I recently installed Lubuntu 16.04 on a laptop, removing everything (it had a few partition issues) and re-creating disk partitions from scratch. However, the system is not able to install any new software or package, because it says it has:

No free space. The upgrade needs a total of 1.221 M free space on disk
'/'. Please free at least an additional 1.150 M of disk space on '/'.
Empty your trash and remove temporary packages of former installations
using 'sudo apt-get clean

I install Ubuntu many times but I never had this issue. The laptop should have around 900Gb of free memory on the partition. Any idea why this might be happening?


Jacopo Cerri

  • Please post output of df -h to your question. – Pilot6 Feb 12 at 15:19
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    Please edit your original question above and copy and paste the new information such as the output of df -h. Then format the pasted output as code using the { } icon above the question edit window. – user68186 Feb 12 at 15:22
  • U can delete the old kernel and other un necessary packages. If problem still persist kindly say it in comment – A Umar Mukthar Feb 12 at 15:32
  • I already tried to remove old packages with 'sudo-apt get clean' and nothing changes. However, it is pointless, as the laptop should have been completely re-partitioned. There is only Lubuntu on it. – user8780 Feb 12 at 15:43
  • I might try to remove the old kernel, but I do not know whether there would be one. Before the laptop had Windows10. I was thinking about an issue with memory partitioning, but I cannot really understand where the problem might be. – user8780 Feb 12 at 16:17

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