[Bug 1054927] Re: Autoupdater fills /boot and crashes because old kernel images are never removed

Jarno Suni 1054927 at bugs.launchpad.net
Thu May 26 13:23:30 UTC 2016

*** This bug is a duplicate of bug 798414 ***

Jonathan, there are alternative instructions linked to the description.

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  Autoupdater fills /boot and crashes because old kernel images are
  never removed

Status in unattended-upgrades package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in update-manager package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  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

  Actual results:
  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 results:
  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

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
  Package: update-manager 1:
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-31.50-generic 3.2.28
  Uname: Linux 3.2.0-31-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu13
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Sun Sep 23 12:53:52 2012
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
  PackageArchitecture: all
  SourcePackage: update-manager
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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