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software updater(solved)
« on: October 04, 2014, 03:00:05 am »
i have been trying to update software and i get this The upgrade needs a total of 82.2 M free space on disk '/boot'. Please free at least an additional 58.7 M of disk space on '/boot'. Empty your trash and remove temporary packages of former installations using 'sudo apt-get clean'.
did what it asked but still getting the same message any ideas
« Last Edit: October 05, 2014, 10:12:08 am by steve2474 »

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Re: software updater
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2014, 04:22:23 am »
Try clearing your web browser cache.

Also try running:
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sudo apt-get autoremoveand letting it remove any orphaned dependencies
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Re: software updater
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2014, 11:00:56 am »
Here's how I clean out my closet...  8)

I start by manually removing cruft -- podcasts -- browser cache(s) -- old kernels -- blah, blah, blah.

Then I update the file database.  This will initially take a while.  Subsequent running will be much faster:

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sudo updatedbThen I get rid of the usual suspects:

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sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get autoclean
sudo apt-get autoremove
For 'good measure' I update the db again:

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sudo updatedbThen I nuke ALL THINGS 'trash', including 'trash' in 'root'.  This takes a while and error messages are normal:

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sudo find / -type d -name '*Trash*' -exec rm -fr {} \;
I do a final update on the db:

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sudo updatedbThen restart/reboot
« Last Edit: October 04, 2014, 11:14:28 am by VinDSL »

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Re: software updater
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2014, 03:04:19 am »
tryed all of these still comes up with same message

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Re: software updater
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2014, 05:13:14 am »
Have you got a separate /boot partition ?

What's the output from:
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ls -l /bootand
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sudo fdisk -land
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df -h
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Re: software updater
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2014, 06:17:55 am »
stephen@stephen-27-1110ea ~ $ ls -l /boot
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Re: software updater
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2014, 06:20:20 am »
stephen@stephen-27-1110ea ~ $ sudo fdisk -l
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Re: software updater
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2014, 07:29:00 am »
OK, were going to remove all the old kernels and support packages ... first run:
uname -a
and make sure it says you're running the 3.13.0-35-generic kernel .. if it does, run this long command:
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sudo apt-get remove --purge linux-image-3.13.0-32-generic linux-headers-3.13.0-32 linux-headers-3.13.0-32-generic linux-image-extra-3.13.0-32-generic linux-image-3.13.0-33-generic linux-headers-3.13.0-33 linux-headers-3.13.0-33-generic linux-image-extra-3.13.0-33-generic linux-image-3.13.0-34-generic linux-headers-3.13.0-34 linux-headers-3.13.0-34-generic linux-image-extra-3.13.0-34-genericIf it errors, post the error back here.
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Re: software updater
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2014, 10:11:38 am »
that worked great thanks very much :)

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Re: software updater(solved)
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2014, 10:49:52 am »
No problem .. thanks for marking the topic solved :)
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