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Old 10-08-2011, 06:29 PM   #1
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Not enough disk space


Can anyone tell me why I get an error message saying there's not enough disk space when I try to install updates. I,m running Ubuntu 10.4.

How can i fix fix this
 
Old 10-08-2011, 06:31 PM   #2
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Can anyone tell me why I get an error message saying there's not enough disk space when I try to install updates. I,m running Ubuntu 10.4.

How can i fix fix this
May be this is because you don't have enough disk space to install the updates.
Please post the output of
Code:
df -h
 
Old 10-09-2011, 05:21 AM   #3
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May be this is because you don't have enough disk space to install the updates.
Please post the output of
Code:
df -h
Well in previous version I could open a terminal and run this command. Now I wouldn't have a clue on how to open a terminal
 
Old 10-09-2011, 05:33 AM   #4
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Can you log in from Recovery Mode (I assume Ubuntu gives you that in the grub menu) and try the command from the virtual terminal?
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Old 10-09-2011, 05:34 AM   #5
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ctrl + alt + F2 should get you a terminal,
same + Fx, im not sure which ubuntu uses, but it will be 1-8,
should get you a terminal in the event you cant find it on your DE's menu, or the DE has crashed
 
Old 10-09-2011, 05:39 AM   #6
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Which desktop manager is running on your system? If GNOME you can also press Alt+F2 and type gnome-terminal.
 
Old 10-11-2011, 03:36 AM   #7
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May be this is because you don't have enough disk space to install the updates.
Please post the output of
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df -h
user1@ubuntu:~$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/md1 455G 89G 344G 21% /
none 4.0G 708K 3.9G 1% /dev
none 4.0G 2.7M 4.0G 1% /dev/shm
none 4.0G 320K 4.0G 1% /var/run
none 4.0G 0 4.0G 0% /var/lock
/dev/md0 89M 66M 19M 79% /boot
 
Old 10-11-2011, 03:49 AM   #8
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You have a low disk space into the /boot partition where new kernels are installed. You may try to install the updates excluding the kernel package. If it works, you need to make room to install the new kernel by removing the older (and unused) ones. Take a look, here (last paragraph: How to Remove unwanted Kernels from your system).
 
Old 10-11-2011, 03:50 AM   #9
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I would assume that it's because you only have 19M left on /boot, I got that message when my / partition was full.
 
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