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[SOLVED] Not enough diskspace allocated at installation.

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:38 am
by RobotMan42
New installation. Allocated 100GB as Unallocated space, but when Mint 19.2 installed,
it only used 20GB (probably my fault).

Now I have a Linux system sitting in 18.63 GB and 79GB unallocated space.

1. Can I simply use Windows the extend the Linux partition? I not, then
2. I did a basic install - should I uninstall Linux and start again? or
3. Is there a simple newbie way to extend the filesystem in Mint?

Thanks

See gm10's reply - It worked just fine.

Re: Not enough diskspace allocated at installation.

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:45 am
by Pjotr
RobotMan42 wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:38 am
New installation.
Start again by doing a clean new installation. Easiest way. :wink:

Re: Not enough diskspace allocated at installation.

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:44 am
by Spearmint2
If the unallocated space is to right of the install partition, you could use GParted to extend the installed area into it.

Re: Not enough diskspace allocated at installation.

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:09 pm
by blueocean
Yes, likely gparted will work. It is in the software manager. Once installed launch it and after entering your password you will see the user GUI interface. You highlight the partition you want to resize and right click it. Choose resize. You can drag the slider until no space is left. Now click resize. Once it's done resizing you still have to go up to the toolbar and click the arrow on the right "apply changes" Once it completes, you are good.

Re: Not enough diskspace allocated at installation.

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:15 pm
by gm10
RobotMan42 wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:38 am
3. Is there a simple newbie way to extend the filesystem in Mint?
Yes, it's very simple, no need to install anything. Go Mint menu > Disks > left-click the drive to the left and the partition to extend on the right > click the cogs icon below the partitions > select Resize > pull the slider all the way to the right > click Resize up top > Done. :)

(if you cannot extend to the right then post a screenshot of the partition layout)
Pjotr wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:45 am
Start again by doing a clean new installation. Easiest way. :wink:
Really...? :P

Re: Not enough diskspace allocated at installation.

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:23 pm
by rjsrjs
Probably would be best to boot up a live USB or CD and increase your unallocated disk space using Gparted. Run Gparted from your live USB or CD.

Good Luck.

Re: Not enough diskspace allocated at installation.

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:14 pm
by bob466
When I install Mint...I always choose..."Erase Disk and Install Linux Mint". The Mint Installation creates one Partition...Root and it is Dynamic so I never have any problems with Disk space and a 500GB Drive helps too. Image :D :D

Re: Not enough diskspace allocated at installation.

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:37 pm
by pbear
gm10 wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:15 pm
Yes, it's very simple, no need to install anything. Go Mint menu > Disks > left-click the drive to the left and the partition to extend on the right > click the cogs icon below the partitions > select Resize > pull the slider all the way to the right > click Resize up top > Done. :)
Just to confirm I'm reading correctly. Does this work even if the partition in question is mounted?

Re: Not enough diskspace allocated at installation.

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:40 pm
by gm10
pbear wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:37 pm
gm10 wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:15 pm
Yes, it's very simple, no need to install anything. Go Mint menu > Disks > left-click the drive to the left and the partition to extend on the right > click the cogs icon below the partitions > select Resize > pull the slider all the way to the right > click Resize up top > Done. :)
Just to confirm I'm reading correctly. Does this work even if the partition in question is mounted?
Confirming.

Re: Not enough diskspace allocated at installation.

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:56 pm
by pbear
gm10 wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:40 pm
pbear wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:37 pm
gm10 wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:15 pm
Yes, it's very simple, no need to install anything. Go Mint menu > Disks > left-click the drive to the left and the partition to extend on the right > click the cogs icon below the partitions > select Resize > pull the slider all the way to the right > click Resize up top > Done. :)
Just to confirm I'm reading correctly. Does this work even if the partition in question is mounted?
Confirming.
Thanks. Till now, have been recommending GParted in live session. This, of course, is much simpler.

Re: Not enough diskspace allocated at installation.

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:02 pm
by gm10
pbear wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:56 pm
gm10 wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:40 pm
pbear wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:37 pm

Just to confirm I'm reading correctly. Does this work even if the partition in question is mounted?
Confirming.
Thanks. Till now, have been recommending GParted in live session. This, of course, is much simpler.
As long as he can just extend into adjacent unallocated space to the right. As soon as you need to move partitions around then it's live session time indeed.

Re: Not enough diskspace allocated at installation.

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:07 pm
by pbear
gm10 wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:02 pm
As long as he can just extend into adjacent unallocated space to the right. As soon as you need to move partitions around then it's live session time indeed.
Gotcha.

Re: Not enough diskspace allocated at installation.

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:04 am
by RobotMan42
gm10 wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:15 pm
RobotMan42 wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:38 am
3. Is there a simple newbie way to extend the filesystem in Mint?
Yes, it's very simple, no need to install anything. Go Mint menu > Disks > left-click the drive to the left and the partition to extend on the right > click the cogs icon below the partitions > select Resize > pull the slider all the way to the right > click Resize up top > Done. :)

(if you cannot extend to the right then post a screenshot of the partition layout)
Pjotr wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:45 am
Start again by doing a clean new installation. Easiest way. :wink:
Really...? :P
Thank you very much. So easy - I now have a new partition of 105GB - took all of 10 seconds to fix.

Re: Not enough diskspace allocated at installation.

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:44 am
by gm10
You're quite welcome. Certainly beats reinstalling. ;)

Also welcome to Linux Mint!

Re: [SOLVED] Not enough diskspace allocated at installation.

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:28 am
by decrepit
yes thanks GM10 I didn't think anything was possible on a mounted partition.