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gsalzberg 10-10-2009 12:16 AM

I cannot update manager of Ubuntu 9.04
 
I'M using Ubuntu 9.04 and I can not update manager because I have enough space. I tried to clean my trash can but still I have not enough spasce. Pls. Help
Thanks

smeezekitty 10-10-2009 12:18 AM

how about in english?

Wim Sturkenboom 10-10-2009 12:23 AM

You probably made your root partition too small. Please post the output of sudo fdisk -l (that is a lowercase L at the end) and df -h; both commands must be run from a terminal.

~sHyLoCk~ 10-10-2009 12:30 AM

I think you can create a separate /var partition and add to fstab. However I am not really sure if this will wok. Can someone confirm this?

jmc1987 10-10-2009 12:33 AM

How did you partition your disk.

Did you do like
/root
/usr/
/home

If so depending on how long you have ubuntu install your /var/log/ can be really full. But it takes awhile to do that. But yes run this copy and paste for help

Code:

sudo fdisk -l  (shows your partitions)
sudo df -h    (shows how much you have used)


UncaBee 10-25-2009 11:22 PM

update issue
 
Hi,
I am also having this same issue. Have found several sites that are recommending sudo apt-get clean, dumping tmp files, etc. None of these things are working, for me or for anyone else apparently.

I installed Ubuntu 9.04 of an brand new 500GB hard drive yesterday and let the partition configurator on the install disc decide what partitions it wanted to make. From what I can tell, it created a system partition of 2.3GB and proceeded to fill it with the base installation of 2.2GB of system.

Message: Not enough free disk space
The upgrade needs a total of 483M free space on disk '/'. Please free at least an additional 438M of disk space on '/'. Empty your trash and remove temporary packages of former installations using 'sudo apt-get clean'.

So after one day I'm getting the unable to update message and my system drive is full. Even tho there is 450+ GB on a partition right next to it.

Is there a way to increase the size of the partition now, without having to start over? Why didn't it partition at least 4GB, since that is what is recommended?

I appreciate any thoughts on this,
UncaBee

Wim Sturkenboom 10-26-2009 01:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UncaBee (Post 3732415)
...I installed Ubuntu 9.04 of an brand new 500GB hard drive yesterday and let the partition configurator on the install disc decide what partitions it wanted to make. From what I can tell, it created a system partition of 2.3GB and proceeded to fill it with the base installation of 2.2GB of system.
...
...
Why didn't it partition at least 4GB, since that is what is recommended?
...

Although you could not know, that was your mistake. The default partitioning scheme in Ubuntu is totally braindead. I suggest you re-install and allocate around 20GB for the root partition, create a swap of about 2x your memory with a max of 1 or 2GB (if it's a laptop, allocate 2x your memory) and allocate the rest for your home partition.

Alternative is to download gparted liveCD, burn it and use that to resize.

UncaBee 10-26-2009 07:53 PM

That's what I was afraid of. At least it's only a couple days, I haven't had a chance to collect much data yet.

Thanks for clearing that up, Wim.

UncaBee

UncaBee 10-26-2009 11:50 PM

Yes, that did it. 30GB for system, just in case. I found a couple of good tutorials on proper partitioning. That was a big help.

All seems well now.

Thanks again!


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