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  1. #61
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    Re: Lubuntu won`t load, not enough hard drive space

    Really? But all seems fine now. I deleted BleachBit with Synaptic, and I`m going to remove some of the music. Do you think something else is wrong?

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    Re: Lubuntu won`t load, not enough hard drive space

    Okay, I took some music off, and deleted a couple of other programs. It`s now down to 85% full. I guess I`m going to have to get an external hard drive, as even pared down there is still about 30G of music files. Those FLAC files add up! There seems to be some other stuff I could remove, but I`m a little gun shy now...some games and things that came bundled with Lubuntu...

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    Re: Lubuntu won`t load, not enough hard drive space

    Klunker; Yeah I do think.

    99% device usage is not even a good thing, I say again, we need to get that usage down to less than 85% to insure that the system has the overhead to operate in.

    Whatever it takes
    give the system some breathing room.
    THE current(cy) in Documentation:
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    Happy ubutu'n !

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    Re: Lubuntu won`t load, not enough hard drive space

    Klunker; OK, looking better at 85 % !

    What ya might consider is to expand your system with another hard drive. Hard drives (rotating type) have gotten very cheap !
    Put all your music and media on that other hard drive ?

    hey
    it is a good thought
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    Happy ubutu'n !

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    Re: Lubuntu won`t load, not enough hard drive space

    Klunker; It's me Ethel (lol),

    As we are getting ready to do some final cleanup, now is the better time to see what the kernel situation is, and maybe gain a lot of space there !
    show us:
    Code:
    dpkg -l | grep linux-image
    A normal user only needs to keep 2 kernels, The one presently booting, and 1 other as a backup.

    And next will do the final system cleanup routine.

    keep whittling away
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    Happy ubutu'n !

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    Re: Lubuntu won`t load, not enough hard drive space

    Oh. Something tells me you ain`t gonna` like this...




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    Re: Lubuntu won`t load, not enough hard drive space

    Klunker; Hey !

    Do I look surprised ?

    OK, given the tools we have to work with, this will have to be done the slow methodical way.
    Going to take you some small amount of time;
    We MUST not remove the kernel you are booting with, to see which one do:
    Code:
    uname -r
    Hold that version number in mind on wrote on back of your eyelids. DO not mess with it !
    And ya want to keep the next lower version numbered kernel as a backup.

    OK going to start removing all those old un-needed kernels (images and headers), As you have synaptic installed, that will be the easiest and fastest way :

    Go to Synaptic Package Manager select status on the left-lower pane and select installed on the left-upper pane and search for linux-image.
    select the ones you want deleted. listed in the right-upperpane.
    and mark for complete removal.
    Click the Apply button in the toolbar and then Apply in the summary window that pops up.

    In addition to linux-image, also remove old versions of linux-headers and linux-restricted-modules (if you have them).

    Back in terminal when the above is all done, recheck ( as think that "linux-image-extra" will also have to be removed).
    Code:
    dpkg -l | grep linux-*
    to see what else is left to deal with.

    Now all done removing images, headers, extras and maybe restricted-modules, Close Synaptic Package Manager.

    Update the booting system !
    Code:
    sudo update-grub
    Wipe off, take a break and we will do the next little steps in clean up.

    it ain't nothing but a thing
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    Happy ubutu'n !

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    Re: Lubuntu won`t load, not enough hard drive space

    Before taking the complicated approach I suggest
    Code:
    sudo apt-get autoremove
    .
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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    Re: Lubuntu won`t load, not enough hard drive space

    I see much has happened when I was in Morpheus arms

    I agree, both with Bashing-om and with, wait, need to copy/paste , Mörgæs. After the autoremove we can see whether there still are unnecessary linux-image files, and remove all except for the two most recent ones. Giving us some space.

    I read the first post of Klunker, in which he said that he was running Bleachbit when his hard disk became full and his problem started. So from the start it appears that Bleachbit is the culprit. Now Klunker has removed Bleachbit from within Synaptic, one would think it can't do any harm anymore, but: how did Klunker install Bleachbit: from source, or from the repositories. And can a program installed from source be removed in Synaptic? I guess Bleachbit still is present on the computer and needs to be removed.

    Topsiho

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    Re: Lubuntu won`t load, not enough hard drive space

    In the original post Klunker said:

    "Yesterday, I tried to update and got a "Not enough hard drive space" message. So, I ran Bleachbit think I might be able to find some space, but while program was running, computer totally locks up."

    So this hard disk was already quite full before he started Bleachbit, rightfully thinking that he might get some space back doing so, but the opposite happened.
    Now, I can't understand how he could free space so that only 10% was in use (90% free!!) , after removing all the suspect files and their directory in /root. Before running Bleachbit there already was not enough drive space. See post #52.

    I think additionally space must be recovered by moving a large amount of music files to an external USB drive. If that old Pentium has USB ports , and otherwise maybe to DVD-roms.

    Topsiho
    Last edited by Topsiho; March 3rd, 2014 at 10:23 AM.

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