Partition problems after installing a second Kubuntu version
john d. herron
paradox.herron at bluewin.ch
Thu Sep 10 06:33:00 UTC 2009
> john d. herron wrote:
>> I'm currently using Kubuntu Feisty (7.04, ext3) as 'production'
>> distro. It resides as logical /dev/hda7 in the extended partition of
>> my only hdd. It runs quite well except for the synaptic package
>> manager, which steadfastly refuses to install things (like e.g.mysql
>> or speedcrunch) because of dependency considerations (it issues 'Not
>> Authenticated' warnings).
Nils Kassube wrote:
>> Did you change the repositories to the new location? 7.04 is no longer
>> supported but you find the standard Ubuntu repositories now at
>> <http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/>. -- snip --
>> I'm now going to change the repos to the web address you just indicated and
>> will let you know how synaptic behaves after that.
>> With regard to /dev/hda3 I'm now proceeding as you suggested.
>> 'sudo mount /media/hda3' worked just fine.
>> Here's the new output from 'df -h':
>> Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
>> /dev/hda7 12G 8.9G 2.0G 83% /
>> varrun 252M 96K 252M 1% /var/run
>> varlock 252M 0 252M 0% /var/lock
>> procbususb 252M 116K 252M 1% /proc/bus/usb
>> udev 252M 116K 252M 1% /dev
>> devshm 252M 0 252M 0% /dev/shm
>> lrm 252M 33M 219M 14% /lib/modules/2.6.20-17-generic/volatile
>> /dev/hda1 12G 11G 1.8G 86% /media/hda1
>> /dev/hda3 12G 4.7G 6.5G 42% /media/hda3 (oh, miracle!)
>> /dev/hda4 1.1G 65M 943M 7% /media/hda4
>> /dev/hda5 1.1G 8.0K 1.0G 1% /media/hda5
>> (it is indeed much more orderly/readable than the earlier 'df --all'!)
>> /media/hda3's contents are now also fully visible in Krusader, which until now showed it as empty.
>> I've also removed the 'noauto' option from the /dev/hda3 entry in /etc/fstab.
>> Now I will reboot to see whether the device gets auto-mounted properly.
>> A screenshot at <http://picpaste.com/jdh_partitions_20090909.png>
>> displays the layout of partitions on my 40 GB harddisk.
>> I do need to provide more space for the current Feisty on /dev/hda7 and
>> would also like to empty /dev/hda3 to make room for a test-install of Kubuntu 8.04.
>> May I turn to you for advice on the possibilities, if any, of
>> reshuffling the partitions?
>> For now, I'm really grateful for the help you've provided thus far;
>> I've learned some important things as a result of it.
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