Insufficient disk space

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lorenberg
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Insufficient disk space

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After installing Linux Mint 7 I attempted to download Open Office. When I do I get the following error message "There is not enough room on the disk to save /tmp/z/WRbCau.part.". When I look at the computer in Linux is shows 216 GB available. This is a dual boot with XP. I prefer to keep it at dual boot but if I used the entire disk for Linux would that address the problem. Or is there something that I could do with a reinstall of Linux?

As you might guess I am new to Linux.

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Re: Insufficient disk space

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Go back into Linux, open a terminal, type the following commands and post the output of these commands to this thread:

df -h
sudo fdisk -l
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Re: Insufficient disk space

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Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda7 2.3G 2.3G 0 100% /
tmpfs 691M 0 691M 0% /lib/init/rw
varrun 691M 328K 691M 1% /var/run
varlock 691M 0 691M 0% /var/lock
udev 691M 172K 691M 1% /dev
tmpfs 691M 76K 691M 1% /dev/shm
/dev/sda6 2.5G 985M 1.4G 42% /home
overflow 1.0M 1.0M 0 100% /tmp

Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x4f344f33

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 29749 238958811 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 29750 30401 5237190 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 30380 30401 176683+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6 30054 30379 2618563+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 29750 30052 2433784+ 83 Linux

Partition table entries are not in disk order
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Re: Insufficient disk space

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When you installed Mint you only allocated 2.3GB for "/", the root partition. That is not enough. Mint 7 requires at minimum 3.5GB and a lot more if you intend to add more software. The Mint website tells you minimum space requirements. You also only allocated 2.5 GB for /home - not enough either, IMHO. I would remove those small partitions, reduce the Windows partition by significantly more and start over with a re-install of Mint.
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Re: Insufficient disk space

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Thanks!! These were the default sizes.
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Re: Insufficient disk space

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In fairness, it wasn't your problem. Those sizes seem to be allocated automatically if you choose a dual-boot setup during installation and allow the installation software to do it for you. This resulted, in my case, in a blank screen after login, so I had to delete the partition that it had created and reinstall Mint, this time choosing the size of the partitions manually. If you're not sure how to do this, do ask!
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