[SOLVED] /boot folder full

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[SOLVED] /boot folder full

Postby papaworx » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:49 am

After the newest system update (2017-12-06) my /boot folder is full again. Apparently the Linux firmware created a whole bunch of previous initrd.img files. At 40 Mb each that is quite costly. I can't purge them in the usual ways. Are they all needed?

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$ ls -all /boot
total 224599
drwxr-xr-x  6 root root     1024 Dec  6 06:22 .
drwxr-xr-x 23 root root     4096 Nov 21 19:55 ..
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  1249214 Nov 10 15:41 abi-4.4.0-101-generic
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  1249237 Oct 10 12:19 abi-4.4.0-98-generic
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   190489 Nov 10 15:41 config-4.4.0-101-generic
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   190517 Oct 10 12:19 config-4.4.0-98-generic
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root     4096 Dec 31  1969 efi
drwxr-xr-x  5 root root     1024 Nov 21 19:56 grub
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 40741140 Dec  6 06:19 initrd.img-4.4.0-101-generic
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 40662323 Dec  6 06:22 initrd.img-4.4.0-93-generic
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 40740061 Dec  6 06:21 initrd.img-4.4.0-96-generic
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 40740311 Dec  6 06:21 initrd.img-4.4.0-97-generic
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 40744590 Dec  6 06:20 initrd.img-4.4.0-98-generic
drwx------  2 root root    12288 Feb 20  2017 lost+found
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   182704 Jan 28  2016 memtest86+.bin
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   184380 Jan 28  2016 memtest86+.elf
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   184840 Jan 28  2016 memtest86+_multiboot.bin
-rw-------  1 root root  3887614 Nov 10 15:41 System.map-4.4.0-101-generic
-rw-------  1 root root  3887471 Oct 10 12:19 System.map-4.4.0-98-generic
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root     1024 Nov 19 17:17 .Trash-0
-rw-------  1 root root  7104240 Nov 10 15:41 vmlinuz-4.4.0-101-generic
-rw-------  1 root root  7103856 Oct 10 12:19 vmlinuz-4.4.0-98-generic
Last edited by Moem on Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:59 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: /boot folder full

Postby Pjotr » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:58 am

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Re: /boot folder full

Postby papaworx » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:43 pm

:) Thanks a lot Pjotr. Worked great. It was exactly the link I needed.


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