Steam for Linux

Steam for Linux

Schallmau3r Feb 19, 2013 @ 11:57am
Not enough disc space to install TF2
I installed Ubuntu using the wubi installer. I installed ubunto onto a HDD with 500 gig of free space. Reading the workarounds i managed to install steam as well...yay!

So when i finally was able to see the gamelibary in steam i wanted to install tf2 and it said that there are only 13 gig free space. there are 500 gigs free.

You may have noticed, im a total linux n00b and yet im proud i managed to get steam to run...but why does it show just 13 gig of free disc space? how can i change that?

Another question, ubuntu doesnt show the HDD where Ubuntu is installed, at least i cant find the drive since there doesnt seem to be an explorer like program.

so: how can i tell ubuntu or steam, that there is plenty of space to use? How can i choose the installpath for steam to make sure its on the right HDD?
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[Linux]sulman Feb 19, 2013 @ 12:50pm 
Either you're running steam as Sudo, or your Home partition is very small. Try running Steam as a standard user.
Schallmau3r Feb 19, 2013 @ 12:54pm 
ok...erm...i followed the workarround (pinned in this forum) so i installed it as sudo. Steam isnt in the software center anymore so how can i install it as standard user? Or how can i enlarge the home partition? The HDD i installed ubuntu on has 500 gig free space. How can i enlarge the home partition? There actually is no partition on that Harddrive. I suppose thats the home folder?
DoomBoom Feb 19, 2013 @ 1:12pm 
Wubi uses a virtual drive that by default only uses a small amount of disk space. You can stretch it a bit, but it's only recommended to do so up to something like 32gb. Here's how you can resize the Wubi disk(use the automated method, it's safe and easy). I fell into the wubi disk size problem when I downloaded a bunch of large files and suddenly got found out my disk was full, hehe. It was a bit more ugly fixing that as the computer wouldn't start normally anymore so I had to do it all through root.

Alternative ways to fix it would be mounting /home/ to your partition outside of the virtual drive or installing TF2 in a folder outside of your virtual drive(though I don't know if the latter is possible for this game).

By the way, you can check the disk usage of your partitions and virtual drive by typing "df -Th" into the console.
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Date Posted: Feb 19, 2013 @ 11:57am
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