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Thread: XBMCbuntu - on kernel update run into "no space left on device"

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    XBMCbuntu - on kernel update run into "no space left on device"

    On XBMCbuntu (which is Lubuntu + XBMC) on routine updates suddenly run into kernel configuration problems. Ended up with the message suggesting to run "dpkg --configure -a". This now always fails with following output:
    Code:
    victor@XBMC:~$ sudo dpkg --configure -a
    [sudo] password for victor: 
    Setting up linux-image-3.5.0-34-generic (3.5.0-34.55) ...
    Running depmod.
    update-initramfs: deferring update (hook will be called later)
    The link /initrd.img is a dangling linkto /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-34-generic
    Examining /etc/kernel/postinst.d.
    run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/dkms 3.5.0-34-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-34-generic
    run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools 3.5.0-34-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-34-generic
    update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-34-generic
    cp: cannot create regular file `/tmp/mkinitramfs_BzOKvb//lib/firmware/radeon/TURKS_me.bin': No space left on device
    cp: cannot create regular file `/tmp/mkinitramfs_BzOKvb//lib/firmware/radeon/TURKS_pfp.bin': No space left on device
    cp: cannot create regular file `/tmp/mkinitramfs_BzOKvb//lib/firmware/radeon/BTC_rlc.bin': No space left on device
    ....
    many similar lines below, and eventually...
    
    cp: cannot create regular file `/tmp/mkinitramfs_BzOKvb//sbin/mount.fuse': No space left on device
    E: /usr/share/initramfs-tools/hooks/fuse failed with return 1.
    update-initramfs: failed for /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-34-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-3.5.0-34-generic.postinst line 1010.
    dpkg: error processing linux-image-3.5.0-34-generic (--configure):
     subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-image-generic:
     linux-image-generic depends on linux-image-3.5.0-34-generic; however:
      Package linux-image-3.5.0-34-generic is not configured yet.
    
    dpkg: error processing linux-image-generic (--configure):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    Setting up linux-headers-3.5.0-34 (3.5.0-34.55) ...
    dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting:
     unable to create `/var/lib/dpkg/updates/tmp.i': No space left on device
    Free space check gives:
    Code:
     df -m
    Filesystem     1M-blocks   Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda3           5686   4548       850  85% /
    udev                 993      1       993   1% /dev
    tmpfs                402      1       401   1% /run
    none                   5      0         5   0% /run/lock
    none                1004      0      1004   0% /run/shm
    none                 100      0       100   0% /run/user
    /dev/sdb1        1907726 320159   1587568  17% /media/ntfs
    /dev/sda1         227167   9384    206243   5% /home
    other disk space checks return matching 850MB, which must be pretty much enough for updates.

    What I have noticed the lines like:
    cp: cannot create regular file `/tmp/mkinitramfs_BzOKvb//lib/firmware/radeon/BTC_rlc.bin': No space left on device
    have double slashes(?)

    What to do next?
    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
    Last edited by VictorR; June 21st, 2013 at 11:29 PM. Reason: added extra info

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    Re: XBMCbuntu - on kernel update run into "no space left on device"

    i agree with you, 850MB should be plenty of space, but if you really have no other ideas, i would get more disk space.

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    Re: XBMCbuntu - on kernel update run into "no space left on device"

    I just wonder, if there is anything I could delete and start update process all over again. Currently neither apt-get nor dpkg work, referring to each other as the source of problem. fsck did not reveal any problems. And I don't believe that 850 MB of free space after all packages were dowloaded (about 60 MB) is really "no space left". There is something elese is broken, but I cannot figure out what, and how to overtake this. I am not familiar with the installation process in depth and what I'd like to know is, how to force it to ignore, what was partially made and start from the beginning.

    Can anybody help me?

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    Re: XBMCbuntu - on kernel update run into "no space left on device"

    Try to purge all the unused linux kernel headers: http://ubuntugenius.wordpress.com/20...s-and-modules/

    Worked for me.

    The problem ist that you have additional boot partition (which is only around 200mb big) which is probably full with unused kernel headers.

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