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You should be able to use Gparted to resize your Ubuntu partition to fill up the free space. If Gparted isn't installed, open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+Del) and run sudo apt-get install gparted. Open Gparted by searching for it in Dash (~Start Menu). Select your Ubuntu partition and move your cursor to the edge of it next to the free space. You should be able ...


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No, your controller and other hardware do not care how many partitions you have, there is no reason for your specific concern.


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As has been stated in some comments, there is no hardware issue with the number of partitions; disk controllers and disks deal in sector numbers, and neither know nor care what data is on those sectors or to which partition the sector is allocated. AFAIK, OS-level disk caches are also not a concern. The old Master Boot Record (MBR) partitioning system is ...


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This question would be too long and broad to answer; on the other hand, uninstalling random packages is not really a good idea. What you should do instead is (as suggested in the comments) perform a clean reinstall with a minimal ISO and select only the GUI amongst the packages to include (plus Inkscape, since you need it).


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The indicated amount seems to be .deb cache in majority. Issue this command: sudo apt-get clean and after that check again the disk usage.


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You can find out how much space sub-directories occupy using the following command: sudo du -hxd 1 YOUR_PATH 2>/dev/null | sort -hr What it does: sudo: run the du command as root - only needed/recommended if you want to list stuff outside your own home directory. du: disk usage analyzing tool. Arguments: -h: use human readable numeric output (i.e. ...



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