Trying to upgrade from 16.04

Asked by Niel on 2021-04-06

Have limited HDD space. Whenever software upgrade is offered, computer says insufficient space on disk. Using Dell Inspiron 530. Newbie to Linux systems.

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Drew Howden (drewhowden) said : #1

Sounds like you will need to free up some disk space before performing the upgrade.

- Delete any files that you don't need, or move them to an external drive.
- Uninstall any applications that you don't need.
- Use the "sudo apt autoremove" command to remove any unnecessary packages.
- Use a program like BleachBit (available from Ubuntu's official repo), to delete any unnecessary files (e.g. caches, temporary files, etc.).
- If there are items in the trash that you are 100% sure that you no longer need, permanently delete them (or even empty the trash completely).

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #2

For diagnostic purposes please provide the output of the commands (to be executed in a terminal window)

uname -a
lsb_release -crid
df -h

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