I'm trying different distros from their live discs until I decide which I want to install. LMDE was looking great until I tried the update manager. I did the following:
- Upgraded mintupdate-debian from 1.0.3 to 1.0.4 - no problems, update manager presented me with 420 recommended updates, totaling 415MB.
- Looked at "Update Pack info"; changed both debian addresses in /etc/apt/sources.list to debian.linuxmint.com/latest/....
- Refreshed update manager; was presented with 423 recommended updates, totaling 429MB. "Update Pack info" says "Your system is pointing to the 'Linux Mint Debian Latest' repository".
- Clicked "Install updates"; was presented with a "This upgrade will trigger additional changes" box (4 packages removed; 54 packages installed).
- Clicked "OK". Update manager immediately closed. The shield in the lower right corner was empty for a moment, then regained its blue i.
- Opened update manager again, and attempted to install (all updates, then various smaller combinations), with the same results.
- Went to terminal, ran "sudo apt-get update" and "sudo apt-get upgrade". After much readying to replace and unpacking, it aborted with many "No space left on device" errors. The end of the terminal window read: "No space left on device" "E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)"
- A low disk space box appeared. Clicking for details, it said that my disk size is 1.1GB, with 0 bytes available.
This occurred on two different computers (1TB, 4GB RAM; and 250GB, 1GB RAM) and with both the 32-bit and 64-bit DVDs.
Is this just a large installation not getting along with the Live DVD session (i.e., something that won't be a problem at all if I install LMDE), is there something I (computer intermediate, Linux n00b) can do to fix this, or do I need to settle for another distribution that I like less?
Oil City, PA, USA