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I have my computer on a dual-boot linux/winXP with a partitioned hard drive for each. Recently my linux ran out of memory and cannot update. I tried sudo apt-get clean and that worked for a while but not any more. I tried using the windows program to change the partitions up but the linux one was locked for some reason. I read something about using a live cd to try and repartition it but I really don't want to do that. I have an external HDD and wanted to know if I could somehow just extend the folder somehow or something? Thanks!

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Extending root partition to an external drive is not a good idea as this drive may not be ready at boot or become inaccessible in other ways (e.g. by unplugging).

If you run out of disk space in addition to

sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get autoclean
sudo apt-get autoremove

you can free space by removing old kernel images.

Take care not to remove your present kernel

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Thanks! I probably have like 20 kernels, but have never spent the time to figure out how to get rid of them... –  Mr_CryptoPrime Feb 16 '11 at 1:22

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