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Re: Upgrade of kernel fails due to lack of space

2007/5/21, Uwe Dippel <udippel@uniten.edu.my>:
Raffaele Morelli wrote:
> 2007/5/16, Uwe Heinz Rudi Dippel <Udippel@uniten.edu.my
> <mailto:Udippel@uniten.edu.my >>:
>     I know, you can always scold me for not enough space. But this is an
>     old box with a small hard disk:
>     df -h
>     Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
>     /dev/hda7             133M   93M   33M  74% /
>     tmpfs                 126M     0  126M   0% /lib/init/rw
>     udev                   10M   60K   10M   1% /dev
>     tmpfs                 126M     0  126M   0% /dev/shm
>     /dev/hda1              89M   16M   69M  19% /boot
>     /dev/hda10            1.4G  1.1G  185M  86% /home
>     /dev/hda6              89M  4.1M   80M   5% /tmp
>     /dev/hda8             633M  232M  368M  39% /usr
>     /dev/hda9             721M  207M  475M  31% /var
>     With too little space (in '/', '/lib', I guess):
> Are you upgrading from sarge to etch?

No. I did this already and it went through smoothly.

> try cleaning apt cache using apt-get clean if you never did before.

Done, quite a few times (see my /var has 475M available).

I guess it is /lib that has insufficient space. Are there any official
requirements for a proper kernel update ? If not, I call this a bug.

Any other good suggestions, please ?

With 33Mb in /  there's really poor room to work, and a kernel install requires space for modules, around 50 for me.
du -sh /lib/modules/*


Try to remove unused/unnecessary applications.

cheers raffaele

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