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April 17th, 2014, 01:46 AM
so i boot up ubuntu for the first time ever i wached some youtube videos that said to go to update manager to update software so i did that but when i press install updates a messege comes up saying this Not enough free disk space

The upgrade needs a total of 608 M free space on disk '/'. Please free at least an additional 469 M of disk space on '/'. Empty your trash and remove temporary packages of former installations using 'sudo apt-get clean'. so i thought that all i have to do is go into windows operating system and uninstall some things in there but i did just that and then came back to ubuntu and it still says the same thing I NEED HELP PLEASE

April 17th, 2014, 02:05 AM
Deleting stuff from Windows probably won't be of much help with the amount of space available on your Ubuntu partition.

First of all, this might sound obvious, but have you emptied Ubuntu's trash yet?

Another thing to keep in mind is that temporary files are generally deleted when you reboot Ubuntu: sometimes this can help.

April 17th, 2014, 02:22 AM
i did restart like 5 times how do you empty trash i am a newbe PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!

April 17th, 2014, 02:31 AM
Open a terminal in Ubuntu and type in lowercase (DF -A)

df -a

then paste back what it shows you here please.

April 17th, 2014, 02:32 AM
and one more thing when i try to download any thing from the ubuntu software center it says Package operation failed The installation or removal of a software package failed.

PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

April 17th, 2014, 02:36 AM
it says command not found

April 17th, 2014, 02:37 AM



April 17th, 2014, 02:39 AM
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/loop0 2721217 2706577 14640 100% /
proc 0 0 0 - /proc
sysfs 0 0 0 - /sys
none 0 0 0 - /sys/fs/fuse/connections
none 0 0 0 - /sys/kernel/debug
none 0 0 0 - /sys/kernel/security
udev 1526216 4 1526212 1% /dev
devpts 0 0 0 - /dev/pts
tmpfs 614316 864 613452 1% /run
none 5120 0 5120 0% /run/lock
none 1535788 376 1535412 1% /run/shm
/dev/sda1 78148160 57853308 20294852 75% /host
gvfs-fuse-daemon 0 0 0 - /home/lordlundi/.gvfs
lordlundi@ubuntu:~$ `

April 17th, 2014, 02:47 AM
Wubi install and 2.7 gig for the OS ........ am surprised it runs ........ its full already .....
not sure what you will be able to free up there ........ needs someone to answer this
that uses wubi

/dev/loop0 2721217 2706577 14640 100% /

That must be the minimum you can get it running in ........

Yet you have 20 gig free space on sda1 ........ not sure how you can get as much as 600 meg back .... but you may
Try looking at the link below ( there is some useful information there I think ) - until someone comes along that uses wubi


April 17th, 2014, 03:02 AM
what do i do about the ubuntu software center it wont let me download anything???????

April 17th, 2014, 03:22 AM
I have a feeling that you need to increase the size of the area you are working in but with not ever using a wubi install

all I can do is point you to links to go read ........ this may be the thing you need to do here .........


But read through it carefully .........

As I said previously .... needs someone who uses wubi to give you some sound advice ...... but from what I see
that install has run out of space because it needed to be much larger to start with ....... the above link
seems to give information on increasing it .......

But it says to make a backup if you do try this way ........

The software centre will probably only start working again if you can free some space up ........ but how much you need
is not clear ......

Try these commands first

( maybe they will get you enough to get the software centre working -

but dont download anything else till you make plenty of room - possibly with the link I gave above - but check it out with others that use wubi

( I am surprised it did not warn you at 1 gig ...... the system used to say you are running low on disk space )

sudo apt-get autoremove

sudo apt-get autoclean