View Full Version : [ubuntu] Hardy->Intrepid Free Disk Space Problem

October 31st, 2008, 11:44 PM
I'm trying to upgrade from Ubuntu 8.04 to 8.10. During the upgrade process, I'm getting an error about free space:

The upgrade needs a total of 502M free space on disk '/'. Please free an additional 40.5M of disk space on '/'.

"df" shows that I have 440M available on / currently. What can I do to free up more space? I already emptied by trash and ran "apt-get clean".

/, /home, /var, and /tmp are all on separate partitions on my HDD. The other three have plenty of free-space. Can I somehow extend the / partition?


November 1st, 2008, 03:43 AM
Unless you have free space on the disk somewhere to copy / to, or unless you are using LVM, you are kinda SOL I think. I would be interested to see you post the results of du -sk /*. That'll give a printout of each root directory and what's in it. apt-get clean won't help you if /var is a separate partition. If /tmp is a separate partition, then you may actually have something in the "real" /tmp and something is taking up space there.


November 1st, 2008, 04:55 AM
You could use this:
to resize the partition(s)