Partition problems after installing a second Kubuntu version

john d. herron paradox.herron at
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 
>> <>. -- snip --
>> jdh:
>> 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 <>
>> 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.
>> john
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