Ubuntu – I am getting frequently low disk space message

12.04

I am frequently getting low disk space error and attached screen displayed.

Let me know what to do.

Best Answer

  • To delete downloaded packages (.deb) already installed (and no longer needed)

    sudo apt-get clean
    

    To remove all stored archives in your cache for packages that can not be downloaded anymore (thus packages that are no longer in the repository or that have a newer version in the repository).

    sudo apt-get autoclean
    

    To remove unnecessary packages (After uninstalling an app there could be packages you don't need anymore)

    sudo apt-get autoremove
    

    To delete old kernel versions

    sudo apt-get remove --purge linux-image-X.X.XX-XX-generic
    

    If you don't know which kernel version to remove

    dpkg --get-selections | grep linux-image
    
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