Updater can't update kernel due to disk space

Oliver Grawert ogra at ubuntu.com
Wed Jan 14 16:32:13 UTC 2015

Am Mittwoch, den 14.01.2015, 16:17 +0000 schrieb Colin Law:
> On 14 January 2015 at 15:34, Chris Knutson
> <christopher.knutson at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Clearing out old kernel versions manually to be able to upgrade the kernel
> > version is something the end user should never have to do. Clearing out old
> > kernel version from /boot should be better managed by the software updater
> > to intelligently manage historic kernel versions based on available disk
> > space on the partition.
> I believe that as from 14.04 (I think) only the current and previous
> kernels are kept, the others are deleted by autoremove.  Not sure
> whether the software updater will autoremove them.
sudo apt-get autoremove ... 

... will definitely clean them up (except the current and last one i

i don't think there is any fully automatic removal without the admin
telling the system to remove them currently.


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