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Old 06-30-2011, 10:29 AM   #1
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ubunto 9.4 update problem


hi, ive just started using ubunto 9.4 but when i try to update to 11 as it says is available it starts to download it but then tells me there isnt enough disk space for the 1500 0r so mb required...i have 32 gig free space on the c drive...can you held and thanks in advance...dave.
 
Old 06-30-2011, 10:36 AM   #2
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C drive?

Better install ubuntu on a separate partition e.g make a large free space and let the ubuntu installer use all of it.
Also boot from the install cd while installing.
Use the latest Ubuntu 11.04 or the long-term support version 10.04.2
 
Old 06-30-2011, 10:51 AM   #3
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c drive belongs to Windows.

You have to know what linux has available. Open a terminal and give df command, it will display filesystems with available space and mount points. Look at its output or post it.
 
Old 06-30-2011, 10:53 AM   #4
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Since you are "just starting" I recommend you start with a supported release (10.04 or newer).
 
Old 06-30-2011, 02:23 PM   #5
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hi guys and thanks,
ive already installed it on the pc ,can i uninstall it and start again,cant seem to find where it is tho, its running with windows xp on the pc...i use a dongle to get on line so cant afford to do big down loads, cheers.
 
Old 06-30-2011, 02:36 PM   #6
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hi dr-agon
dose this info help
avid@david-laptop:~$ df
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda8 2403420 2258048 23280 99% /
tmpfs 497128 0 497128 0% /lib/init/rw
varrun 497128 108 497020 1% /var/run
varlock 497128 4 497124 1% /var/lock
udev 497128 188 496940 1% /dev
tmpfs 497128 656 496472 1% /dev/shm
lrm 497128 2392 494736 1% /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile
/dev/sdb1 3902056 3661544 240512 94% /media/disk
david@david-laptop:~$
cheers again
 
Old 06-30-2011, 11:40 PM   #7
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Quote:
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Code:
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda8              2403420   2258048     23280  99% /
This is where your system really resides, and you have only 1% free space from 2,4GB given to Ubuntu.

If you do not want huge downloads, why update with "1500 or so mb required" and not download typical distro which fits on 750MB CD?
 
Old 07-01-2011, 12:12 PM   #8
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hi and thanks, i just thought it would be good to up date it but it isnt really that important,i was hoping that and update would solve things like i cant get the dvd writer to play or watch film clips that are off my phone etc or mp3 tunes (will play wav ok)and burning software etc,when i try and play mp3 it says check for available software but always comes up with an error code no matter what i try to get working but there again i am new to this...thanks again...dave.
 
Old 07-01-2011, 04:35 PM   #9
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The following command will install most common codecs including mp3 and DVD playback:

Code:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
Obviously that assumes you are running a supported release (10.04 or newer).
 
Old 07-01-2011, 06:30 PM   #10
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hi snowpine and thanks, i run terminal and it came up with this. still cant play mp3 or dvd, dvd writer wont mount.
david@david-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get update
[sudo] password for david:
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty Release.gpg
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/restricted Translation-en_GB
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security Release.gpg
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/main Translation-en_GB
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Hit http://archive.canonical.com jaunty Release.gpg
Ign http://archive.canonical.com jaunty/partner Translation-en_GB
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Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates Release.gpg
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Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty Release
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Ign http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security Release
Hit http://archive.canonical.com jaunty Release
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Ign http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/main Packages
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Hit http://archive.canonical.com jaunty/partner Packages
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Ign http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/main Packages
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Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/multiverse Sources
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/main Packages
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/restricted Packages
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/restricted Packages
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/main Sources
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Ign http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/universe Sources
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Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/multiverse Packages
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/multiverse Sources
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/main Packages
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/restricted Packages
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/main Sources
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/restricted Sources
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/universe Packages
Err http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/main Packages
404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.167 80]
Err http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/restricted Packages
404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.167 80]
Err http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/main Sources
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404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.167 80]
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Err http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/main Packages
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404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.167 80]
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W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/di...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.167 80]

W: Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/di...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.167 80]

W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/di...source/Sources 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.167 80]

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W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/di...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.167 80]

W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/di...source/Sources 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.167 80]

W: Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...source/Sources 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...source/Sources 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...source/Sources 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/di...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.167 80]

W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/di...source/Sources 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.167 80]

W: Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found

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W: Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...source/Sources 404 Not Found

E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
david@david-laptop:~$
 
Old 07-01-2011, 07:19 PM   #11
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Please re-read my post carefully. You are using an UNSUPPORTED RELEASE. Install a supported release, and then you can easily install all necessary codecs.
 
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I also suggest that you allocate a bit more space. You will run into problems about everytime that you do an update. Give Ubuntu 10GB (if you're not planning to install a lot of software) or more (if it becomes /will be you're main OS).
 
Old 07-02-2011, 05:35 AM   #13
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hi guys and thanks again,
i think the way to go is start again from scratch,is it possible to uninstall this 9.4 or do i have to format the hard drive so i can install a supported linux and if so how do i uninstall this one....thanks.
 
Old 07-02-2011, 05:56 AM   #14
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just reinstall the latest ubuntu 11.04.
why stick to old version?
 
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hi guys and thanks again,
i think the way to go is start again from scratch,is it possible to uninstall this 9.4 or do i have to format the hard drive so i can install a supported linux and if so how do i uninstall this one....thanks.
If you installed 9.04 on its own partition, then use the installer's "manual partition" option to replace 9.04 with the new release (10.04 or 11.04).

(If you used an alternate install method, like WUBI, I don't know the answer.)

Make sure you have backed up all documents (on Linux AND Windows) to an external drive, and that you've extensively test-driven the Live CD of the new release to make sure it recognizes your hardware and meets your needs.
 
  


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