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!
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
you can free space by removing old kernel images.
Take care not to remove your present kernel