I have an Asus EeePC 901, running Ubuntu 9.10. I’d like to upgrade it to 10.04. I don’t want to reinstall, since I have a bunch of scripts and programs all set up.
However, when I attempt to upgrade using
sudo do-release-upgrade, I get an error asking me to free up another ~600MB on
/ is mounted on
sda0, which is a 4GB SSD. I do not have 600MB worth of deletable stuff on
I’ve emptied my trash, and done
apt-get autoremove and
I do have plenty of space in
/home, mounted on
sda1 (a 16GB SSD).
Is there some way I can tell apt-get to use a different download/temp directory?
Figure out where the temporary directory is, and mount something else (an SD card?) to that directory.
Ok, I think that
do-release-upgrade was serious about needing the space on the root drive.
It also checks for free space in a bunch of other folders, but it actually needed the extra 600MB to be on
/. I guess that was the amount of space the new versions of all my packages would take up.
I managed to clear enough space by removing all my old linux kernels (they don’t automatically get removed!), and it’s downloading the upgrade now.
i have always used
sudo apt-get upgrade