Help! I cannot upgrade to New Ubuntu release 12.04.4 LTS
kassube at gmx.net
Mon Apr 28 04:45:59 UTC 2014
Rick Magraw wrote:
> rsm at rsm-laptop:~$ df
> Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
> /dev/sda5 8120500 6868972 842276 90% /
> /dev/sda7 59601088 316532 56280808 1% /home
> > > I have freed up copious amounts of disk space and emptied the
> > > trash
> > > over the past day, but I still get exactly the same error message:
Just a side note: The trash is in your $HOME (no pun intended), not the
root directory. Therefore it makes no difference if you empty the trash.
> > > Not enough free disk space
> > > The upgrade has aborted.
> > > The upgrade needs a total of 3.377 M of free space on disk '/'
> > > Please free at least an additional space of 2.528 M on disk '/'
I don't think there is a chance to clean up that much space. Therefore
it is a bit tricky to make it work. You could mount an external disk
partition to the directory "/var/cache/apt/archives/" before you try the
upgrade again. That directory is where the downloaded packages for the
new release are stored. If you use e.g. an empty 4GB USB stick, I would
format the partition with ext2 for this purpose because I'm not sure if
all filenames of the packages are compatible with FAT32.
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