11.10 Upgrade & Disk Space

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  1. NormanN

    NormanN Registered Member

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    Question #3 for the day :D

    I upgraded to 11.10 and after the reboot, I got a message saying low disk space. I set up the OS using some values I found as recommended: /boot is on an external drive, /swap is 5 Gigs, and /root is 5 Gigs. /user is the remaining 50 Gigs (I think I have those terms correct). I researched something about needing to get rid of .deb files from the upgrade. How do I do this? The original 11.04 install was fine, no alerts for disk space. I run an encrypted LVM for everything, so I'm trying to avoid a fresh install type scenario.

    Thanks,

    NN
     
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    You can:
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    $ sudo apt-get autoclean
    Since most of what you do will live in the home folder, like Documents, Downloads, Pictures, etc., you could just copy that data to a CD. Then download a fresh copy of 11.10 and reinstall as you like. Apparently some think that upgrading creates some issues, either bloat or file issues. :shrugs:
     
  3. NormanN

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    Autoclean seemed to do the trick, thanks.

    NN
     
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