no space left on /boot

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Wed Dec 6 09:36:48 UTC 2017


On 6 December 2017 at 09:24, robert <robert at redcor.ch> wrote:
> On 06.12.2017 09:33, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>>
>> On Wed, 6 Dec 2017 09:10:27 +0100, robert wrote:
>>>
>>> root at salome ~ # apt-get purge vmlinuz-4.4.0-81
>>> Reading package lists... Done
>>> Building dependency tree
>>> Reading state information... Done
>>> E: Unable to locate package vmlinuz-4.4.0-81
>>> E: Couldn't find any package by glob 'vmlinuz-4.4.0-81'
>>> E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'vmlinuz-4.4.0-81'
>>
>> The package names are linux-image-x.y.p-q-generic .
>>
>>
> there seems to be a catch 22 situation:
>
> root at salome ~ # apt-get purge linux-image-4.4.0-81-generic
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these:
> The following packages have unmet dependencies:
>  libperl5.22 : Depends: perl-modules-5.22 (>= 5.22.1-9ubuntu0.2) but
> 5.22.1-9 is to be installed
>  linux-image-extra-4.4.0-101-generic : Depends:
> linux-image-4.4.0-101-generic but it is not going to be installed
>  linux-image-extra-4.4.0-81-generic : Depends: linux-image-4.4.0-81-generic
> but it is not going to be installed
>  linux-image-generic : Depends: linux-image-4.4.0-101-generic but it is not
> going to be installed
>                        Recommends: thermald but it is not going to be
> installed
>  perl : Depends: perl-modules-5.22 (>= 5.22.1-9ubuntu0.2) but 5.22.1-9 is to
> be installed
>         Recommends: rename but it is not going to be installed
> E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify
> a solution).
>
> can I just make space by deleting some of these files?

To get around this problem  in the past I have used the technique of
deleting some of the old kernel files in /boot, using something like
sudo rm /boot/*-a.b.c-dd*
then
sudo apt-get install -f
sudo apt-get install linux-generic

You might want to try ls rather rm initially just to check it finds
the right files.

Colin



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