[olug] Insufficient space on /boot to upgrade F13-F14

aric at omahax.com aric at omahax.com
Sat May 28 04:32:29 UTC 2011

sorry, quick not thinking response from my phone.  I would think you could
boot to a bootable distro and use gparted to resize the partition.


> lvm resize
> obiwan at jedi.com wrote:
>>I'm currently running F13 on a Dell XPS 1210 laptop with a ~80GB drive
>>partitioned as follows:
>>Device    Boot Start  End   Blocks Id System
>>/dev/sda1    *     1   33   265041 83 Linux (/boot, ext3)
>>/dev/sda2         34 9285 74316690 83 Linux (/ - encrypted ext3)
>>/dev/sda3       9286 9546 2096482+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
>># df -m
>>Filesystem           1M-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
>>                         71436     15171     55541  22% /
>>/dev/sda1                  251        45       193  19% /boot
>>Only the actively running kernel is installed in /boot.  When I try to
>>upgrade from F13 to F14 using the package update GUI, it complains that
>>there is insufficient space in /boot, and refuses to go on.  Before the
>>attempted upgrade, only 13% was in use.  I've since added a kernel
>>upgraded within F13.  There isn't anything left for me to delete to
>>free up more space. It seems silly for the upgrade to require
>>dramatically more space in /boot than does general day-to-day
>>operation. Isn't there any way I can tell it to use /tmp or /var for
>>its scratch space?
>>Is there any way to get around this using my current partitioning?
>>If not, is there any way I can steal another 256MB from swap (sda3) and
>>add it to /boot (sda1), even though an encrypted partition (/, sda2)
>>sits between them on the disk?
>>Ben "Obi-Wan" Hollingsworth                             obiwan at jedi.com
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