View Full Version : [ubuntu] Low space in /boot and upgrade aborting.

November 2nd, 2008, 10:47 PM
Trying to upgrade but the following is a problem:

The upgrade aborts now. The upgrade needs a total of 88.1M free space on disk '/boot'.
Please free at least an additional 33.6M of disk space on '/boot'.
Empty your Deleted Items folder and remove temporary packages of former installations using 'sudo apt-get clean'.

The problem is as though:

david@siwa:/boot$ df -h .
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda5 67M 11M 52M 17% /boot

Only 67M and I need 88M.

Please advice to what I can so.



November 2nd, 2008, 11:33 PM
You could use gparted to resize your boot partition. You have to do this using the LiveCD as you can't resize a mounted partition.

Once you are running the desktop of the LiveCD go to System-->Administration-->Partition Editor and use the Resize/Move Button to resize your /boot partition.


November 3rd, 2008, 12:18 AM
Won't there be a problem though since my root partition physically taking up the disk blocks after the boot partition?