View Full Version : [SOLVED] Incomplete updates, ran out of space.

February 8th, 2010, 06:05 AM
I only installed Ubuntu with 8GB because this is my first time and I've just been exploring (I didn't know any better but now I do!). But I kept installing the recommended updates/packages and finally one day in the middle of downloading/installing these updates/packages, I ran out of space. The next time I tried to boot Ubuntu, I got a strange log-in screen and a little error message in the upper right-hand corner of the screen saying something about invalid something or other and I needed to reboot.

So here I am running a LiveCD trying to figure out if there's any way I can update my system without doing a full re-install. I've also got Vista on my machine. If I try to install packages on my LiveCD, can I fix it? I need help! Also, if this isn't possible, are all my Ubuntu files lost forever? :(

February 8th, 2010, 06:15 AM
From the Live Desktop go to terminal and run:

sudo fdisk -l

BTW that's a lower case L, post the results here.

February 8th, 2010, 08:00 AM
try apt-get clean on the terminal
this should empty the apt cache and free up some space for you.
ubuntu normally keeps downloaded packages in a cache so this command will clear up some space

hope u succeed

February 8th, 2010, 08:03 AM
oh forgot to mention if your home directory is full you normally wont be able to log in graphically....

ctrl+alt+f2 should take u to command line log in
so there u can log in and do as i prescribed above...

February 9th, 2010, 02:37 AM
Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB
4 heads, 44 sectors/track
Units = Cylinders of 176 * 512 = 90112 bytes
Disk identifier ox97646c29

Device Boot Start End id System
/dev/sda1 1 127973 11261533+ 1c Hidden W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sda2 127973 1515405 122094000 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 1515406 2774983 110842864 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 1515406 2774983 110842842 7 HPFS/NTFS
From the Live Desktop go to terminal and run:

sudo fdisk -lBTW that's a lower case L, post the results here.