Hard Drive Space

Fabian Rodriguez Fabian.Rodriguez at canonical.com
Wed Dec 10 11:37:17 CST 2008


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doris taylor wrote:
> I recently purchased a dell mini 9 with ubuntu preinstalled. The machine
> has a 8GB hard drive but apparently Ubuntu takes up a little over 6GB.
> Is this normal. I wanted to keep this OS but I may have to switch to XP
> to reclaim some hard disk space.

A basic Ubuntu 8.04 install takes around 2.3GB , including all
applications (office suite, music management, photo management, system
utilities, etc.,etc.).

You can see what is taking up space by switching to normal desktop mode
and using the Disk Usage Analyser under Applications > Accessories and
Partition Editor under System Administration.

I am guessing you may also have a Dell diagnostics partitio taking some
space, which won't be reclaimed with XP unless you format it.

Let us know what you decide / find out.

Fabian Rodriguez, Ubuntu Systems Senior Support Analyst
Canonical Corporate Services, Montreal, QC, Canada
http://landscape.canonical.com

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