Upgrade from 7.10 to 8.04 problem (solved)

Phil Sexton philsexton at skybest.com
Wed May 14 00:33:33 UTC 2008

Mario Vukelic wrote:
> 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

It installed several kernels, I was expecting only one.

>> 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

I had 5 kernels installed and that was using just over half of /boot

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

That gave me plenty of room to upgrade, I am posting using Ubuntu 8.04.

I misread the amount of room needed and had assumed that the update 
was intending to download the new packages to /boot rather than /tmp.

Everything is working so far except for the nVidia driver for my 
card.  It goes wonky if I try to change the background, so I had to 
revert to the open source driver, nv.  Google Earth won't run 
without the driver, but if I mess around with the nVidia drivers, I 
will start another thread.

Thanks for the help.

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