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I am unable to upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 because of low disk space in my root / partition. Any help? I already have a 6 GB drive mounted on /. I do not understand why there is a memory issue.

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6GB is fairly small, especially if you have a lot of media files in your /home folder. Check your /home folder for media files and check the '/boot' folder for old, unused kernels. – adempewolff May 28 '12 at 6:52
Memory or Hard Drive space? – Mitch May 28 '12 at 8:34

Your question is not very clear. 6GB is not a particularly large amount of space for a Ubuntu install. It will depend what you already have in other folders. If you could post the result of the below from the terminal (use Ctrl-Alt-T to start it):

df -h

We may be able to help you more.

Also try sudo apt-get autoremove && sudo apt-get clean to remove old/unneeded packages and then run df -h again.


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The new packages are downloaded in /var/cache/apt/archives/, so just create a symbolic link to a different location (another hard drive or partition). This solved the problem for me.

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