I see the following error while trying run the command shown below. I read somewhere that my /boot partition is low on disk space. How can I increase the size of the /boot partition so I can install more software? I have a 500GB hard disk, so there is enough space to play with.
sudo apt-get install libdvdread4 gzip: stdout: No space left on device E: mkinitramfs failure cpio 141 gzip 1 update-initramfs: failed for /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-33-generic with 1. run-parts: /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools exited with return code 1 Failed to process /etc/kernel/postinst.d at /var/lib/dpkg/info/linux-image-3.2.0-33-generic.postinst line 1010. dpkg: error processing linux-image-3.2.0-33-generic (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2 dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-image-server: linux-image-server depends on linux-image-3.2.0-33-generic; however: Package linux-image-3.2.0-33-generic is not configured yet. dpkg: error processing linux-image-server (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-server: linux-server depends on linux-image-server (= 22.214.171.124.36); however: Package linux-image-server is not configured yet. dpkg: error processing linux-server (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a previous failure. No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a previous failure. Errors were encountered while processing: linux-image-3.2.0-33-generic linux-image-server linux-server N: Ignoring file 'michael-gruz-canon-precise.list.1' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has an invalid filename extension N: Ignoring file 'michael-gruz-canon-precise.list.1' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has an invalid filename extension
Listed below is the output of
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/ubuntu-root 712660664 104095912 572363692 16% / udev 3964792 4 3964788 1% /dev tmpfs 1591012 1064 1589948 1% /run none 5120 0 5120 0% /run/lock none 3977528 684 3976844 1% /run/shm /dev/sda1 233191 219821 929 100% /boot
Here is Solutions:
We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first solution because it is tested & true solution that will 100% work for you.
You have a separate partition for
/boot that is only around 227MB in size. This partition is full.
The reason Ubuntu has given you a separate parition for /boot seems to be that you are using LVM and/or "full" disk encryption on the rest of the drive.
/boot directory contains all of your kernel images, so the likely cause of this issue is that you have too many previous kernels installed. Ubuntu issues kernel updates which bump the version number in the package name fairly frequently even for long term stable versions, so over time if you keep the system up to date, the
/boot directory will grow.
You should be able to list your installed kernels with
aptitude search ~ilinux-image
(Note that this will probably return packages that aren’t kernels, too).
There is usually no need for more than two kernels to be installed – the one currently in use and the previous known working kernel (as a fallback). So you can start removing the older ones, one by one, like this:
sudo apt-get autoremove linux-image-3.2.0-23-generic
Make sure you substitute "3.2.0-23-generic" with the actual kernel version you want to remove! Also, don’t remove packages such as
linux-image-generic. You have to be really careful not to remove the currently running kernel or you won’t be able to boot (Ubuntu may or may not warn you about doing this).
You can find your currently running kernel with:
I actually wanted to comment to neon_overload,
but the askubuntu prevents me from doing it..
I followed the process but now the package:
linux-image-generic does not appear after I run:
aptitude search ~ilinux-image
and now I don’t know how to continue – I’m running on 3.14 kenel:
$ uname -a Linux ***** 3.13.1-031301-generic #201401291035 SMP Wed Jan 29 15:37:43 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Now I do not know if I need to install the
linux-image-generic that I can find in synaptic package manager – 3.2 or install look for the
linux-image-generic with the 3.13 version
I have solved the problem by –
- installing using synaptic package manager:
followed the regular procedure to install a new kernel – used
dpkg -ion the 3 files:
Now I have the
linux-image in my output of:
aptitude search ~ilinux-image.
Now let’s try to boot with fingers crossed.
Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂