Steam for Linux

Steam for Linux

Mr. Fahrenheight Feb 15, 2013 @ 12:10pm
TF2 won't start in linux
I've downloaded steam and tf2 for Ubuntu, but every time I try to start it up, it says game is unavailable. I've tried putting "steam steam://rungameid/440" into the terminal to start it and it says
"cp: writing `/home/owner/.local/share/Steam/bootstrap.tar.xz': No space left on device
cp: failed to extend `/home/owner/.local/share/Steam/bootstrap.tar.xz': No space left on device
how can I fix this?
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supermariolinux Feb 15, 2013 @ 12:21pm 
Are you sure your hard disk has not run out of space? TF2 may have consumed your disk space. Go to your File Manager and go to File System right click on the little disk icon that is selcted, you should see how much free space is left. Or open up the Terminal and type "df -h" check the Mounted on "/" and or "/home" how much disk space is in use and what is left?
Shark Feb 15, 2013 @ 12:24pm 
Your drive is full, you need to remove some stuff or increase the size of your partition.
Last edited by Shark; Feb 15, 2013 @ 12:24pm
Mr. Fahrenheight Feb 15, 2013 @ 12:26pm 
the "/" is completely full, 17/17G. Sorry if this is a stupid question, but how can I make space?
Shark Feb 15, 2013 @ 12:32pm 
uhm, 17 gb is a bit tight. You can remove software from the ubuntu software center by clicking on installed , make sure you check out what something does before you delete it tho. Removing libreoffice and gimp will get you quite a bit of space.
Last edited by Shark; Feb 15, 2013 @ 12:36pm
supermariolinux Feb 15, 2013 @ 12:33pm 
If your Harddisk is Only 17GB note that TF2 can take up at least 10-12GB. Ubuntu Uses 5GB for its install so if that is the case you are going to need a larger storage device. You can try deleting some downloaded files and videos, etc to try to free up to maybe get it working but othewrwise you are cutting it way too close. What kind of HDD or SSD do you have? open up Disks or Disk Utility to find out.
supermariolinux Feb 15, 2013 @ 12:39pm 
Did you install Ubuntu with the WUBI instaler in Windows? If you only allocated 17GB that would explain the limit. While it is possible to resize the WUBI Partition (Check Google) it would be far easier to install Ubuntu Alongside Windows on a actual partition.
Mr. Fahrenheight Feb 15, 2013 @ 12:48pm 
Yeah, I used the WUBI installer for ubuntu. how would I install the two on an actual partition? thanks for the help so far.
supermariolinux Feb 15, 2013 @ 12:53pm 
You can Migrate a Installtion to a partiton using this Guide:

Otherwise you just install ubuntu straight onto the partiton you create.

Create a EXT4 partiton for Ubuntu and a Another one equal to your RAM size for SWAP.

supermariolinux Feb 15, 2013 @ 12:56pm 
For partitoning in Ubuntu use the Disks or Disk Utility or Install the program Gparted.

WUBI really wasnt meant for long term installs, it's meant to get your feet wet into Linux without having to partion things. It is Possible to resize a Wubi PArtiton. But it's anothere story and IMO is way easier to just do a normal install.
Mr. Fahrenheight Feb 15, 2013 @ 12:57pm 
alright, thanks very much
supermariolinux Feb 15, 2013 @ 1:09pm 
No Problem.
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