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Problems with my linux-headers in a Ubuntu 13.10 upgrade.
It says:

E: / var/cache/apt/archives/linux-headers-3.11.0-15_3.11.0-15.25_all.deb: unable to create `/ usr/src/linux-headers-3.11.0-15/arch/powerpc / kernel / Makefile.dpkg-new '(while processing `./usr/src/linux-headers-3.11.0-15/arch/powerpc/kernel/Makefile'): Device with no free space 
E: / var/cache/apt/archives/linux-headers-3.11.0-15-generic_3.11.0-15.25_i386.deb: unable to create `/ usr/src/linux-headers-3.11.0-15-generic / include / config / dm / multipath / ql.h.dpkg-new '(while processing `./usr/src/linux-headers-3.11.0-15-generic/include/config/dm/multipath/ql.h '): Device with no free space

But I have a / with 18 Gb of space...

During the this happened:

  ( Reading database ... 244 922 files and directories currently installed . )
     Preparing to replace linux -image - 3.11.0 -15- generic 3.11.0-15.25 ( using ... / linux - image- 3.11.0 -15- generic_3.11.0 - 15.25_i386.deb ) ...
    Done .
    The unpack replacement linux - image- 3.11.0 -15- generic ...
    Examining / etc / kernel / postrm.d .
    run- parts: executing / etc / kernel / postrm.d / initramfs -tools 3.11.0 -15- generic / boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-15-generic
    run- parts: executing / etc / kernel / postrm.d / zz - update- grub 3.11.0 -15- generic / boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-15-generic
    Preparing to replace linux - headers -3.11.0-15 3.11.0-15.25 ( using ... / linux - headers - 3.11.0 - 15_3.11.0 - 15.25_all.deb ) ...
    The unpack replacement linux - headers - 3.11.0 -15 ...
    dpkg : error processar / var/cache/apt/archives/linux-headers-3.11.0-15_3.11.0-15.25_all.deb ( - unpack ) :
     No. managed to create ` / usr/src/linux-headers-3.11.0-15/arch/powerpc/kernel/Makefile.dpkg-new ' ( ` wile processing ./usr/src/linux-headers-3.11.0-15 / arch / powerpc / kernel / Makefile ' ) : No free space on device
    No apports paper written for MaxReports was reached
                                                                   dpkg - deb : error : the necklace was killed subprocess hair signal ( Channel interrupted )
    Preparing to replace linux - headers - 3.11.0 -15- generic 3.11.0-15.25 ( using ... / linux - headers - 3.11.0 -15- generic_3.11.0 - 15.25_i386.deb ) ...
    The unpack replacement linux - headers - 3.11.0 -15- generic ...
    dpkg : error processing / var/cache/apt/archives/linux-headers-3.11.0-15-generic_3.11.0-15.25_i386.deb ( - unpack ) :
     No. managed to create ` / usr/src/linux-headers-3.11.0-15-generic/include/config/dm/multipath/ql.h.dpkg-new ' ( enquanto processava ` . / usr / src / linux - headers -3.11.0-15-generic/include/config/dm/multipath/ql.h ' ) : No free space on device
    No apports paper written for MaxReports was reached
                                                                   dpkg - deb : error : the necklace was killed subprocess hair signal ( Channel interrupted )
    Preparing to replace linux -image - extra- 3.11.0 -15- generic 3.11.0-15.25 ( using ... / linux - image- extra- 3.11.0 -15- generic_3.11.0 - 15.25_i386.deb ) ...
    The unpack replacement linux - image- extra- 3.11.0 -15- generic ...
    Examining / etc / kernel / postrm.d .
    run- parts: executing / etc / kernel / postrm.d / initramfs -tools 3.11.0 -15- generic / boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-15-generic
    run- parts: executing / etc / kernel / postrm.d / zz - update- grub 3.11.0 -15- generic / boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-15-generic
    Foramen found errors while processing :
     / var/cache/apt/archives/linux-headers-3.11.0-15_3.11.0-15.25_all.deb
     / var/cache/apt/archives/linux-headers-3.11.0-15-generic_3.11.0-15.25_i386.deb
    W : He waited for dpkg - assert - multi- arch but wasn't wool - dpkgGo (10 : No. exist processes SON )
    E: Sub - process / usr / bin / dpkg returned an error code ( 1)
    The package failed to install . Trying to recover :
    Installing linux - image- 3.11.0 -15- generic ( 3.11.0-15.25 ) ...
    Running depmod .
    update- initramfs : deferring update ( hook will be called Later )
    Not updating initrd symbolic links since we are Being updated / reinstalled
    ( 3.11.0-15.25 WAS configured last , according to dpkg )
    Not updating image symbolic links since we are Being updated / reinstalled
    ( 3.11.0-15.25 WAS configured last , according to dpkg )
    Examining / etc / kernel / postinst.d .
    run- parts: executing / etc / kernel / postinst.d / apt self- removal - 3.11.0 -15- generic / boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-15-generic
    run- parts: executing / etc / kernel / postinst.d / initramfs -tools 3.11.0 -15- generic / boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-15-generic
    update- initramfs : Generating / boot/initrd.img-3.11.0-15-generic
    run- parts: executing / etc / kernel / postinst.d / pm - utils 3.11.0 -15- generic / boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-15-generic
    run- parts: executing / etc / kernel / postinst.d / update- notifier 3.11.0 -15- generic / boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-15-generic
    run- parts: executing / etc / kernel / postinst.d / zz - update- grub 3.11.0 -15- generic / boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-15-generic
    Generating grub.cfg ...
    Found linux image : / boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-17-generic
    Found initrd image : / boot/initrd.img-3.11.0-17-generic
    Found linux image : / boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-15-generic
    Found initrd image : / boot/initrd.img-3.11.0-15-generic
    Found memtest86 + image : / memtest86 + . Bin
    done
    Installing linux - image- extra- 3.11.0 -15- generic ( 3.11.0-15.25 ) ...
    Running depmod .
    update- initramfs : deferring update ( hook will be called Later )
    Not updating initrd symbolic links since we are Being updated / reinstalled
    ( 3.11.0-15.25 WAS configured last , according to dpkg )
    Not updating image symbolic links since we are Being updated / reinstalled
    ( 3.11.0-15.25 WAS configured last , according to dpkg )
    Examining / etc / kernel / postinst.d .
    run- parts: executing / etc / kernel / postinst.d / apt self- removal - 3.11.0 -15- generic / boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-15-generic
    run- parts: executing / etc / kernel / postinst.d / initramfs -tools 3.11.0 -15- generic / boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-15-generic
    update- initramfs : Generating / boot/initrd.img-3.11.0-15-generic
    run- parts: executing / etc / kernel / postinst.d / pm - utils 3.11.0 -15- generic / boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-15-generic
    run- parts: executing / etc / kernel / postinst.d / update- notifier 3.11.0 -15- generic / boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-15-generic
    run- parts: executing / etc / kernel / postinst.d / zz - update- grub 3.11.0 -15- generic / boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-15-generic
    Generating grub.cfg ...
    Found linux image : / boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-17-generic
    Found initrd image : / boot/initrd.img-3.11.0-17-generic
    Found linux image : / boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-15-generic
    Found initrd image : / boot/initrd.img-3.11.0-15-generic
    Found memtest86 + image : / memtest86 + . Bin
    done

I've uninstalled 3.11.0-15 and installed 3.11.0-17 with Synaptic. After this, I've done the folowing.

~$ df -h
File Sist.      Size  Ocup Free Use% Mouted in
/dev/sda6        19G  6,1G   12G  35% /
none            4,0K     0  4,0K   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
udev            3,9G  4,0K  3,9G   1% /dev
tmpfs           801M  1,2M  799M   1% /run
none            5,0M     0  5,0M   0% /run/lock
none            4,0G  216K  4,0G   1% /run/shm
none            100M   32K  100M   1% /run/user
/dev/sda1       270M   34M  218M  14% /boot
/dev/sda7       550G  497G   26G  96% /home  

and

~$ df -hi
File Sist.     Inodes IOcup IFree UseI% Mounted in
/dev/sda6        1,2M  1,2M   27K   98% /
none             197K     2  197K    1% /sys/fs/cgroup
udev             193K   501  192K    1% /dev
tmpfs            197K   529  197K    1% /run
none             197K     3  197K    1% /run/lock
none             197K     8  197K    1% /run/shm
none             197K    23  197K    1% /run/user
/dev/sda1         72K   265   72K    1% /boot
/dev/sda7         35M  619K   35M    2% /home  

After the kernel install, my Nautilus doesn't empty the trash, it crashes, and Dropbox, every time I boot my computer, it ask me for root previleges (ask for root password) and doesn't shows on tray.

Thanks!

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It shows your /usr partition doesn't had enough space.So you have to increase it. –  Avinash Raj Feb 22 at 4:36
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Maybe run sudo apt-get autoremove first? I use that to get rid of older kernels and to free up space. Have you tried that? You can also run sudo apt-get autoclean or even sudo apt-get clean to free up space. Have you done that already? –  DK Bose Feb 22 at 6:01
    
I have a / with 11Gb in a 18 Gb Space patition. More space?! Ubuntu gives a limitation of space for /usr in my 18 Gb's? I uninstalled 3.11.0-15 with Synaptic and installed 3.11.0-17. Lets see what occours. Thank you both for the comments! –  Pedro Sardinha U94410 Feb 22 at 8:43

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"Device with no free space"

In ext filesystem this can mean that you don't have space in bytes but also you don't have space in inodes. Linux kernel have a lot of small files so you probably hit inode limit of your partition.

Type df -h to see size limit.

Type df -hi to see inode (file number) limit.

As far as i know, you can only set/increase inode limit when formating. http://serverfault.com/questions/111857/linux-help-im-running-out-of-inodes

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I managed the problem moving some files to an external drive, deleting them from the PC and emptying the trash with the terminal.

sudo rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash/*

The use reduced from 98% to 72%.

I don't know if it realy helps, but later I'll move all documents (/home/username/all-of-this) to an external drive and move it back again. Maybe my torrent downloads had break files into pieces.

Thanks to all!

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