View Full Version : [ubuntu] not enough free disk space??

August 22nd, 2009, 10:51 PM
I am trying to install updates through the update manager but it says "the upgrade needs a total of 392 M on '/' please free an addition 334 M on '/'" I have 117 GB free space drive which is showing in file browser can I somehow use the space on that for updates?

August 22nd, 2009, 10:52 PM
Go to Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal and enter

df -h
What is the output of that command?

August 22nd, 2009, 10:59 PM
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda5 2.3G 2.2G 49M 98% /
tmpfs 470M 0 470M 0% /lib/init/rw
varrun 470M 108K 470M 1% /var/run
varlock 470M 0 470M 0% /var/lock
udev 470M 148K 470M 1% /dev
tmpfs 470M 340K 469M 1% /dev/shm
lrm 470M 2.4M 467M 1% /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile
/dev/sda2 110G 28G 83G 25% /media/disk
/dev/sda1 100M 25M 76M 25% /media/System Reserved

August 22nd, 2009, 11:03 PM
Looks like you recently installed Ubuntu and ended up with the infamous 2.3GB system partition. I've written two guides on this situation. The first explains what went wrong and how to reinstall it.

The second is how to expand the / partition by taking space from the Windows partition, although the procedure would be the same for a non-windows primary partition as well.

HOWTO: 2.5 GB System Partition - What Went Wrong? (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=7658271#post7658271)

Expanding an Ubuntu System Partition (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1219270)

In your case, if it isn't a windows partition, you will need to take some space from either sda1 or sda2. Taking it from the partition adjacent to sda5 will be easier as far as partition management is concerned if you want to do it that way.

August 22nd, 2009, 11:10 PM
thank you