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I'm in the process of running the 12.04 upgrade (Kubuntu). My root partition is a bit small, but I cleared as much as I could after the upgrade told me it needed more space.

During "Installing the upgrades" it was doing something with 'nvidia_current' and ran out of space writing /lib/modules/3.2.0-24-generic/updates/dkms/nvidia_current.ko

I have cleared some more space by deleting old logs, but the upgrade process sits there adding more dots to a long line. There is about 180MB free now, which seems to be going down slowly.

Will it ever continue or will a reboot continue the upgrade?

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No restart needed my friend , just continue with Upgrade . If it still giving space issue then restart will make it clear :) –  AgentCool May 20 '12 at 17:41
    
Not sure how I continue the upgrade. It just keeps adding ... in the log –  steevc May 20 '12 at 19:25
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It didn't look like it was going to do anything further, so I restarted. The new kernel didn't boot, so I went back to the old one. Various stuff was broken, including network.

Tried running

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade 

and that said to run

sudo dpkg --configure -a

That seemed to finish off the set-up and I now have a working system again. Still need to test a few things, but generally looking good.

Since then I've moved /var to a different partition to avoid this issue in future as detailed on How can I store /var on a separate partition?

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cool , Actually update-manager can resume your upgrade and terminal way also can resume . glad to hear that you out of that issue . :) –  AgentCool May 21 '12 at 1:58
    
No, often a partial upgrade will break the system EXACTLY as @steevc described and has to be fixed up manually. –  izx May 21 '12 at 3:17
    
Did that finish the upgrade...or did it give you back your working pre-upgrade version of the system? (lsb_release -r is usually an accurate way to find out what release version you're running.) –  Eliah Kagan May 29 '12 at 18:00
    
@Eliah, it finished the 12.04 upgrade –  steevc May 29 '12 at 18:31

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