Updater can't update kernel due to disk space

Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Tue Jan 20 07:27:20 UTC 2015

On Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 08:37:38AM -0500, Saqman2060 wrote:
> What does it mean to clear out and old kernel version?

It means remove the packages that contain old kernel versions by running

  sudo apt-get autoremove

> When I upgrade a kernel, I either available kernels from apt or
> download and install a .deb kernel package.

Right, and that leaves older kernel packages still installed and using
up disk space.

Each kernel version gets a new package name, so you could install it in
parallel with each other.  (This is unlike most other Ubuntu packages.)

> Istimsak Abdulbasir
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Chris Knutson" <christopher.knutson at gmail.com>
> Sent: ‎1/‎14/‎2015 11:12 AM
> To: "ubuntu-devel-discuss at lists.ubuntu.com" <ubuntu-devel-discuss at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Subject: Updater can't update kernel due to disk space
> 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.

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