Steam for Linux

Steam for Linux

saSha Feb 21, 2013 @ 6:05am
Steam limits me to 3GB
I installed Ubuntu with wubi on my second partiton(which is empty and FAT32 btw)
Everything went fine, all updates made, steam downloaded and installed.
BUT I can´t install TF2, Steam gives me only 3GB of disk space though I have 18GB
Last edited by saSha; Feb 21, 2013 @ 8:38am
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I use user folders and one NTFS partition to add more games. All games I have can be installed on the NTFS, except TF2... :_D
vargablood Feb 21, 2013 @ 6:16am 
fat32 has certain limits for file sizes. I wouldnt recommend using this file system for daily work(or game)space anymore.
Vargablood tells you the truth. I'm sorry I didn't realize about FAT32... xD

Originally posted by vargablood:
fat32 has certain limits for file sizes. I wouldnt recommend using this file system for daily work(or game)space anymore.
ThOR27 Feb 21, 2013 @ 6:19am 
Did you used wubi? Wubi is not the default way to install ubuntu, and just creates an image file inside your windows partition with all data. Anyway, 4GB is the file limit of FAT32, anyway, you can set disk size during wubi installation.

Or you can just install ubuntu full from CD or usb, so you can delete the hole partition and create a EXT4 partition with ubuntu
saSha Feb 21, 2013 @ 6:35am 
Yes I used wubi, but I have no cd to use the installer.
gutigen Feb 21, 2013 @ 6:38am 
YOu can use USB pendrive to install Ubuntu normal way. WUBI means much worse performance and stability. Everything is at
saSha Feb 21, 2013 @ 6:47am 
Can I install it beside windows without wubi?
Max Otto von S Feb 21, 2013 @ 6:55am 
It installs with windows by default with normal installer. The only difference between wubi and normal is that wubi uses Windows FS, Windows loader, normal installer uses Linux fs and Linux loader named GRUB2.
You STILL be able to load windows from GRUB2, however Windows loader can't load linux (except wubi installation). So, if you will install windows on the same harddisk after linux, you will not be able to load linux until you restore bootloader with (for example) ubuntu livecd(usb).

ThOR27 Feb 21, 2013 @ 7:07am 
you can use wubi, search this forum or google on how to resize your disk image. Wubi is safer if you just want to try ubuntu. You can also uninstall your wubi installation on windows and create a new one, during the installation you set a higher disk size.

But to get full performance and take full advantage of ubuntu, you will need to install on it own partition using live cd or live usb. In that way you can install alongside with windows and have both os, but you will need to remove/resize partition to do that, so you need to pay a lot of attention during the installation so you don't loose your windows copy. it's not hard, but be aware that only clicking next next next without reading will not be smart.
saSha Feb 21, 2013 @ 7:09am 
As written above I have already an own partition for it. I´ve set the disc size at 30GB and it doesn´t work. I´m trying it to install per USB now.
Anorak Man Feb 21, 2013 @ 7:49am 
But as mentioned, fat32 has a file size limit, of 4GB.
saSha Feb 21, 2013 @ 8:33am 
Installed it with USB, works fine now.
Thanks guys.
Another happy new Linux User :)
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Date Posted: Feb 21, 2013 @ 6:05am
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