Are all these upgrading issues related to partitionsize?

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Are all these upgrading issues related to partitionsize?

Post by Spinky » Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:41 am

Can someone tell me if all these upgrading problems are related to partitionsize?

+ Running 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' ...
dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, abortion:
could not fill out /var/lib/dpkg/updates/tmp.i: The device is full

+ Running 'sudo apt-get install -fyq' ...
Reading package lists ...
E: Write error - write (28: Device is full)
E: In / out when storing source cache
E: The package list or status file could not be interpreted or opened.

+ An issue was detected during the upgrade, running dist-upgrade in manual mode.

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Re: Are all these upgrading issues related to partitionsize?

Post by RIH » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:23 am

Well, in a way they are as it is saying that the disk is full, so I guess, from that, you could say that the Partition size is too small. :D

What does Disks, or Gparted show you.

If you have a separate / & home partition & the root partition is about 35GB then probably something (timeshift or maybe old kernels) are filling space that should be sufficient..
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Re: Are all these upgrading issues related to partitionsize?

Post by andersbrontosaurush » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:16 am

Thanks. I thought so. The partition is only 12GB. I wish I could post a screenshot but after issuing timeshift the screen is black. However, I will need to resize partition. There is only space in front of, but not behind the partition and gparted refused to resize. Would it work out of I did it without being mounted? From rescue cd for instance?

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Re: Are all these upgrading issues related to partitionsize?

Post by Moem » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:08 am

It probably would. I suggest that you boot the machine into a live Mint system (such as the one on your installation DVD or USB drive), open GParted, and show us a screenshot of what it looks like.
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Re: Are all these upgrading issues related to partitionsize?

Post by andersbrontosaurush » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:02 pm

turned out to be more difficulöt than I thought...
Hope this helps as a start...
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Re: Are all these upgrading issues related to partitionsize?

Post by Moem » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:05 pm

Well, that's useful for sure. Seems to me your / is too small. But since there is a good chunk of unallocated space right next to it, it should be possible to expand that partition to the left.
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Re: Are all these upgrading issues related to partitionsize?

Post by andersbrontosaurush » Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:36 pm

Will try. Not sure how though. Opened a new thread here: viewtopic.php?f=246&t=296926

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Re: Are all these upgrading issues related to partitionsize?

Post by axisofevil » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:31 pm

I'm almost certain that your problems are down to timeshift taking up considerable space on your / partition.
You can check this with

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sudo timeshift --list
This will show something like
~ $ sudo timeshift --list
Device : /dev/sda?
[...]
8 snapshots, 24.3 GB free
If you create a separate partition for timeshift and format it as ext4 then you can use this - its a bit weird putting a backup into / by default isn't it?
Go into the GUI to choose the newly created partition:-Image
Also, you may want to alter the number of backups taken by timeshift:-Image
All sizes, numbers etc are merely suggestions.
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Re: Are all these upgrading issues related to partitionsize?

Post by andersbrontosaurush » Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:34 pm

axisofevil wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:31 pm
I'm almost certain that your problems are down to timeshift taking up considerable space on your / partition.
You can check this with

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sudo timeshift --list
My rootpartition was to small to fit a backup from timeshift from the start so it's actually stored in the homepartition.
I used my oldest backup (4 days old) when I reverted. Could it be possible to run a newer timeshift setpoint from recovery mode?

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