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I just installed Ubuntu side by side with XP on my laptop.

I'm trying to find how much free space I have left after installation.

I go into "File Browser" and click on "File System" in the left navigation panel.

It says:

22 items, Free Space: 75.0 MB

Whoa!

Really?

How can I check that this is correct?

If this is correct, then I probably need to wipe XP and install Ubuntu as the only operating system on this disk (the disk is only 80GB).

UPDATE:

fdisk -l says nothing

df -h says:

Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda5             2.3G  2.2G   71M  97% /
tmpfs                1003M     0 1003M   0% /lib/init/rw
varrun               1003M  108K 1002M   1% /var/run
varlock              1003M     0 1003M   0% /var/lock
udev                 1003M  176K 1002M   1% /dev
tmpfs                1003M   76K 1003M   1% /dev/shm
lrm                  1003M  2.4M 1000M   1% /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile
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Sounds like your partitions were not set up correctly. You may need to sudo fdisk -l to see the partition data. –  KFro Sep 17 '09 at 18:14
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Were you expecting your root drive to be larger then 2.3G? It is in fact almost full. –  prestomation Sep 17 '09 at 18:58
    
Try sudo fdisk -l. –  Hello71 Nov 28 '10 at 22:52

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

Please, give the output of following commands:

fdisk -l

and

df -h

so we can check that.

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You don't have to wipe XP if you don't want to do that. Consider use GParted Live CD -> gparted.sourceforge.net. –  igustin Sep 17 '09 at 22:06

df -h seems to confirm this. From the Menu -> Applications \ Accessories \ Disk Usage Analyzer will let you see visually in detail what is using the space.

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2.3 GB is really a small amount of space for modern full linux distributions, particularly if you want a full KDE/Gnome, OpenOffice.org, firefox, etc.

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