Xubuntu: Not enough free disk space on /boot

Today I ran into a problem when trying to install some updates for my Xubuntu 12.10… I got a message saying:

Xubuntu 20.10 /boot full

Its suggestion of ‘sudo apt-get clean’ didn’t do anything, nor did ‘sudo apt-get autoclean’, ‘sudo apt-get autoremove’, etc. After some Googling (DDGing), I found a solution…

The ‘/boot’ partition is normally rather small (243.0 MiB in my case) and contains Linux Kernel files, these are the files that get your computer going as it should. Think of them as the skeleton of your OS, but for some reason when your skeleton gets upgraded, it leaves the old one behind, which can quickly fill-up your ‘/boot’ partition.

Only one Kernel (skeleton) is used when booting your computer but it’s always good practice to leave one spare laying around just in case, you don’t really need any more than the current one and an old spare one.

Open up terminal and execute this:

dpkg -l 'linux-*' | sed '/^ii/!d;/'"$(uname -r | sed "s/(.*)-([^0-9]+)/1/")"'/d;s/^[^ ]* [^ ]* ([^ ]*).*/1/;/[0-9]/!d'

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Xubuntu: Not enough free disk space on /boot


Been having a look around the good old xubuntu (Linux Ubuntu using the XFCE window manager), its come along way from XFCE 3. Really love the stuff! If only there was an equivalent to Panics Transmit for linux, xubuntu would be my OS of choice. Just feel more at home on a linux.

Did a little customization on the┬ávirtual machine I’m running. Installed gtk2-engines-equinox, then downloaded and extracted the theme Atolm’s archive, paste them in ~/.themes/ and the same download, extract, paste into ~/.icons/ for the AwOken icons. Got the wallpaper from “wallpaper wide”. Played about with some of the transparency settings and of course, the terminal preferences to have the classic, transparent black “000000” background and the green “00FF00” text.

Perhaps going to look into the ClamAV and firewall apps. Maybe get a light weight webserver running with owncloud or something. /Happy_N3rding.