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Clean up Ubuntu with Ubuntu Tweak

I was trying to do an update in Ubuntu and got a message that said I didn’t have enough free space on disk /boot.  I started messing with command line stuff but thankfully I found Ubuntu Tweak which did it all in a few safe-feeling clicks.

Why Ubuntu-Tweak is not in the Ubuntu Software Center is a mystery that I would like solved too. Or why it’s not installed somewhere in the ‘system’ part of the main OS install as a tool…  but that’s for another rainy day.

The exact message I got looked like this:

The upgrade needs a total of ____ M free space on disk `/boot`. Please free at least an additional ____ M of disk space on `/boot`. Empty your trash and remove temporary packages of former installations using `sudo apt-get clean`

Like many others online, I tried the last suggested command line to no avail.

Thankfully I found this tutorial (read it if you want to see lots of options that are harder and some that don’t work) wherein I found this posted solution from a user.  And thanks to you “Kasiya”! Here is a copy and paste of the commands since you need a couple to allow it to install the software on the system:


You can install Ubuntu-Tweak.To install follow the following steps:

Open the terminal. Add the required repository with the command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa

Update the software list with the command:

sudo apt-get update

Finally, install Ubuntu Teak with the command:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

After that, open dash and type “ubuntu tweak”.


And then go to janitor tab and select Apps , Personal and System check boxes and click clean button at bottom right.


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