Today I tried to update the packages on broek through webmin. I do this quite... unregulary. Still, I was surprised to find that all updates where failing.
A suggestion was to use:
apt-get -f install
This gave an error on a directory in ./boot/ with
no space left on device When checking with
du, the disk was indeed full. It seemed I needed to clean up old kernels (per this article).
First I have to identify my current kernel version:
bash uname -r: 22.214.171.124-generic
Unfortunately, this fails because of the same dependency with kernel version 126.96.36.199 (that it tries to install, but can't because the disk is full).
I found a suggestion to remove 1 old kernel manually from the filesystem and try again. Removing 1 kernel manually with apt-get didn't work, so I tried:
sudo rm boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-29-generic
Now I have 6.8M free on /boot (instead of
I tried removing the old kernels through webmin, but it still didn't work. So I also removed kernel *.32 and *.35 manually. Now I have 41M free. Now I try to install the newest kernel by hand (*.56):
sudo apt-get install -f
But there where still dependency errors, so in the end I found myself following the instructions from this thread:
sudo dpkg --remove linux-server sudo dpkg --remove linux-image-server linux-headers-server
After this /boot still seems to contain the old kernels, at least the ones i didn't already removed manually, but this might be as intended.
sudo apt-get install linux-server linux-image-generic linux-headers-generic
This seems to have worked fine.
# purge unused kernels, but could do more so your mileage may vary sudo apt-get autoremove
Again no errors, so I try to clean up some old kernels from webmin as well (see the removing with webmin steps ). Now this finally works. Now updating packages through webmin works normally again.