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Re: [opensuse] lack of space on /boot for new kernel
On 01/15/2014 09:21 PM, Fr David Ousley pecked at the keyboard and wrote:
In doing a regular "zypper up" there is a new kernal update for 12.3 64
bit to be installed (kernel-desktop-3.7.10-1.24.1). The installation
failed with the message

(with --nodeps --force) Error: Subprocess failed. Error: RPM failed:
installing package kernel-desktop-3.7.10-1.24.1.x86_64 needs 8MB on the
/boot filesystem

Is there a file on the /boot filesystem which I can move or delete to
conveniently make room (without having to repartition)? The large files
currently are the 3.7.10-1.16 initrd,, vmlinuz, and config.
Also symvers-3.7.10-1.16-desktop.gz and vmlinux-3.7.10-1.16-desktop.gz.
I can give a complete list if that will help. I have not been keeping
copies of the old kernels. Just wondering whether there is an easy way
to get the new kernel installed.


If you are not using LVM I'm afraid you will need to repartition. What filesystem types are you using? Some can be resized easier than others. I have used UBCD in the past to boot to so a partitioning tool could be used to resize the partitions.

Ken Schneider
SuSe since Version 5.2, June 1998
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