A solution to the problem is given below. Wanted to share my solution to this problem as I see many people are experiencing it with few solutions that actually work, short of formatting and a clean install.
- One solution presented here suggested to expand the file system using:
sudo raspi-config then
Advance Options > Expand Filesystem
- Another user cited this problem suggesting it arose when attempting to update over a poor WIFI connection which resulted in corrupted files. The solution provided to was to updated over a more stable connection.
Unfortunately, these solutions where not applicable to me as I had both a stable internet connection and later discovered that NOOBs handles the
Expand Filesystem function automatically by default.
Provided that you have already enabled SSH and are able to dial into your Raspberry PI, the following approach did solve my problem:
Determine the IP Address of your Raspberry PI so that you can SSH into it. The forum post here shows how to do this on windows using wireshark. This is best done over a local network connection to the Raspberry PI.
Log in using your custom username and password or the default values of
Username: pi and
Password: raspberry if you have not set changed the default settings.
Once you have gained access to your Raspberry PI through a SSH terminal, clean your installation using
sudo apt-get clean. The explanation as to why this works can be found here. In short, the files from previous updates are left on the SD Card and need to be cleared manually.
Once you have cleaned your installation, reboot the Raspberry PI manually or through the command terminal.
This was the only solution that worked for me and now my Raspberry PI is functional again without having to format and re-image. I hope this solution brings all the elements needed for this problem in one place and will everyone a lot of time and frustration.