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Re: [opensuse] lack of space on /boot for new kernel
On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 09:21:02PM -0500, Fr David Ousley 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.

rpm -qa|grep kernel-desktop

See if there are multiple instances of kernel-desktop installed.

If there are multiple, there is a purge kernels service running on
every boot, which is however not enabled by default in 12.3.

Under root:
systemctl enable purge-kernels.service

and then on reboot all but two kernel revisions will be deinstalled.

Ciao, MArcus
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