[Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space
798414 at bugs.launchpad.net
Thu May 26 12:09:37 UTC 2016
Luke Faraone, please revert the duplicates, or comment here your
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update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't
enough free space
Status in initramfs-tools:
Status in initramfs-tools package in Ubuntu:
Binary package hint: initramfs-tools
When generating a new initramfs there is no check for available free
space, subsequently its possible for update-initramfs to fail due to a
lack of free space. This is resulting in package installation
failures for initramfs-tools. For example:
Setting up initramfs-tools (0.98.8ubuntu3) ...
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.38-8-generic
gzip: stdout: No space left on device
E: mkinitramfs failure cpio 141 gzip 1
update-initramfs: failed for /boot/initrd.img-2.6.38-8-generic
dpkg: error processing initramfs-tools (--configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Remove unused kernels using computer janitor (not in repositories for
14.04 or later) or manually free space on your partition containing
the /boot file system.
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