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What are the advantages and disadvantages of mounting various directories on separate partitions?

While installing Ubuntu with the "something else" option, I found out that there are many folders that can be mounted on separate partitions, as you can see in the image below. So what are the ...
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3answers
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“The volume boot has only 0 bytes disk space remaining”

After a recent update, I'm getting an alert saying: The volume boot has only 0 bytes disk space remaining But my computer has plenty of HD space free. Does anyone know how I resolve this. (If its ...
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0answers
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Not enough freespace to update? [duplicate]

I have a 500gb hd and happen to be using less than 1%. The message I am getting while trying to update is: Not enough free disk space. The upgrade needs a total of 91.4 M free space on disk '/boot'...
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1answer
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Tried to upgrade my 14.04 and it has all gone horribly wrong

I have been aware of the new releases of Ubuntu for some time, but never felt a need to upgrade from 14.04 until today when I wanted to try the latest KDEnlive release but couldn't get it to update ...
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2answers
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What is it, and do I have to increase the allocated space for /dev/sda1?

I'm pretty new in managing space in Ubuntu. I attached the screenshot of system monitor from my PC. What does /dev/sda1 is related to ? I see the space alloted to it by default is very less. Is ...
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7answers
95k views

Not enough free disk space when upgrading

I'm getting an error in software updater when I try and do my daily updates. it says: The upgrade needs a total of 25.3 M free space on disk `/boot`. Please free at least an additional 25.3 M of disk ...
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0answers
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apt-get gives disk space error but I have plenty of disk space [duplicate]

After a few hours of trying to install a desktop environment, I simply do not understand what I'm doing wrong. After I run sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade, I get this error: Do you want ...
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0answers
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Not enough free space on /boot to upgrade 14.04 - already cleared kernels, what else is here? [duplicate]

When software tries to update, I get a message that there's not enough disk space on /boot. I've got rid of old kernels and emptied trash, but there still isn't enough space. According to gparted, the ...
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0answers
58 views

Can not upgrade from 15.10 to 16,04 LTS

I understand I can not upgrade from a beta test version to an LTS if I do not install each update. I can not update my 15.10 because 15.10 does not delete the old kernel when it installs the new one. ...
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1answer
76 views

How to delete a specific kernel?

I have installed a wrong version of the kernel. I want delete it because it is also visible from the grub advanced option.
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2answers
859 views

whenever i use sudo apt-get remove/install, reply is Error

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and whenever I use: sudo apt-get remove sudo apt-get install it replies: cp: failed to extend `/boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-47-generic.dpkg-bak': No space left on device ...
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2answers
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“No space left on device” when installing packages, yet I have space left

Whether through update manager, or through terminal, I error out. When I try sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade: Fetched 1,024 kB in 20s (51.0 kB/s) Reading package lists... Done ...
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0answers
179 views

No space left on device, but there is . Messed up plasma

I installed baloo4 yesterday in an attempt to fix my dolphin search. I shouldn't have done that! When I rebooted, plasma basically doesn't start up properly. Desktop background is black, can't use ...
3
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1answer
41 views

Which old kernel related files can I safely delete?

I frequently run into the issue described in Not enough free disk space when upgrading, because the boot partition created by the Ubuntu installation is too small. When cleaning up as described in the ...
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1answer
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kubuntu 15.10 - Each time I try to install something I get the same dependency errors but the package seems to install OK

I get the following every time I try to install anything. It always seems to install OK but I'd rather not get the errors, what am I supposed to do to fix this? All I'd like to know really is where to ...

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