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I try to install TF2 but it says i don't have enough space but, I have well over 50GB on my laptop, What's wrong and how do I fix it?

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Are you 100 % sure that you have enough of free space on the partition where /home is located? – Daniel Jonsson Feb 16 '13 at 23:15
where is /home located? – user132728 Feb 16 '13 at 23:25
Open a terminal with Ctrl+Alt+T and run df -h. If you have a separate partition for /home, it will say that you have a filesystem mounted on /home. On that line, check how much available free space it has. If you don't have a separate home partition, then check the amount of free space on the root / partition instead. – Daniel Jonsson Feb 16 '13 at 23:33
Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /cow 975M 799M 176M 82% / udev 967M 4.0K 967M 1% /dev tmpfs 390M 796K 390M 1% /run /dev/sr0 754M 754M 0 100% /cdrom /dev/loop0 723M 723M 0 100% /rofs tmpfs 975M 12K 975M 1% /tmp none 5.0M 4.0K 5.0M 1% /run/lock none 975M 180K 975M 1% /run/shm none 100M 64K 100M 1% /run/user /dev/sda6 43G 2.4G 38G 6% /media/ubuntu/26250761-30fb-44f2-b1eb-4d93315a8ae4 /dev/sda2 176G 134G 42G 77% /media/ubuntu/C87CE2667CE24F2E – user132728 Feb 16 '13 at 23:47
How do I change the amount of memory I allow Linux? – user132728 Feb 16 '13 at 23:50

Look at output of:

sudo fdisk -l

You may have smaller size of /home partition. You can resize it through LiveCD and gParted on it. Boot LiveCD, select Try Ubuntu and launch gParted. You can modify partitions as you want/need.

Don´t forget to backup everything on it first.

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