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