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In a blogpost Jono explained a nice way to test the latest version of Natty. Under point four he proposes:

Step 4: Update

Although you installed the latest daily you should ensure it is up to date, and you can do this with:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Now, I followed all the steps and am actually writing this question from a session running on a 4GB USB stick. When trying to update the installation though (I just tried to do that using the Update Manager), it always fails because I do not have enough disc space remaining.

How can I get Ubuntu to update properly on my USB stick?

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Exact duplicate of… . – João Pinto Jan 16 '11 at 19:26
How is this an exact duplicate? I am having different problems. If I understand the second answer correctly then my fault is that I did not reserve enough space using the slider. But then that could be posted here and might help other users straight forwardly as well. – Ingo Jan 17 '11 at 10:37
It gets even funnier, I now used the slider and moved it all the way to the right and it turns out exactly the same problem will occur - with 3GB space. Maybe it is a bug? – Ingo Jan 17 '11 at 18:32
hi ! i got the same problem here . ubuntu 10.10 on usb stick everything fine BUT update always says . "do not have enough disc space remaining" it says i have free 469mb or so but i have a 8GB usb stick :((((( any idea . thanks ubuntu rules :) – user9866 Jan 29 '11 at 23:06
i got it for my usb stick . I install ubuntu new and now like ingo gerth used the slider and moved it all the way to the right. and it works . but the install of ubuntu needs now over 15min. and the update about 2hours :) . – user9896 Jan 30 '11 at 17:05