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urgent :allocate more harddisk for my home folder

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Hi there,

I have installed ubuntu 10.04 on my pc and it  has been running out of space and it appears that my home folder only have 3.9 GB. How do i increase the hard disk space ? Thanks.

I did a df-h and this is what I got:

Filesystem            Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda7              31G   12G   19G  38% /
none                  1.9G  288K  1.9G   1% /dev
none                  1.9G  260K  1.9G   1% /dev/shm
none                  1.9G   84K  1.9G   1% /var/run
none                  1.9G     0  1.9G   0% /var/lock
none                  1.9G     0  1.9G   0% /lib/init/rw
/dev/sda3             485M   44M  416M  10% /boot
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by:wesly_chen
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> my home folder only have 3.9 GB.
> /dev/sda7              31G   12G   19G  38% /
Where is your home folder? The df -h result doesn't show your home folder.
Please do
cd ( go back to home dir)
df  -h  .

Besides, please post the error messages about "out of space" to verify whether  the home folder is full or not.
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by:zizi21
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Hi wesly_chen,

I went to my home dir and even though i did df -h, i cant see my home folder on the output. When I logged into the computer, it showed that i used my space so i cleared up a lot of the data..i need more space to run some applications on my computer...i have installed ubuntu on my own computer..
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by:zizi21
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any help is appreciated .
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by:zizi21
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i did du-h and this is what i got
1.6G      /home/zizi
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by:wesly_chen
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Please post the full output of
df -h  .
  The most important thing is Filesystem and Size.
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by:wesly_chen
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Also please post
sudo  fdisk  -l

cat   /etc/fstab
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by:zizi21
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This is the full output ...
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Filesystem            Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda7              31G   30G   81M 100% /
none                  1.9G  288K  1.9G   1% /dev
none                  1.9G  184K  1.9G   1% /dev/shm
none                  1.9G   80K  1.9G   1% /var/run
none                  1.9G     0  1.9G   0% /var/lock
none                  1.9G     0  1.9G   0% /lib/init/rw
/dev/sda3             485M   44M  416M  10% /boot
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wesly_chen earned 2000 total points
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No,  Please cd to your home dir first.
cd
then do
df -h ..   ( . present current directory)
   Post the FULL output (not just part of it)

Because I don't see any "1.6G      /home/zizi"  from (df -h) output.

Also, please post
sudo   fdisk   -l   (lower case L)
cat    /etc/fstab
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by:zizi21
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hi wesly_chen,

Thanks for looking into this. I think, i would close the question first. You did help me by pointing out to check whether i have exceeded the hard disk. i did something on my own (my fault) and i crashed the pc. someone is helping me to restart the pc.

If i face any problems regarding the hard disk, i would post another question.

thanks again.
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