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    Not Enought Free Disk Space (13.10)

    Had this problem for the past week or so. Figured it would go away when I went to install 14.04. However, I couldn't do the install of 14.04 becaue of this. I am not a techy type at all, but I have gathered the following information from the screen.

    "Not enough free disk space". I received another message stating that I needed 58.7MB in /boot. I'm assuming the additional space is needed in order to continue.

    Somewhere along the line, I got a message to run "sudo apt-get clean". Ran the command as shown, tried to install 14.04 again, but still no success.

    I then checked properties for /boot and found that I have 270 items 240.9MB.

    Not sure what all of this means, but I have figured that if the /boot space (?) problem isn't solved, I will not be able to install 14.04. Now that I think about it, the last time I ran synaptic, it wouldn't do the install of the updates.

    What do I need to do to move forward? Guessing, that I must first fix 13.10, then install 14.04.

    Thanks in advance, Rich Ramik

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    Re: Not Enought Free Disk Space (13.10)

    Hi richramik

    If you can give us some more information by typing df -a into a terminal

    df -a

    It will give us some information about the disk space you have available at the moment.

    as an example it should return something similar to this below .........

    Code:
    K53SV:~$ df -a
    Filesystem     1K-blocks     Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda12      53783672 36763704  14264864  73% /
    proc                   0        0         0    - /proc
    sysfs                  0        0         0    - /sys
    none                   4        0         4   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
    none                   0        0         0    - /sys/fs/fuse/connections
    none                   0        0         0    - /sys/kernel/debug
    none                   0        0         0    - /sys/kernel/security
    udev             1967348       12   1967336   1% /dev
    devpts                 0        0         0    - /dev/pts
    tmpfs             395620     1212    394408   1% /run
    none                5120        0      5120   0% /run/lock
    none             1978092       84   1978008   1% /run/shm
    none              102400       12    102388   1% /run/user
    none                   0        0         0    - /sys/fs/pstore
    binfmt_misc            0        0         0    - /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc
    systemd                0        0         0    - /sys/fs/cgroup/systemd
    gvfsd-fuse             0        0         0    - /run/user/1000/gvfs
    /dev/sdb1         975552   132928    842624  14% /media/keith/E0FD-1813

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    Re: Not Enought Free Disk Space (13.10)

    richramik; ! Let's look at what is:


    Post back the outputs - between code tags - of terminal commands:
    Code:
    df -h
    df -i
    "df -h" to check "you are out of space" ;
    "df -i" to check that there are 'inodes' available to assign to new files .
    Then ;
    Let's look at where your space hogs are . Yout think /boot, OK ->
    Code:
    cd /
    sudo du -sx * | sort -n
    cd
    If you need to drill down further, use cd to move to a directory of interest then repeat the "du" command.
    The results are in megabytes.

    code tag tutorial:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...8#post12776168

    a tale will be told
    THE current(cy) in Documentation:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PopularPages

    Happy ubutu'n !

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    Re: Not Enought Free Disk Space (13.10)

    To clean boot and other things

    Code:
    sudo apt-get autoremove

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    Re: Not Enought Free Disk Space (13.10)

    richramik;

    +1 ibjsb4' as this is release 13.10 !

    should workie great
    last long time
    THE current(cy) in Documentation:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PopularPages

    Happy ubutu'n !

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    Re: Not Enought Free Disk Space (13.10)

    Sorry for the late response, but I just got home from work.

    I hope I have provided the information you were looking for. I sort of kinda understand what you are trying to see; that is in a galaxy far, far, far, far, far, far - well you get the idea.

    Thanks,
    Rich



    rich@rich-500-164:~$ df -a
    Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root 1914570108 43123196 1774169372 3% /
    proc 0 0 0 - /proc
    sysfs 0 0 0 - /sys
    none 4 0 4 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
    none 0 0 0 - /sys/fs/fuse/connections
    none 0 0 0 - /sys/kernel/debug
    none 0 0 0 - /sys/kernel/security
    none 0 0 0 - /sys/firmware/efi/efivars
    udev 3628516 4 3628512 1% /dev
    devpts 0 0 0 - /dev/pts
    tmpfs 727804 1164 726640 1% /run
    none 5120 0 5120 0% /run/lock
    none 3639000 76 3638924 1% /run/shm
    none 102400 32 102368 1% /run/user
    none 0 0 0 - /sys/fs/pstore
    /dev/sda2 241965 238429 0 100% /boot
    /dev/sda1 497696 3376 494320 1% /boot/efi
    systemd 0 0 0 - /sys/fs/cgroup/systemd
    gvfsd-fuse 0 0 0 - /run/user/1000/gvfs
    rich@rich-500-164:~$

    ================================================== ======

    rich@rich-500-164:~$ df -h
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root 1.8T 42G 1.7T 3% /
    none 4.0K 0 4.0K 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
    udev 3.5G 4.0K 3.5G 1% /dev
    tmpfs 711M 1.2M 710M 1% /run
    none 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock
    none 3.5G 76K 3.5G 1% /run/shm
    none 100M 32K 100M 1% /run/user
    /dev/sda2 237M 233M 0 100% /boot
    /dev/sda1 487M 3.3M 483M 1% /boot/efi


    rich@rich-500-164:~$ df -i
    Filesystem Inodes IUsed IFree IUse% Mounted on
    /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root 121577472 407923 121169549 1% /
    none 909750 2 909748 1% /sys/fs/cgroup
    udev 907129 523 906606 1% /dev
    tmpfs 909750 540 909210 1% /run
    none 909750 4 909746 1% /run/lock
    none 909750 4 909746 1% /run/shm
    none 909750 24 909726 1% /run/user
    /dev/sda2 62496 280 62216 1% /boot
    /dev/sda1 0 0 0 - /boot/efi
    rich@rich-500-164:~$

    ================================================== ======

    rich@rich-500-164:~$ cd /
    rich@rich-500-164:/$ sudo du -sx * | sort -n
    [sudo] password for rich:
    Sorry, try again.
    [sudo] password for rich:
    du: cannot access ‘proc/2795/task/2795/fd/4’: No such file or directory
    du: cannot access ‘proc/2795/task/2795/fdinfo/4’: No such file or directory
    du: cannot access ‘proc/2795/fd/4’: No such file or directory
    du: cannot access ‘proc/2795/fdinfo/4’: No such file or directory
    0 initrd.img
    0 initrd.img.old
    0 proc
    0 sys
    0 vmlinuz
    0 vmlinuz.old
    4 cdrom
    4 dev
    4 lib64
    4 mnt
    4 opt
    4 srv
    8 media
    16 lost+found
    72 tmp
    228 root
    1164 run
    9852 bin
    12180 sbin
    14400 etc
    236379 boot
    479644 var
    1343440 lib
    4000148 usr
    37172008 home
    rich@rich-500-164:/$

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    Re: Not Enought Free Disk Space (13.10)

    /dev/sda2 241965 238429 0 100% /boot

    /dev/sda2 237M 233M 0 100% /boot

    /dev/sda2 62496 280 62216 1% /boot

    236379 boot

    _______________________

    I never use a separate boot partition ..... but it seems some people do - but only assign it a very
    small space ......

    I would look at gparted ...... but I know other people can take you through this from the command
    line .......... so I will leave it for them to talk you through it ............

    probably due to a lot of old kernels ...... but who knows .......... ?

    237 meg for the boot area .... is that enough and how do people decide what to make it
    are there some rules for this ..........

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/89710...-space-in-boot

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    Re: Not Enought Free Disk Space (13.10)

    That /boot partitions was probably created and made too small automatically. The installer creates a /boot partition when you opt for an encrypted hard drive.

    Run
    Code:
    sudo apt-get autoremove
    to get rid of old kernel images. If it complains that it can't, because you have to fix the package manager first, run these two commands
    Code:
    uname -r
    dpkg --list | grep linux-image
    They should give you the presently running kernel and a list of installed kernel packages. Uninstall the kernel packages older than your running kernel with
    Code:
    dpkg -P linux-image-<version>
    You write you can't install 14.04 because of this problem. But you can surely do a clean install, you just can't upgrade. If you do a clean install, keep all files backed up on an external drive. It is possible to keep your home directory during reinstallation, but don't count on it, especially not on encrypted systems.

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    Re: Not Enought Free Disk Space (13.10)

    Impavidus

    Just getting back to the computer after shoulder surgery.

    I ran the comands and no more message about "Not Enough Free Disk Space".

    I've burned a ISO DVD with 14.04.

    Tried inserting the DVD and restarting the system, but I believe it was doing an upgrade. So I stopped the install. Knowing that an upgrade is a no-no, what should I do next?

    Thanks
    Rich Ramik

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