Not enaough space following instructions at

I just got a new BeagleBone Black wireless.
I’m not (yet) using an external SSD card.

After connecting the WiFi interface, I carefully followed the instructions at

In section “Update distribution components”, when executing

sudo apt upgrade

I get


The following packages will be upgraded:
[… 24 lines of package names …]
179 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded.
Need to get 376 MB of archives.
After this operation, 158 MB of additional disk space will be used.
E: You don’t have enough free space in /var/cache/apt/archives/.

Indeed, there’s little space remaining in the internal eMMC:

debian@beaglebone:~$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
udev 216M 0 216M 0% /dev
tmpfs 49M 5.4M 44M 12% /run
/dev/mmcblk1p1 3.4G 3.0G 268M 92% /
tmpfs 243M 0 243M 0% /dev/shm
tmpfs 5.0M 4.0K 5.0M 1% /run/lock
tmpfs 243M 0 243M 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
tmpfs 49M 0 49M 0% /run/user/1000

So, following the advice in "This documentation is very new and your feedback is requested", here’s my feedback.

Is there any way to make some additional room in the eMMC filesystem?

Thank you.

I think the emmc is only 4GB… So you either use bigger SD card or you can flash emmc with a 2GB image


in /opt/scripts/tools/, make sure you have wifi enabled via connmanctl or whatever way you get wifi working, use the command “git pull” and then the script to run is

sudo ./ should do it. But like the other fellow stated, use the SD Card w/ more space or use a smaller image.