   1% /run
none                  5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
none                  3.9G  148K  3.9G   1% /run/shm
/dev/sda2             1.9T   90G  1.8T   5% /host
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Re: Folder limit/disk full error

Postby xenopeek on Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:27 am

Did you install with mint4win or on a virtual machine? Looks like you have a 27GB root filesystem, and no more than this. This also contains the /home folder. For Linux there is just 297MB disk space free remaining.

Confirmed that your Windows partition is 2 TB in size, but you haven't actually installed Linux Mint in its own partition on the harddisk it seems.
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Re: Folder limit/disk full error

Postby T_C on Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:49 am

I used Mint4win.
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Re: Folder limit/disk full error

Postby xenopeek on Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:29 am

Well, okay then. Currently your virtual disk is just 29GB in size. If you want to increase the size, reportedly you can do so with this guide: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=53313#p312280

Alternative is to reinstall Linux Mint, but not use mint4win. I haven't found it, but there is also the option to convert you current mint4win installation to a full Linux Mint installation on its own partition (which you can then resize as needed).
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