View Full Version : [ubuntu] update USB flash disk?

May 9th, 2009, 05:36 PM
I installed ubuntu 9.04 onto a USB flash drive using System->Administration->USB Startup Disk Creator. Works nicely.

Alas, I would also like to run the updater on it. unfortunately, when I do this, I am informed that I only have 64MB or so, and need about 100MB. (I also want to install a few packages and software, such as skype.)

could someone please point me to the recommended way of doing this?



May 9th, 2009, 05:39 PM
If it is full, it is full.

So if your installation does need 100Mb and you don't have it, you really cannot get it on the disk.

Now if you are sure you have that much room on the disk, we could look again.

May 10th, 2009, 01:12 AM
well, its a 4GB flash stick, so I am pretty sure that there is another gig at least available. I think it is more about how the free space is calculated in the overlay fs.


May 10th, 2009, 06:47 PM
Could you please post the output of

df -h
It could be a partitioning problem, where your root partition (/) does not have enough room.