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    free up space

    I've been having a lot of trouble getting an update to hardy heron. I get started on updating to 10.04 and partway through it says i don't have enough free space, free up some space and retry. THis is on an old compaq presario with a dual boot of windows ME. I don't care about the Windows. I've been trying to figure out how to increase the size of the Ubuntu partition, but haven't had any success. Now I'd like to see if there is a way to just free up some space and leave the partition as is. I've gone through and removed andy applications that I can, and emptied the trash. I'm installing bleachbit to see if it can find some other things to get rid of. Any suggestions as to other steps I might take to free up some space?
    Thanks for your help.

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    Re: free up space

    Some of this discussion may be of interest.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2032215

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    Re: free up space

    I ran bleachbit, and it did free up some space, but not nearly enough. I'm starting to think that my best bet is to bite the bullet and just start over with a fresh install, or maybe just retire this computer and get something a little faster. I bought an XP machine to replace this one years ago, and just put Ubuntu on it out of curiosity. It works okay, but the machine is 12 years old and pretty slow. I'm not ready to give up the XP because I can't run Quickbooks on Ubuntu.

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    Re: free up space

    If you don't need windows then remove it If you really want to free up space then re-install ubuntu from scratch.. But don't forget to backup /home/ directory . Maybe your harddrive is full due to unused softwares/packages . After the re-install only download packages that you require the most.

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    Yuvraj

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    Re: free up space

    i doubt the latest ubuntu will run on your maschine (can it boot into live session?) but you can give it a try. still i would recomend something lighter such as Lubuntu.

    simply backup files from your /home to another mashcine and then reformat the disk and install.
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    Re: free up space

    Quote Originally Posted by mastablasta View Post
    i doubt the latest ubuntu will run on your maschine (can it boot into live session?) but you can give it a try. still i would recomend something lighter such as Lubuntu.

    simply backup files from your /home to another mashcine and then reformat the disk and install.
    Hi,
    +1 .

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    Smile Re: free up space

    I got frustrated enough with the old computer that I went out and bought a replacement today. It's got Ubuntu 10.4, pentium 4 2.80 Ghz, 80 gig hard drive, and 1 gig ram, so I guess that's one way to solve the problem.

    Thanks for your suggestions, but it just got to where it seemed like more trouble than it was worth.

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    Re: free up space

    Good work....

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