Some early adopters who ordered Dell Inspiron Mini 9 netbooks with Ubuntu Linux and solid state disks larger than 4GB may have noticed that only 4GB of storage was available. No, Dell didn’t try to shortchange you by shipping a 4GB disk instead of the 8GB or 16GB model you ordered. Rather, the company used the same disk image for all of its Linux Inspiron Minis, and that means the SSD is partitioned wrong.
Last week I pointed out that you could fix this by reinstalling Ubuntu from the system restore DVD or by repartitioning the disk yourself. But now Dell has released a fix that should be a bit more foolproof, and shouldn’t result in any data loss.
Basically, all you need to do is download a system update, reboot your system and you should notice more free space on your computer.