[Bug 1054927] Re: Autoupdater fills /boot and crashes because old kernel images are never removed
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Sun May 15 19:04:00 UTC 2016
I am unable to update to Ubuntu 16.04 because of this problem. GParted
will not let me expand the size of boot. Running sudo apt-get clean does
not fix the issue.
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Autoupdater fills /boot and crashes because old kernel images are
Status in unattended-upgrades package in Ubuntu:
Status in update-manager package in Ubuntu:
Steps to reproduce:
1) Install Ubuntu with the default LVM encryption recipe
2) Set Ubuntu to automatically install security updates on the background
3) Use ubuntu for 5 months
The system automatically installs security updates for the kernel under /boot. It's never removes previous kernel images. After about five months, the /boot partition created by the install recipe (i.e. sized according to the judgment of Ubuntu developers—not me) fills up and the unattended updater crashes during the next kernel update.
Expected the unattended updater to leave the nearest kernel and the previous one on /boot and to automatically remove older kernel images. Expected the system installer to set up /boot such that it never runs out of space when the system updater operates automatically.
For workaround and sytem repair, see
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: update-manager 1:0.156.14.9
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-31.50-generic 3.2.28
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-31-generic x86_64
Date: Sun Sep 23 12:53:52 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
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