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Thread: Upgrade From 42.1 to 42.2 Run Out Of Root Partition Space

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    Default Upgrade From 42.1 to 42.2 Run Out Of Root Partition Space

    I had openSUSE Leap 42.1 (64-bit) installed and decided to move to v. 42.2. So I booted up my PC with the install DVD and chose the "Upgrade" path from the bootup menu.

    Everything was going fine till before it reached the 90% finished mark. At that time, I started getting popup windows informing me that such-and-such program could not be installed because the partition was running out of space. My choices were to Skip, Retry, or Abort.
    I tried skipping a few programs but came to the conclusion that too many were being skipped and so I aborted the whole upgrade because I feared that 42.2 would be crippled.

    I ended up doing a fresh install of v. 42.2 (only for /; I kept /home as it was), and everything went fine.

    My question: How large does the root partition have to be in order to be able to select the "Upgrade" option? My root partition is 20 GB, of which only 6 GB was being used by 42.1. (My only other partition is /home)

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    Default Re: Upgrade From 42.1 to 42.2 Run Out Of Root Partition Space

    BTRFS??? If so then snapshots can take up space that does not show for normal commands and 20 gig is not very much recommended size is 40 gig

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    Default Re: Upgrade From 42.1 to 42.2 Run Out Of Root Partition Space

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    BTRFS??? If so then snapshots can take up space that does not show for normal commands and 20 gig is not very much recommended size is 40 gig
    Yessir, BTRFS filesystem!
    Can I just grab GParted Live and make my partition bigger, or what?

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    Default Re: Upgrade From 42.1 to 42.2 Run Out Of Root Partition Space

    Do you have space to expand it into? Show fdisk -l But in any case it is always a risk to mess with partition. You normally have to move and maybe resize other partition to give the expansion space. You should not do it on a whim.

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    Default Re: Upgrade From 42.1 to 42.2 Run Out Of Root Partition Space

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    Do you have space to expand it into? Show fdisk -l But in any case it is always a risk to mess with partition. You normally have to move and maybe resize other partition to give the expansion space. You should not do it on a whim.
    Yes, I do have plenty of free space but I've decided to follow your advice and let things be as they are.
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Upgrade From 42.1 to 42.2 Run Out Of Root Partition Space

    The space must be at the end of the partition in question. Just having free space is not enough it has to be adjacent to the end of the partition. If not you must move other partition so there is free space at the end of the partition to resize. So yes it is tricky and not a push the button kind of thing you must plan it out carefully and there is always the chance you do something wrong

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