View Full Version : [ubuntu] Upgrade 10.04 to 10.10 fails with an incorrect low-diskspace message

September 21st, 2011, 08:47 PM
I used the Upgrade Manager to upgrade 10.04 to 10.10. This fails on a diskspace error. See image attached. But I have plenty of free diskspace.

What do I need to do to upgrade?

See df report on diskspace and mount output below:

$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sdb1 9.2G 8.0G 729M 92% /
none 997M 284K 997M 1% /dev
none 1001M 2.3M 999M 1% /dev/shm
none 1001M 348K 1001M 1% /var/run
none 1001M 0 1001M 0% /var/lock
none 1001M 0 1001M 0% /lib/init/rw
/dev/sdb3 132G 92G 34G 74% /home

Here is the meaning of sdb1 and sdb3.

$ mount |grep sdb
/dev/sdb1 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
/dev/sdb3 on /home type ext4 (rw,user_xattr)

September 21st, 2011, 09:43 PM
As far as i see, you don't have 1.8GiB free on root-partition (sdb1) as requested by the install-routine.
I'm using now about 16 GB for '/' and it's nearly used up by kubuntu 10.04