I have a HD prtition information problem.
First bear in mind that as a long time ms-win user, I am saturated with the "Windows Explorer" and its listing of partitions, dirs, sub-dirs and files. Now that I am into linux, I find that there is little in common with the ms-win system, and now I am completely confused.
I partitioned my HD into three partitions, Sda1, Sda2, Sda3. I thought I was setting up so I would have the VL OS on Sda1, and all added programs on Sda2. This way I would not lose programs and data if I screwed up my OS; something that frequently happens with ms-win.
I have an 80GB HD; and I followed recommended sizes to isolate the OS on Sda1 and progams and date on Sda2.
Sda1 = 6GB
Sda2 = 68GB+
Sda3 + 2GB (swap)
I like games so, I downloaded the following. Wine, Cedega, installer for "Cal of Duty, GOY" and "Cal of Duty. UO". I then Installed "CoD GOY" , played the game and it was great, but when I tried to install "CoD UO", I got the error mesg "not enough room". Much to my consternation, Sda1, which I thought would be just VL OS, jumped from approx 3GB used to close to 5.5GB used. I didn't notice any increase in Sda2.
So why did everything I installed go on Sda1 instead of Sda2 where my /home partitions is located. I still have 68.068GB free space on Sda2, and obviously I would like all the non OS data, programs, and games on Sda2. I know there is a way to move all this info, but first I need to find it all, and then know how to move it. Last but not least, How do control the location to where something is installed?
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