mint on USB - no disk space available - but USB is "empty"

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mint on USB - no disk space available - but USB is "empty"

Post by stedi089 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:41 am

Hi,
I'm completely new to Linux and Unix, so please bear with me and my question/problem as i couldn't find any solution yet.

I installed Mint 16 on my USB HD (256 GB) using the program Universal USB installer - that was the easy part as i do not have to set any significant parameters...

Now, after the startup Mint warns me that no space is available on my HD, but it is quite empty - any Idea what I have to do to fix that issue?

the -df command gives me the following results

filesystem Use% Mounten on
/cow 96% /
udev 1% /dev
tempfs 1% /run
/dev/sdb1 17% /cdrom -> this is my external USB HD
/dev/loop0 100& /rofs
none 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
tmpfs 1% /tmp
none 0% /run/lock
none 1% /run/shm
none 1% /run/user
/dev/mmcblk0p1 44% /media/mint/C6EB-2A57 -> this is my flash drive in the laptop


Any Idea what the problem may be? why is my USB HD mounted as /cdrom and not as root? can this be the problem, and if so, how can I fix it.


Thanks for your help!

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Re: mint on USB - no disk space available - but USB is "empt

Post by administrollaattori » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:36 am

Did you make a persistent data area when installing?

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Re: mint on USB - no disk space available - but USB is "empt

Post by Reorx » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:12 am

You installed the ISO on the HD using a read only file system - your computer thinks the HD is a CD-ROM... :mrgreen:
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Re: mint on USB - no disk space available - but USB is "empt

Post by Tejas_0 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:37 pm

Reorx wrote:You installed the ISO on the HD using a read only file system - your computer thinks the HD is a CD-ROM... :mrgreen:
Or USB Stick :?:
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Re: mint on USB - no disk space available - but USB is "empt

Post by jahid » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:53 pm

stedi089 wrote:
I installed Mint 16 on my USB HD (256 GB) using the program Universal USB installer - that was the easy part as i do not have to set any significant parameters...
You didn't install the system in the HDD. the thing you installed is called a live system. no changes in this system will ever retain after reboot.

but the funny thing is you can keep it like this and continue to use your HD for data storing or regular use, and the disappointment is you will see a lots of files in your hd whenever you mount it in another system and you may become confused.

If you want to continue using the live system then you should create a 1.5GB partition for it and install it there like you have installed it before.

but i have a strong guess that you don't want to do this type of installation at all.
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Re: mint on USB - no disk space available - but USB is "empt

Post by usbtux » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:35 pm

As others have said you haven't installed just burnt the iso to usb...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKL1tmn-xC0 External install

Full install encrypted usb or flash drive http://youtu.be/Nw99gRGWGuw
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