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I'm moving from windows and am having trouble figuring this out:

I'm getting a message that pops up saying disk space is low. It says I have 800MB free. I click on the disk usage analyzer and it shows 24.6 total capacity and 22.5 used.

When I look in GParted it shows a partition at 72.6GB where I have Ubuntu installed. It also shows that 70.65GB used and 1.94 free in that partition.

How do I figure out what else is in that partition? It's the only ext4 format.

What am I missing?

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We need more info. Are you using a seperate home part? What are the outputs of these commands: sudo fdisk -l and mount Add those to your question please. –  heartsmagic Nov 13 '11 at 0:40
    
Instead of mount output, df -h will be more useful. –  heartsmagic Nov 13 '11 at 0:48
    
@jamie-flores I suppose you installed Ubuntu inside Windows? That normally happens when you only allocate a few Gigabytes during installation via Wubi. The files accessed in Ubuntu are stored in the Ubuntu virtual partition created during the installation. If you totally want to move to Ubuntu, we suggest you backup all your files first, then proceed with the guided installation. –  J. Austin Rodriguez Nov 13 '11 at 4:21
    
Here is what I get back. I have two drives. The first (500GB) is my storage drive. That's in two partitions: –  Jamie Flores Nov 13 '11 at 18:37
    
Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0xb445e1d1 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 2048 771968739 385983346 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda2 771971072 976771071 102400000 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT –  Jamie Flores Nov 13 '11 at 18:39

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Still confused about the directories and drives. I ended up reinstalling Linux in 3 newly configured partitions: home=the documents folder, /= for the OS, and Swap= for the swap file (page file in windows). With this setup I can reinstall Linux without losing my documents: Partitioning your disks.

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If re-installing ubuntu solved your problem you should accept your answer or ask to close the question. –  Mark Rooney Mar 2 '12 at 8:08

Maybe you should wipe it your hard disk first using Darik Boot and Nuke or any software that have function like it..

Then, try to install Ubuntu it.

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