Old 29th May 2013, 13:13
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Default Server /boot is full


Checking my servers and 1 of them - ubuntu 12.04.2 lts running ispconfig is reporting:

Your Hard-Disk has no more space left
clicking more to investigate it shows /boot at 97% full.
I sshed in to look and it shows

abi-3.2.0-23-generic initrd.img-3.2.0-35-generic
abi-3.2.0-25-generic initrd.img-3.2.0-38-generic
abi-3.2.0-30-generic initrd.img-3.2.0-39-generic
abi-3.2.0-32-generic lost+found
abi-3.2.0-33-generic memtest86+.bin
abi-3.2.0-34-generic memtest86+_multiboot.bin
abi-3.2.0-35-generic System.map-3.2.0-23-generic
abi-3.2.0-38-generic System.map-3.2.0-25-generic
abi-3.2.0-39-generic System.map-3.2.0-30-generic
config-3.2.0-23-generic System.map-3.2.0-32-generic
config-3.2.0-25-generic System.map-3.2.0-33-generic
config-3.2.0-30-generic System.map-3.2.0-34-generic
config-3.2.0-32-generic System.map-3.2.0-35-generic
config-3.2.0-33-generic System.map-3.2.0-38-generic
config-3.2.0-34-generic System.map-3.2.0-39-generic
config-3.2.0-35-generic vmlinuz-3.2.0-23-generic
config-3.2.0-38-generic vmlinuz-3.2.0-25-generic
config-3.2.0-39-generic vmlinuz-3.2.0-30-generic
grub vmlinuz-3.2.0-32-generic
initrd.img-3.2.0-23-generic vmlinuz-3.2.0-33-generic
initrd.img-3.2.0-25-generic vmlinuz-3.2.0-34-generic
initrd.img-3.2.0-30-generic vmlinuz-3.2.0-35-generic
initrd.img-3.2.0-32-generic vmlinuz-3.2.0-38-generic
initrd.img-3.2.0-33-generic vmlinuz-3.2.0-39-generic
what can i delete?
i know grub, vmlinuz, newest initrd.img... lost+found, memtest, cannot be deleted...

Also why has my system used boot and left older files inside? I followed ubuntu perfect server to the letter.. odd

Many thanks in advance

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Old 29th May 2013, 14:32
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Those are old kernel boot files - when you install/update to a new kernel the old files arent removed. In your boot menu you will see all the kernels listed with latest being default. That way you can, if any unforeseen issues occur with newer kernel, boot to previous one.

I think you'd be better off using the package manager to remove old/unused kernels rather than delete files individually. You don't want to be removing resuce kernels etc.

You'd want to be checking your running version first, to ensure you don't remove that kernel. (I know yum prohibits removal of current running kernel not sure about dpkg!)

uname -r
make a note of the ouput here

dpkg --list | grep linux-image
make a list of previous images EXCLUDING the running one

Remove old kernels:
apt-get purge linux-image-x.x.x.x-generic
Its safe to remove anything older that your running kernel

You may see a kernel something like "linux-image-generic-lts-quantal" thats your failsafe - dont think you want to remove that.

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Old 29th May 2013, 14:59
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