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Thread: Can't Install/Remove Packages

  1. #1
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    Can't Install/Remove Packages

    update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-32-generic

    gzip: stdout: No space left on device

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    /boot is its own partition of 100 MB and 90% full. I can't install gparted to resize that partition. I can't figure out what's safe to delete to make more space on /boot.

    What's the likely easiest way around this?

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    Re: Can't Install/Remove Packages

    You could use a Live CD or USB to boot the computer, install gparted that way (actually, depending on the distro, it may already be installed) and resize the partition that way.

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    Re: Can't Install/Remove Packages

    Do you have old kernels installed? If yes, unless you have problems with the latest kernel, it would be safe to remove the older kernels. In my experience, 100 MB is not enough for /boot, it should be more like 500 MB.

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    Re: Can't Install/Remove Packages

    Ok. I got things to work, but I had to modify the iso image of the live CD before burning -- it doesn't like the directory that points to the whole CD.

    100 MB *used* to be enough, but I've now learned the hard way.

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