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?