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jmbradley0511
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/boot filling after updates

Post by jmbradley0511 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:56 am

Okay, so here recently, any time I update from the Update Manager or the CLI my boot sector fills up with initrd.img files for previous versions. autoremove won't get rid of them, and even if I remove them manually it will repopulate as soon as I update again, even when running autoremove. Mint is the only platform I have this issue with. Kali, Mate, and Ubuntu don't do it. Anyone have any suggestions?

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Re: /boot filling after updates

Post by smurphos » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:19 am

Clean up old kernels via Update manager > View > Linux kernels.

General best practice is to keep 2 - the currently active one and a known working backup one.

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Re: /boot filling after updates

Post by jmbradley0511 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:28 pm

Found all that okay... but I don't see any options for removing them. Can that be done via the command line, or am I just missing something somewhere? ( BUNCH of old ones listed)

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Re: /boot filling after updates

Post by gm10 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:34 pm

jmbradley0511 wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:28 pm
Found all that okay... but I don't see any options for removing them. Can that be done via the command line, or am I just missing something somewhere? ( BUNCH of old ones listed)
You need to click on each one in the Update Manager, then a "Remove" button appears.
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Re: /boot filling after updates

Post by jmbradley0511 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:46 pm

Nevermind.... figured it out, LOL. Thanks!

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