I got a laptop about a year back. It came with a pre-installed Windows 7. I used this for quite a while, and then I found out about Linux and installed it.
Long story short I tried Ubuntu and currently have Mint. Works fine; magnificently one might say. One thing that perked my curiosity though.
Installed Mint using the Windows executable (I tried burning the iso to a disc, but that didn't allow me to dual-boot using my additional hard-drive) and it was fine and dandy. I gave it 27GB (above what it already was on, unlike I did for Ubuntu. Left it at 20BG for Ubuntu) and went through all the usual installation and it was successful. Like I did on Ubuntu, first thing I did was run the Update Manager. It installed all the updates levels 1-3, and it replaced some config files which it asked me to confirm. I did. It installed.
As soon as Update Manager closed a message came up saying I have less than 90mb available.
I do think something went wrong, considering Ubuntu only used about 8GB with the updates installed. I'd just like to know if anyone else experienced this, and what they did about it. I'll just reinstall Mint if there isn't a solution. (seriously, only 90mb for additional programs?)
Specs: 4GB RAM, ~2GHz processor, 64 bit Mint installed on a 27GB partition on a 30GB hard drive.
CPU~Dual core Intel Core i5 CPU M 460 (-HT-MCP-) clocked at 1199.000 Mhz Kernel~3.2.0-23-generic x86_64 Up~31 min Mem~572.2/3819.6MB HDD~500.1GB(5.8% used) Procs~174 Client~Shell inxi~1.7.33
P.S. And I think I'm on a temporary (live) profile. I'm not asked to sign in and I don't think the settings save. User account manager says I'm a live account.
Edit: There's a file in /isodevice/linuxmint/disks called root.disk taking up 25.9GB. Seems like an important file, or a virus in disguise.