gzip: stdout: no space left on the device <SOLVED>

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gzip: stdout: no space left on the device <SOLVED>

Post by larrypoynor » Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:10 pm

I have mate 19.2 0n a USB flash drive.....when I do an update now ....It down loads and when it gets to the part that says configuring the kernel I get the message that says something about an error and to check details.....gzip: stdout: no space left on the device.....I ran the disk usage analyzer
Total filesystem capacity 100% 245.4 GB Total filesystem usage 11 % 27 GB

Does anybody this problem? and how to fix?
Thanks.....Crazy Larry
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Re: gzip: stdout: no space left on the device

Post by karlchen » Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:40 pm

Hi, larrypoynor.

This error message already explains the root cause gzip: stdout: no space left on the device
This means,
+ if /boot is on a separate filesystem then it is full. No space left to write anything.
+ if /boot is on the root filesystem /, then the root filesystem is full. No space left to write anything.

Please, post the output of the terminal command df -h | grep "^/dev/". This will tell us which filesystem is full, /boot or /. Knowing so will help us point you to the right way of resolving the root cause.

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Re: gzip: stdout: no space left on the device

Post by Larry78723 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:24 pm

Karl, I've never heard of or seen a 245.4 GB Flash Drive, have you?
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Re: gzip: stdout: no space left on the device

Post by karlchen » Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:06 pm

Hi, Larry78723.

I am currently running my OS here from a 128 GB microSD card. ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 model: AGICF size: 119.08 GiB
There are also 256 GB microSD cards (net capacity might be roughly 245 GB).
There are USB pendrives having 128 GB, there are also USB pendrive having 256 GB. There are even larger pendrives than this. Of course, such pendrives are not really cheap, unless you buy some fake ones (but these won't work).
Here is a link to a 256 GB pendrive, Sandisk, offered by a German store. (No advertizing intended, just a quick shot to illustrate they do exist. ;-))

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Re: gzip: stdout: no space left on the device

Post by larrypoynor » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:11 pm

Karl....Here are the results

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/dev/sdb2        14G  9.7G  3.4G  75% /
/dev/sdb1       473M  443M  6.1M  99% /boot
/dev/sdb3       215G   16G  189G   8% /home
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Re: gzip: stdout: no space left on the device

Post by Moem » Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:17 am

larrypoynor wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:11 pm
/dev/sdb1 473M 443M 6.1M 99% /boot
Well, there we have it. Could there be old kernels taking up space in there? If so, you can easily remove them using the Update Manager => View => Linux kernel => Remove old kernels.
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Re: gzip: stdout: no space left on the device <SOLVED>

Post by larrypoynor » Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:24 pm

Thanks Moem........ that did the trick

Crazy Larry

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