Ubuntu Installation :: Update Manager Error - Not Enough Free Space On Disk
Jun 4, 2011
When I tried to update my ubuntu it gave me the following error:
"The upgrade page needs a total of 19.9M free space on /boot. Please free atleast an additional 3624k of disk space on /boot. Empty your trash and remove temporary packages of former installations using sudo apt-get clean."
Why the packages require free space on /boot. How to empty trash. How to remove temporary packages of former installations using sudo apt-get clean.
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I am a beginner to Ubuntu & Linux. Some months back I installed ubuntu on a somewhat aged & slowed down acer laptop running win XP. Finally I tried running ubuntu a couple days ago & it's been pretty smooth, until this from update manager: Not enough free disk space
The upgrade needs a total of 615M free space on disk '/'. Please free at least an additional 296M of disk space on '/'. Empty your trash and remove temporary packages of former installations using 'sudo apt-get clean'. I guess I don't have to install these "important security updates", but it's probably best I do & learn how to use the file browser, terminal (Applications - Accessories - really, it's a little hidden), other important parts of ubuntu.
For downloading I have an external drive connected with 760 GB free - more than enough space for anything. I can also move files to this disk - do I maybe need to reboot into win xp to move files? I have no idea how to know which ubuntu files to remove for space - proc folder seems to have enough room, but should I just move it to the external drive? I can't seem to access the rest of the hard Drive where I could simply move a 4GB movie.
when i tried to update my ubuntu it gave me the following error: "The upgrade page needs a total of 19.9M free space on /boot. please free atleast an additional 3624k of disk space on /boot. Empty your trash and remove temporary packages of former installations using sudo apt-get clean"
please help me to fix this error. why the packages require free space on /boot. how to empty trash how to remove temporary packages of former installations using sudo apt-get clean"
I have recently upgraded to 10.04 alpha2. I have an external ntfs hard drive that I use for media storage. In Jaunty, I had this drive mounted with ntfs-3g and could read and write to it from my Windows laptop.
Now, I have mounted this drive in 10.04 and have rw access to it from within the machine itself i.e. I can move files around from the console etc... but when I try to write something to the share from my windows laptop, I get the following error:
Cannot copy [filename]: There is not enough free disk space. Delete one or more files to free disk space and then try again.
Here is df showing I have enough disk space. Also, I can copy the same file to my home directory which is also shared and them mv it through the console to the storage ntfs drive with no problem.
Code: /dev/sdc1 488384000 416883568 71500432 86% /media/storage Here is a copy of my smb.conf file. Code: [global] ## Browsing/Identification ### # Change this to the workgroup/NT-domain name your Samba server will part of workgroup = HOME # server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu)
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I had Vista on my laptop and then started dual booting with windows.downloaded ubuntu today and installed but just not feeling it. i have looked in add remove programs but its not there. can someone point me in the right direction. How do i remove ubuntu including the grub screen and free the space up on the hard disk because i'm missing 25gb.
I got a new computer (core i7, 6gb ram, 500gb hdd).I first installed Windows 7, because I remembered how Fedora 9 created a dual-boot screen nicely, while if I installed XP on a system with Fedora 9 it would just take over the boot and boot to XP.Anyway, so Windows 7 is installed, and I got the Fedora 11 DVD install.I partitioned the hdd as thus (on win7 installation): 93gb windows system, 300gb media partition, 90gb unformatted.When I boot the installation and select the "use free space" I get an error that there isn't enough free space on the disks to create the layout.I also tried to create a custom layout, but after a few errors I gave up on that what should I do to get Fedora 11 installed?
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Not enough free disk space
The upgrade needs a total of 173M free space on disk '/'. Please free at least an additional 63.1M of disk space on '/'. Empty your trash and remove temporary packages of former installations using 'sudo apt-get clean'. Emptying trash and using sudo apt-get clean did not help.
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[root@linux root]# fdisk -l Disk /dev/hda: 40.0 GB, 40020664320 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4865 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/hda1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux /dev/hda2 1276 4864 28828642+ f Win95 Ext'd (LBA) /dev/hda3 14 395 3068415 83 Linux /dev/hda4 396 526 1052257+ 82 Linux swap /dev/hda5 1276 3187 15358108+ 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/hda6 3188 3249 497983+ 8e Linux LVM /dev/hda7 3250 3311 497983+ 8e Linux LVM
Here /dev/hda5 taken of How much capacity for NTFS (need space in MB).
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Below you'll see that my home server is currently maxed with something hidden.I noticed that my machine was maxed so i ran a du on / to see where the issue was happening. I freed up 6gbs so far and ~ciaranw keeps eating up any free disk space. But when i look to see what in the folder could be doing this, i get nothing back that accounts for the currently 19gbs thereI've been a long time user of forums but never found the need to actually post seeing as my problem was usually covered, this problem has stumped my googling prowess
[root@mordothebabyeater home]# df / Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00
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