Help - Ubuntu file space issue

bchip

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#1
Hi all

Very noob question, please assume I know nothing about linux. :)

I keep getting this error:
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I loaded my linux install (Ubuntu 18) on a 2 TB HDD, so there should be plenty of space.

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Not sure how to fix this error, any help would be appreciated.
 

Johnatan56

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#2
Would you mind running
Code:
 df -h
in terminal? (default shortcut to open terminal is ctrl+alt+t)
 

bchip

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#4
df -h

Code:
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
udev            7.8G     0  7.8G   0% /dev
tmpfs           1.6G  3.7M  1.6G   1% /run
/dev/sdb3        19G   17G  1.2G  94% /
tmpfs           7.8G  165M  7.7G   3% /dev/shm
tmpfs           5.0M  4.0K  5.0M   1% /run/lock
tmpfs           7.8G     0  7.8G   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/loop5       54M   54M     0 100% /snap/core18/970
/dev/loop0      4.2M  4.2M     0 100% /snap/gnome-calculator/406
/dev/loop2       36M   36M     0 100% /snap/gtk-common-themes/1269
/dev/loop3      3.8M  3.8M     0 100% /snap/notepad-plus-plus/202
/dev/loop9      1.0M  1.0M     0 100% /snap/gnome-logs/61
/dev/loop11      54M   54M     0 100% /snap/core18/782
/dev/loop10     152M  152M     0 100% /snap/gnome-3-28-1804/40
/dev/loop16     1.0M  1.0M     0 100% /snap/gnome-logs/57
/dev/loop23      35M   35M     0 100% /snap/gtk-common-themes/1122
/dev/loop18     203M  203M     0 100% /snap/vlc/770
/dev/loop4      457M  457M     0 100% /snap/wine-platform/128
/dev/loop1       94M   94M     0 100% /snap/telegram-desktop/737
/dev/loop8      127M  127M     0 100% /snap/code/7
/dev/loop13     2.3M  2.3M     0 100% /snap/gnome-calculator/260
/dev/loop21     4.2M  4.2M     0 100% /snap/gnome-calculator/352
/dev/loop26      15M   15M     0 100% /snap/gnome-logs/45
/dev/loop14      90M   90M     0 100% /snap/core/6673
/dev/loop19      36M   36M     0 100% /snap/gtk-common-themes/1198
/dev/loop12     141M  141M     0 100% /snap/gnome-3-26-1604/82
/dev/loop22      90M   90M     0 100% /snap/core/6818
/dev/loop29      15M   15M     0 100% /snap/gnome-characters/258
/dev/loop28      54M   54M     0 100% /snap/core18/941
/dev/loop34      89M   89M     0 100% /snap/core/6964
/dev/loop32     3.8M  3.8M     0 100% /snap/gnome-system-monitor/81
/dev/sdb4       1.8T  680G  979G  41% /home
tmpfs           1.6G   16K  1.6G   1% /run/user/121
tmpfs           1.6G   36K  1.6G   1% /run/user/1000
/dev/loop36      15M   15M     0 100% /snap/gnome-characters/280
/dev/loop37     3.8M  3.8M     0 100% /snap/gnome-system-monitor/83
/dev/loop38     3.9M  3.9M     0 100% /snap/notepad-plus-plus/207
/dev/loop39     141M  141M     0 100% /snap/gnome-3-26-1604/86
/dev/loop7      125M  125M     0 100% /snap/code/8
/dev/loop30     152M  152M     0 100% /snap/gnome-3-28-1804/51
/dev/loop40      94M   94M     0 100% /snap/telegram-desktop/791
/dev/loop6      203M  203M     0 100% /snap/vlc/1049
/dev/loop15     217M  217M     0 100% /snap/wine-platform-runtime/6
 

Johnatan56

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#5
please paste that again in [code ] tags (use [ /code] for the closing), so white space is kept.
 

bchip

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#6
My desktop contains all my files, photos, music, etc
Total size is 727 GB (out of the 2 TB so I reckoned it shouldnt be this)
 

ghostim

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#8
you create / (root filesystem) too small. What I see from that screenshot you have to delete the swap partition (/dev/sdb2), make it say 16GB and add the remaining space to the / filesystem
 

bchip

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#9
you create / (root filesystem) too small. What I see from that screenshot you have to delete the swap partition (/dev/sdb2), make it say 16GB and add the remaining space to the / filesystem
Ok delete sdb2, recreate to 16GB and add the remaining to sdb3

If I do this will I lose all my data?
That should all be on sdb4?
 

ginggs

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#11
Boot GParted Live from a CD or USB flash, then resize (or recreate) /dev/sdb2 to make it smaller and resize (not recreate) /dev/sdb3 to make it bigger.
 

ghostim

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#14
Ok delete sdb2, recreate to 16GB and add the remaining to sdb3

If I do this will I lose all my data?
That should all be on sdb4?
sdb3 is where the default install location of apps are.
sbd4 (home) is where your data lives (sort of)
 
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