0 New Disk Space

Asked by RsBrt on 2018-10-30

I bought a desktop PC with Mother Asus Prime B360M-A, 32 GB of RAM and 2 TB hard drive. It has not Windows installed and the BIOS UEFI gives the option of installing other operative systems. So, I have been trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 or Ubuntu 16.04 (which are perfect on my old PCs), but I can not install them on my new PC. I can not create a logical partition with Gparted. Always appears a warning saying that I have 0 FREE DISK SPACE, when in fact I have 2 TB!
Help me, please! Many thanks for your kind attention!

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Does the drive detect in BIOS?
If you partition the drive in GPartED is it able to be installed to (Use 1.1x RAM for swap and the rest formatted as Ext4 as root "/")

RsBrt (rosabriata) said : #2

UEFI BIOS detects the hard disk 2000.3GB and the Ubuntu DVDRAM
Boot Option UEFI: DVDRAM
Boot Override UEFI: DVDRAM
OS Type: Other OS (or Windows UEFI mode)
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GParted /dev/sda (1.82 TiB)
Partition: Name, File System, Size, Used, Unused, Flags; STATUS
/dev/sda1: EFI System Partition, fat32, 512Mib, 1,02MiB, 510,98Mib, boot,esp; NOT MOUNTED
/dev/sda2: ext4, 1.79 TiB, 32,55GiB, 1,76TiB; NOT MOUNTED
/dev/sda3: linux-swap, 31,92GiB, 0.00B, 31,92GiB; ACTIVE

GParted does not give the option of creating logical partitions "/"
FATAL ERROR: installation could not be completed due to insufficient FREE DISK SPACE.

You have the relevant partitions. Set /dev/sda2 as the root partition

RsBrt (rosabriata) said : #4

I cannot fix this problem. I get warnings saying:
-Low Disk Space: This computer has only 0 bytes disk space remaining
-Sorry Ubuntu has experienced an internal error
 ExecutablePath: /lib/systemd/systemd-journald
 ProblemType: CRASH ....

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #5

What is now the output of the commands

sudo fdisk -l
df -h | grep '^/dev'

RsBrt (rosabriata) said : #6

This is what I get

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ df -h | grep '^/dev'
/dev/sr0 1.5G 15G 0 100% /cdrom
/dev/loop0 1.4G 1.4G 0 100% /roofs
/dev/sdb1 3.8G 2.1G 1.7G 57% /ubuntu/2874-7FFA
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #7

It seems that you make some wrong selections when trying to install the operating system.

What do you want to do?
If you want to install Ubuntu as the only operating system, then you should select "use whole disk for Ubuntu" during the installation process. Only if you have specific requirements, then you need to do manual partitioning.

You have not provided the output of the command

sudo fdisk -l

RsBrt (rosabriata) said : #8

I want to install Ubuntu as the only operating system. I only put the Ubuntu dvd in the floppy disk drive and booted but could not install Ubuntu because the machine's firmware starts in UEFI mode but it seems that there are already operating systems installed using the BIOS compatibility mode...
I don't know how to select "use whole disk for Ubuntu" during the installation process.

This is the output of the command sudo fdisk -l

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l
Disk /dev/ram0: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sectpr soze (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes

Disk /dev/ram1: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sectpr soze (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes

Disk /dev/ram2: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sectpr soze (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes

Disk /dev/ram3: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sectpr soze (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes

Disk /dev/ram4: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sectpr soze (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes

Disk /dev/ram5: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sectpr soze (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes

Disk /dev/ram6: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sectpr soze (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes

Disk /dev/ram7: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sectpr soze (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes

Disk /dev/ram8: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sectpr soze (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes

Disk /dev/ram9: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sectpr soze (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes

Disk /dev/ram10: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sectpr soze (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes

Disk /dev/ram11: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sectpr soze (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes

Disk /dev/ram12: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sectpr soze (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes

Disk /dev/ram13: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sectpr soze (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes

Disk /dev/ram14: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sectpr soze (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes

Disk /dev/ram15: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sectpr soze (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes

Disk /dev/loop0: 1.4 GiB, 1459982336 bytes, 2851528 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sectpr soze (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 512 bytes

Disk /dev/sda: 1.8 TiB, 2000398934016 bytes, 3907029168 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sectpr soze (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disk label type: gpt
Disk identifier: 9186B7C2-31B9-434F-B0C6-80A8E4502E77

Device Start End Sectors Size Type
/dev/sda1 2048 1050623 1048576 512M Microsoft basic data
/dev/sda2 1050624 3840088063 389037440 1.8T Linux filesystem
/dev/sda3 3840088064 3907028991 66940928 31.9G Linux swap

E & OE because I have to copy on a piece of paper what I see on the new PC and write it on the text editor of an old PC.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #9

See https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/tutorial-install-ubuntu-desktop and https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI for instructions how to boot the installer, and for remarks about UEFI.

RsBrt (rosabriata) said : #10

My mother's manual specifies 0S Support for Win10 64-bit. Asus website says that there are mothers who have support for Linux. According to the list, mine just supports Fedora 26, OpenSUSE 42.3, RedHat 7.4, but as regards to Ubuntu it says N/A.
https://dlcdnimgs.asus.com/websites/global/aboutASUS/OS/Linux-Status-report_20180705.pdf

I registered my mother and asked for technical support: I cannot install Ubuntu version 16.04 or 18.04. How can I select the options of UEFI BIOS to install my preferred operating system? I hate Win and all I wish is to continue using Linux Ubuntu. Help me please!

Thanks to everyone and best regards.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #11

Enabling and disabling of UEFI / Legacy mode etc. is done in the BIOS setup dialogue.
You can enter BIOY setup mode by rebooting the computer and pressing a certain key quite early during the boot process. For most of the ASUS motherboards it is the DEL key (but you usually should see some notice on the welcome screen with the ASUS logo that tells which key to press).

RsBrt (rosabriata) said : #12

I tried to install Ubuntu 18.04 according to these options:
Bios: Boot > Fast Boot Disabled
Secure Boot: OS Type > Other OS
Key Management: Clear Secure Boot Keys

I got these error messages:
* Installation failed: The installer encountered an unrecoverable error. A desktop session will now be run so that you may investigate the problem or try installing again

* Problem in Ubiquity: Installer crashed: the problem cannot be reported. Your home partition has less than 0.0 MB of free space available, which leads to problems using applications and installing updates. Please free some space.
Why 0.0 MB free space when I have a new WD Blue PC Hard Drive 2TB SATA 6.0 Gb/s?

* PCIe Bus Error: severity=Corrected, Type=Physical Layer, id=....(Receiver ID)

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #13

Which partition did you select for your home partition?

I am suspecting that you try installing on the DVD which cannot work.

RsBrt (rosabriata) said : #14

I use an usb3.0 disk flash
BIOS Boot: Fast Boot Disabled
Secure Boot: OS Type Other OS
Key Management: Clear Secure Boot Keys
Enabled CSM to select (Legacy and Uefi), ignoring the others

I tried Ubuntu 18.04 without installing
Opened GParted
Device: Create Partition Table
Created 4 primary gpt partitions:
# 1 Fat32, 1Gb
# 2 ext4 root, 250Gb
# 3 ext4 home, 550Gb
# 4 swap, 32Gb
Next: unallocated or free space (hard drive 2TB)

Then tried to install changing and formatting the partitions, assigning mount points:
/dev/sda1 Fat32, to ext4, /boot
/dev/sda2 ext4, to ext4, /
/dev/sda3 ext4, to ext4, /home
/dev/sda4 swap

Installer always crashes. Problem in Ubiquity: "Your home partition has less than 0.0Mb of free space availabe, which leads to problems using applications and installing updates. Please free some space."
The machine freezes and I cannot logout. I must turn off cutting the electric power.

I have already contacted the technical service for help. since the mother is under warranty.

Thanks & regards :)

RsBrt (rosabriata) said : #15

This is the answer I got from the technical service:

Dear ASUS customer
Good morning, I apologize for the situation presented by your product. In order to provide a solution I comment the following:
That error is documented by Ubuntu (WHERE ???), since the Operating System error is not part of the Asus support, please consult with Linux.

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