Help! I cannot upgrade to New Ubuntu release 12.04.4 LTS

Rick Magraw rsmagraw at
Tue Apr 29 20:04:45 UTC 2014

Yes, there are a whole bunch:

rsm at rsm-laptop:~$ ls /boot
abi-2.6.32-24-generic     config-2.6.32-33-generic    vmcoreinfo-2.6.32-33-generic
abi-2.6.32-25-generic     config-2.6.32-34-generic  vmcoreinfo-2.6.32-34-generic
abi-2.6.32-26-generic     config-2.6.32-35-generic  vmcoreinfo-2.6.32-35-generic
abi-2.6.32-27-generic     config-2.6.32-37-generic  vmcoreinfo-2.6.32-37-generic
abi-2.6.32-28-generic     config-2.6.32-41-generic  vmcoreinfo-2.6.32-41-generic
abi-2.6.32-29-generic     config-2.6.32-57-generic  vmcoreinfo-2.6.32-57-generic
abi-2.6.32-30-generic     grub  vmlinuz-2.6.24-21-eeepc
abi-2.6.32-31-generic     initrd.img-2.6.24-21-eeepc  vmlinuz-2.6.32-24-generic
abi-2.6.32-32-generic     initrd.img-2.6.24-21-eeepc.bak  vmlinuz-2.6.32-25-generic
abi-2.6.32-33-generic     initrd.img-2.6.32-24-generic  vmlinuz-2.6.32-26-generic
abi-2.6.32-34-generic     initrd.img-2.6.32-25-generic  vmlinuz-2.6.32-27-generic
abi-2.6.32-35-generic     initrd.img-2.6.32-26-generic  vmlinuz-2.6.32-28-generic
abi-2.6.32-37-generic     initrd.img-2.6.32-27-generic  vmlinuz-2.6.32-29-generic
abi-2.6.32-41-generic     initrd.img-2.6.32-28-generic  vmlinuz-2.6.32-30-generic
abi-2.6.32-57-generic     initrd.img-2.6.32-29-generic  vmlinuz-2.6.32-31-generic
config-2.6.24-21-eeepc    initrd.img-2.6.32-30-generic  vmlinuz-2.6.32-32-generic
config-2.6.32-24-generic  initrd.img-2.6.32-31-generic
vmcoreinfo-2.6.32-24-generic  vmlinuz-2.6.32-33-generic
config-2.6.32-25-generic  initrd.img-2.6.32-32-generic
vmcoreinfo-2.6.32-25-generic  vmlinuz-2.6.32-34-generic
config-2.6.32-26-generic  initrd.img-2.6.32-33-generic
vmcoreinfo-2.6.32-26-generic  vmlinuz-2.6.32-35-generic
config-2.6.32-27-generic  initrd.img-2.6.32-34-generic
vmcoreinfo-2.6.32-27-generic  vmlinuz-2.6.32-37-generic
config-2.6.32-28-generic  initrd.img-2.6.32-35-generic
vmcoreinfo-2.6.32-28-generic  vmlinuz-2.6.32-41-generic
config-2.6.32-29-generic  initrd.img-2.6.32-37-generic
vmcoreinfo-2.6.32-29-generic  vmlinuz-2.6.32-57-generic
config-2.6.32-30-generic  initrd.img-2.6.32-41-generic
config-2.6.32-31-generic  initrd.img-2.6.32-57-generic
config-2.6.32-32-generic  memtest86+.bin
rsm at rsm-laptop:~$

On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 2:39 PM, Nils Kassube <kassube at> wrote:

> Rick Magraw wrote:
> > I apologize if I am the culprit, and taking up some much time and
> > effort.
> Np problem.
> > I did redo (copy and paste) the ln command line, and have now gotten
> > back to the original error message about not enough disk space,
> > albeit now requiring a smaller amount ,i.e., 776 N on "/'
> >
> > (I did not redo the mv command line).
> >
> > Not enough free disk space
> > The upgrade has aborted.
> > The upgrade needs a total of 1,623 M of free space on disk '/'
> > Please free at least an additional space of 776 M on disk '/'
> > Empty your trash and remove temporary packages of former installations
> > using sudo apt- get clean.
> Well, the suggested "apt- get clean" wouldn't help because the packages
> are on the other partition now. How many kernels are installed on that
> system? Maybe you should remove all but the currently used kernel and
> also the kernel-header for those kernels. That could free up enough
> space. You really only need one kernel because the new release will also
> install a new kernel. To find out what kernels may be obsolete, you can
> use the command
> ls /boot
> and if you need some help to find the appropriate command, please post
> the output of the command above.
> Nils
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