Thanks for taking an interest in this....
There should be heaps of space, its a new 230gb hdd. the whole ubuntu is fresh install on a new hdd.
i followed the steps in the "Perfect Server" walkthrough which used the default partitioning.
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 230G 1.2G 217G 1% /
varrun 252M 256K 252M 1% /var/run
varlock 252M 0 252M 0% /var/lock
udev 252M 44K 252M 1% /dev
devshm 252M 0 252M 0% /dev/shm