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November 20th, 2018, 08:16 PM
I have Ubuntu 16.04 and wanted to upgrade to 18.04.
Whatever the method (sudo do-release-upgrade or graphic interface), I end up with a message about insufficient space on disk, which is not the case, as I have now 70 Go of space - I have a double-boot installation Windows 10/Ubuntu 16.04, a i7 processor and 1 TB harddisk.
The upgrade has aborted. The upgrade needs a total of 5'345 M free
space on disk '/var/cache/apt/archives'. Please free at least an
additional 1'050 M of disk space on '/var/cache/apt/archives'.

Any idea of the reason for this strange message and how to solve the problem?

November 20th, 2018, 08:32 PM
Can you please post the output of
df -h ?

Dennis N
November 20th, 2018, 08:33 PM
Is /var on a separate partition? That might explain it. I've gotten the message several times when space on / is low so it's not unusual. Just create more space by removing some files, or adding to the available space by expanding the partition (or LV) if it can be done.