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asked 2015-10-23 12:14:02 -0500

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I've finally gotten the hardware on my desktop working, and tried using fedora-upgrade to move from F19 to 20. (Fedup never works properly on this box and reinstall is not an option.) After working out several different conflicts, it seemed to be working when I went to bed last night.

Alas, it failed because it ran out of room on /. Bleachbit as root didn't clean out enough working space, and I can't even use yum to back out because there's no room for it to work. I also seem to have several new groups, Scientific, Electronics and so on installed, but for obvious reasons can't uninstall them. How do I clean up?

Before you suggest a reinstall, this computer doesn't have a working DVD drive and can't boot from USB; as I said above, reinstall is not an option.

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Have you tried to remove old kernels using rpm instead of yum?

skytux gravatar imageskytux ( 2015-10-23 12:36:17 -0500 )edit

remove logs, remove all .rpm, yum clean all .... Keep in mind, Fc19 and fc20 are beyond end of life.

bodhi.zazen gravatar imagebodhi.zazen ( 2015-10-23 12:49:30 -0500 )edit

Bleachbit cleans out logs and stuff, and my old kernels are on /boot, a different partition. Yes, I know 19 and 20 are EOL, I'm simply going one step at a time to get current.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2015-10-23 13:04:35 -0500 )edit Which question is this a duplicate of? Where can I download the 700 MB ISO. Sorry for commenting here, not sure how to PM.

This one was deleted so that can't be it: gravatar ( 2016-09-04 18:38:23 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-10-23 13:07:00 -0500

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I finally found out what was wrong: somehow, I had a 3.7 GB music collection under /, rather than in my home directory, on a different partition. I moved that, got rid of some of the programs that had gotten installed somehow and now have 5.7 GB freespace on /.

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