Upgrade from 7.10 to 8.04 problem

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at dantian.org
Tue May 13 18:35:29 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-05-13 at 14:09 -0400, Phil Sexton wrote:
> Hi listees,
> I have read the upgrade pages and guides I found at 
> <http://www.ubuntu.com/> and the update manager reports that I need 
> more space in /boot, which puzzles me.  I can't imagine why /boot is 
> used rather than the root partition, /.

Probably because it will have to install a new kernel in /boot

> I have a separate /boot partition and df -h reports (for the 
> relevant partitions):
> /dev/sda3             9.2G  5.9G  2.9G  68% /
> /dev/sda1              74M   34M   36M  49% /boot

74 M _is rather tight

> Does anyone know how to use / rather than /boot for the upgrade?

I guess you should be fine if prior to upgrading you uninstall all
kernels except the one you are running.

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