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I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my wife's laptop. Originally there was Win 7 on it and I simply wiped out everything and used the whole disk for Ubuntu. I followed the following guide to create partitions: How to use manual partitioning during installation?

After I filled the /home/user/... directory with some personal files I received the warning that /root was running out of space.

I checked the space available on the partitions and /home disappeared while /boot dramatically increased (During the installation, I assigned 500 MB to /boot and 230 GB to /home)

Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
udev            1,9G     0  1,9G   0% /dev
tmpfs           385M  6,2M  379M   2% /run
/dev/sda5        19G  7,6G   11G  43% /
tmpfs           1,9G   13M  1,9G   1% /dev/shm
tmpfs           5,0M  4,0K  5,0M   1% /run/lock
tmpfs           1,9G     0  1,9G   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/sda8       9,1G   22M  8,6G   1% /tmp
/dev/sda7       9,1G  983M  7,7G  12% /var
/dev/sda6       230G  250M  218G   1% /boot
/dev/sda9       185G  9,9G  166G   6% /opt
tmpfs           385M   60K  385M   1% /run/user/1000

What happened here? Or maybe.. what did I do wrong here? Thank you for your time.

Edit

lsblk:

NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
sda 8:0 0 465,8G 0 disk 
├─sda9 8:9 0 187,6G 0 part /opt 
├─sda7 8:7 0 9,3G 0 part /var 
├─sda5 8:5 0 19,1G 0 part / 
├─sda1 8:1 0 7,6G 0 part [SWAP] 
├─sda8 8:8 0 9,3G 0 part /tmp 
└─sda6 8:6 0 232,9G 0 part /boot
  • Could you post output of lsblkcommand? – Redbob Apr 2 '18 at 22:47
  • Sure! inline ' NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT' sda 8:0 0 465,8G 0 disk ├─sda9 8:9 0 187,6G 0 part /opt ├─sda7 8:7 0 9,3G 0 part /var ├─sda5 8:5 0 19,1G 0 part / ├─sda1 8:1 0 7,6G 0 part [SWAP] ├─sda8 8:8 0 9,3G 0 part /tmp └─sda6 8:6 0 232,9G 0 part /boot – Fra87 Apr 2 '18 at 22:55
  • NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 465,8G 0 disk ├─sda9 8:9 0 187,6G 0 part /opt ├─sda7 8:7 0 9,3G 0 part /var ├─sda5 8:5 0 19,1G 0 part / ├─sda1 8:1 0 7,6G 0 part [SWAP] ├─sda8 8:8 0 9,3G 0 part /tmp └─sda6 8:6 0 232,9G 0 part /boot – Fra87 Apr 2 '18 at 23:04
  • I looks like you assigned the 230G partition to /boot instead of /home. If I was you, I would have a 50-80GB / partition with everything in it and an 8G swap. Install Ubuntu and then create partitions in the empty space that are not related to the OS for your data. I would also go with Kubuntu 18.04, which will be stable soon, but that's just my opinion. – Katu Apr 3 '18 at 8:02
  • Hi Katu, Thank you for your comment. As I have already mentioned in my original post, during installation I assigned 500 MB to /boot and 230 GB to /home. I do not have proof but I am pretty sure. I followed step by step the guide. Out of the blue the /home partition just disappeared and (I have no clue how) it merged to /boot. No idea what happened there. :( – Fra87 Apr 3 '18 at 18:10

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