[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2017-05-20 Thread Jarno Suni
** Description changed: Binary package hint: initramfs-tools - When generating a new initramfs there is no check for available free - space, subsequently its possible for update-initramfs to fail due to a - lack of free space. This is resulting in package installation failures - for

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2017-05-20 Thread Jarno Suni
It would be easier to remove excessive kernels after this issue, if Bug #1678187 was fixed. -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to initramfs-tools in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/798414 Title:

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2017-05-09 Thread Jarno Suni
Bill Meier, I think GUI application is not necessary. Text-based application may have checklist, too, so it is pretty easy to make a selection. Initramfs-tools may not run the application, but it could give hint to run one in its error message. The script I was talking about in #140 is such a

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2017-05-05 Thread Jarno Suni
Though even Software Updater could be more informative on how to free more space on /boot: Bug #1460396 -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to initramfs-tools in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/798414 Title:

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2017-05-05 Thread Jarno Suni
Michael Baker, the bug report Bug #1357093 that you referred to has been re-reported as Bug #1675079 and Bug #1624644 If you disable automatic installation of updates, and install them by Software Updater only, it will prevent you from installing kernel updates, retaining the system in intact

Re: [Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2017-05-05 Thread PcB Computer Support
give more space for /boot 1gb ? PcB-iPhone Communication Am 05.05.2017 um 13:09 schrieb Bill Meier <798...@bugs.launchpad.net>: Why not just write a little GUI app for us , so that we "command line illiterates" can take care of this. We need to select what we want deleted, just getting rid

Re: [Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2017-05-05 Thread Bill Meier
Why not just write a little GUI app for us , so that we "command line illiterates" can take care of this. We need to select what we want deleted, just getting rid of the old, I understand, may not be what is wanted. Bill On 05/05/2017 03:13 AM, Michael Baker wrote: > On booting I am told

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2017-05-05 Thread Michael Baker
On booting I am told that a system program has encountered an error and asked if I want to send a report. On saying yes I'm told that the bug has already been reported and that it is "update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space". This is so far from

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2017-04-27 Thread Pavel Zubkou
** Also affects: update-manager Importance: Undecided Status: New -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to initramfs-tools in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/798414 Title: update-initramfs should

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2017-04-24 Thread Adam Conrad
** Changed in: dpkg (Ubuntu) Status: New => Invalid -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to initramfs-tools in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/798414 Title: update-initramfs should produce a more

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2017-04-23 Thread Jarno Suni
I think check for enough space could be done in dpkg. It might be just hard to estimate what is enough space, since the required space for initrd.img files depends on whether linux-image-extra packages are used, whether dkms is used and whether backup initrd.img files are generated. Maybe some

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2017-04-10 Thread Tamera Gromala
i have an older powerful dell xps with lots of free space.. i believe my partitions are holding me up... i need to allocate more room for the program I believe... trying to figure out how... not totally a Ubuntu knower... but I can learn. :) -- You received this bug notification because you are

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2017-04-10 Thread Piyush Kaila
I think this askUbuntu thread may help you. http://askubuntu.com/questions/345588/what-is-the-safest-way-to-clean-up-boot-partition -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to initramfs-tools in Ubuntu.

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2017-03-31 Thread Jarno Suni
I added a separate bug report for that case: Bug #1678187 -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to initramfs-tools in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/798414 Title: update-initramfs should produce a more

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2017-03-30 Thread Jarno Suni
This error may happen even when purging a kernel by dpkg: https://paste.ubuntu.com/24280725/ -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to initramfs-tools in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/798414 Title:

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2017-03-27 Thread William Grant
** Changed in: initramfs-tools Status: Opinion => Confirmed -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to initramfs-tools in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/798414 Title: update-initramfs should produce a

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2017-03-27 Thread Antonio
** Changed in: initramfs-tools Status: Confirmed => Incomplete ** Changed in: initramfs-tools Status: Incomplete => Opinion -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to initramfs-tools in Ubuntu.

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2017-03-22 Thread Jarno Suni
sfrahm, were you installing updates by Software Updater, when this happened? If so, you could report a bug by `ubuntu-bug update-manager` in terminal. Tell it is likely a regression; in 14.04 it does not let you start update, if there is not enough room for kernels (at least always), but displays

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2017-03-21 Thread s frahm
Yes sir (jarnos), thank you. This same recurring Bug #1460396 by many names. Is there a patch like this that also works on 16.04 Lubuntu LTS ?? Every time I have researched it over the years, there are variations on this theme. This should be a core functionality of each LTS package upon launch at

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2017-03-19 Thread Jarno Suni
sfrahm, I do you mean Bug #1460396. -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to initramfs-tools in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/798414 Title: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2017-03-19 Thread s frahm
Ubuntu 16.04 (ubuntu 4.4.0-64) crashed yet again during upgrade to 4.4.0-66 from this same recurring 5+ year old bug - Pray tell, why can't Ubuntu just tell me there is not enough room to upgrade the kernel (it used to) and then perhaps even offer to fix it automagically with some kind of an

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2017-03-11 Thread Roshan
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to initramfs-tools in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/798414 Title: update-initramfs should produce a more

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2017-03-11 Thread Roshan
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to initramfs-tools in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/798414 Title: update-initramfs should produce a more

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2017-03-10 Thread Thomas Hamacher
This annoying bug still exists after more than 5 years, even though there are documented workarounds and scripts for purging old kernels available. Is there a chance this bug will ever get fixed? -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages,

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2017-03-06 Thread Thomas A. F. Thorne
@jarnos mentions having generated a script to remove extra kernels. There is already a purge-old-kernels command line tool lingering in the bikeshed package. -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to initramfs-tools in

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2017-03-03 Thread richud
It is bugs like this that make me question whether I am doing the right thing converting people to using Ubuntu... -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to initramfs-tools in Ubuntu.

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2017-01-18 Thread Luke Faraone
** Changed in: initramfs-tools Assignee: gintassi (gintassi) => (unassigned) ** Changed in: initramfs-tools (Ubuntu) Assignee: gintassi (gintassi) => Luke Faraone (lfaraone) -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2017-01-18 Thread gintassi
** Changed in: initramfs-tools Assignee: (unassigned) => gintassi (gintassi) ** Changed in: initramfs-tools (Ubuntu) Assignee: Luke Faraone (lfaraone) => gintassi (gintassi) -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-12-24 Thread Jarno Suni
"a more helpful error" that the title of this bug report calls for would not free you from the need to remove kernels manually. I made a script called linux-purge to make it easy to remove extra kernels even in tricky conditions: https://www.bountysource.com/issues/38300038-feature-request-the-

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-12-23 Thread Alex
Happened to me yet again, on a new system, running 16.10. Why is this still a thing? It affects every single person who uses the OS since if you don't consciously take steps to prevent it it's guaranteed to happen. And it means Ubuntu is fundamentally unsuited for general use because every

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-12-22 Thread Joachim Fagerholm
This bug is a disgrace. It has been around for years and sabotages many non-tech users life. If I was able to fix it I would try. Unfortunately I am not that skilled, can only fix the symptoms not contribute to fixing the problem itself. But I would think that someone on a higher skill level could

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-12-02 Thread Jarno Suni
"No space left on device" error might occur not only when disk space in /boot is low, but also when there is lack of free inodes in system. linux-headers* packages have a lot of files, so this may happen during installing a new kernel. The script mentioned in comment #130 can operate in most cases

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-12-02 Thread Jarno Suni
** Description changed: Binary package hint: initramfs-tools When generating a new initramfs there is no check for available free space, subsequently its possible for update-initramfs to fail due to a lack of free space. This is resulting in package installation failures for

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-12-01 Thread Anders Hall
This hits me constantly. Why is this bug present years on end and three major Ubuntu versions? The workaround is easy enough, still for many users it is rocket science and will break the update procedure (I two other persons that cant fix it themselves). I.e, thus is a critical problem. Make a

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-11-29 Thread Teemu Leisti
I was again purging old kernels via the Synaptic package manager manually when I ran into this bug. As others have remarked above, the root cause of having to purge kernels manually when /boot runs out of space is pretty bad; an operating system that purports to be, and mostly is, easy-to-use,

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-11-04 Thread klingklong
how can i change? -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to initramfs-tools in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/798414 Title: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-10-24 Thread Launchpad Bug Tracker
** Merge proposal linked: https://code.launchpad.net/~lfaraone/ubuntu/+source/initramfs-tools/+git/initramfs-tools/+merge/309191 -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to initramfs-tools in Ubuntu.

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-10-24 Thread Luke Faraone
** Changed in: initramfs-tools (Ubuntu) Assignee: (unassigned) => Luke Faraone (lfaraone) ** Changed in: initramfs-tools Assignee: sauro peña (sauropm) => (unassigned) -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-10-24 Thread sauro peña
no puedo ni apagar mi equipo despues que hice la nueva instalacion de ubuntu creo que es 16.04 algo asi bueno el problema que indica es image 04.04.y termina 39 algo asi bueno eh mandado el reporte ya soy nuevo y nose como utilizar muy bien el terminar ** Changed in: initramfs-tools

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-10-19 Thread Kishor Kansara
** Changed in: initramfs-tools (Ubuntu) Assignee: Luke Faraone (lfaraone) => (unassigned) -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to initramfs-tools in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/798414 Title:

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-10-17 Thread Pxtl
Happened again. -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to initramfs-tools in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/798414 Title: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-10-17 Thread Vonschutter
This is an extremely dangerous bug since it prevents further updates. The package manager does not complete actions until this is resolved. Few non-sys admins will know how to get around this. One possible root cause is creating too small of a boot partition at install. -- You received this bug

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-10-13 Thread Jarno Suni
For people to whom the previously mentioned troubleshooting alternatives do not work, or who just need more advanced kernel purging this could be an option: https://www.bountysource.com/issues/38300038-feature-request-the-command-should-work-like-this -- You received this bug notification

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-10-13 Thread Harald H.
Occured here today. Running this simple command to remove old kernels and unused packages worked around the issue: sudo apt-get autoremove --purge Alternatively, and to be able to remove even manually installed kernels, you could use: sudo purge-old-kernels To be able to use purge-old-kernels

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-09-20 Thread Thomas A. F. Thorne
I hit this today. `df -h` confirmed my /boot was quite full (15MB left). Running `sudo purge-old-kernels` (from the bikeshed package) cleared out some things and brought the free space on /boot up to 93MB. -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-08-12 Thread EDGAR
como hago para entrar en boot y haser la reparticion en los espacios libres que tengo soy nuevo en esto y nose como aserlo -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to initramfs-tools in Ubuntu.

Re: [Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-07-31 Thread Gordon
Hi Jarno, Thanks for all your advice and additional thanks to *Pxtl* for the idea of a script, here's my own variation... ``` sudo apt-get purge `dpkg -l "linux-image-3.13.0-8*" | grep -E "linux-image-3.13.0-8*" | awk {'print $2'} | tr '\n' ' '` ``` *Explaination*: the *dpkg* lists all the

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-07-24 Thread Jarno Suni
Alan Burgess, have you tried to follow the workaround given in the description to manually remove old kernels and to setup automatic removal of old kernels? -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to initramfs-tools in

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-07-24 Thread Jarno Suni
Pxtl, the script is explained in https://markmcb.com/2013/02/04/cleanup- unused-linux-kernels-in-ubuntu/ I do not recommend to use it, though. Rather use the instructions in the given workaround. (Even the script called purge-old-kernels isn't perfect and not usable in some more complex cases, but

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-07-22 Thread Pxtl
I have a text file in my home directory with the following snippet I found on an Ubuntu forum that i'm copying and pasting every time my boot dir runs out of memory: dpkg -l 'linux-*' | sed '/^ii/!d;/'"$(uname -r | sed "s/\(.*\)-\([^0-9]\+\)/\1/")"'/d;s/^[^ ]* [^ ]* \([^ ]*\).*/\1/;/[0-9]/!d' |

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-07-22 Thread Luke Faraone
b-vantola, please don't change the assignee unless you're actively working to fix the bug. ** Changed in: initramfs-tools (Ubuntu) Assignee: Boguslav Vantola (b-vantola) => Luke Faraone (lfaraone) -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded

Re: [Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-07-22 Thread Alan Burgess
Hi Gordon, I've had this same issue for many months and have come to the conclusion that there is no expertise within Ubuntu or if there is then no one who is prepared to fix it and get it out to the community. I have reluctantly had to revert 42 machines back to Windows. Windows 10 now which

Re: [Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-07-21 Thread Gordon
Thx I'll look into those solutions, also trying Ubuntu live with GParted to resize boot partition to 512 MB, in process of building image with UNETbootin now. Again appreciate fast response time. Kind regards, Gordon On Jul 21, 2016 11:55 AM, "Jarno Suni" <798...@bugs.launchpad.net> wrote:

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-07-21 Thread Jarno Suni
Gordon, oh, according to the screenshot your system seems to have both generic and lowlatency kernels installed. Is that on purpose? Does "linux-version list" output all the releases? If not, see http://askubuntu.com/q/779031/21005 . Be careful with purge-old-kernels. You might want to use its

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-07-21 Thread Jarno Suni
Gordon, apt-get autoremove will not help for Ubunbu Studio 14.04 unless you have installed security updates automatically. Use e.g. command sudo purge-old-kernels from bikeshed package to remove extra kernels in Trusty. If that does not work, see

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-07-21 Thread Jarno Suni
** Description changed: Binary package hint: initramfs-tools When generating a new initramfs there is no check for available free space, subsequently its possible for update-initramfs to fail due to a lack of free space. This is resulting in package installation failures for

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-07-21 Thread Gordon
I'm still having this issue on Ubuntu Studio lowlatency kernel updates using the following cmds: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get autoremove sudo apt-get autoclean sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Then it fails, seems to recover, not entirely convinced :( Is there a way to safely increase the boot

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-07-01 Thread Larry Merkle
After running sudo apt-get autoremove I was able to download and install updates without receiving the initramfs error message. -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to initramfs-tools in Ubuntu.

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-07-01 Thread equivalent8
mine df ``` df Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on udev 3997848 0 3997848 0% /dev tmpfs 803444 10096793348 2% /run /dev/dm-1 237116104 208916688 16131576 93% / tmpfs4017208 6892 4010316 1% /dev/shm

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-06-25 Thread Boguslav Vantola
** Changed in: initramfs-tools (Ubuntu) Assignee: Luke Faraone (lfaraone) => Boguslav Vantola (b-vantola) -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to initramfs-tools in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/798414

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-06-14 Thread Marcin
you can always bypass this, just use Terminal and sudo apt-get upgrade command -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to initramfs-tools in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/798414 Title: update-initramfs

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-05-27 Thread Jarno Suni
Fixing these will make the failure less likely to happen: Bug 1357093 Bug 1460396 Bug 1465050 -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to initramfs-tools in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/798414 Title:

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-05-26 Thread Luke Faraone
Fair enough. I've unmarked it as a duplicate. Technically, yes, this bug is about the error message, although the "WORKAROUND" in the description is a bit of a misnomer, since it focuses on resolving the issue that resulted in the error. Updating the copy should be easy enough; I can tackle that

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-05-26 Thread Jarno Suni
Sebastian Nohn, https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/update- manager/+bug/1054927/comments/7 claims unattended-upgrades has been fixed in Xenial (that contains version 0.90). I understand it so that extra kernels should be automatically removed in Xenial. If that is not the case and /boot

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-05-26 Thread Sebastian Nohn
Interpolating the number of bugs to the number of users affected, looking into Google searches for users looking for help solving the problems caused by this, my guess is these are amongst the most annoying open bugs in Ubuntu out there. Is there any chance that any of these bugs will be fixed in

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-05-26 Thread Rod Smith
I agree with Jarno; these three bugs are related, but this one (at least) is not an exact duplicate of the other two. This one is explicitly and exclusively about mkinitramfs, whereas the other two are more general and can be triggered in other ways. (Those two might be duplicates of each other,

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-05-26 Thread Jarno Suni
Luke Faraone, please revert the duplicates, or comment here your justification. -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to initramfs-tools in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/798414 Title: update-initramfs

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-05-26 Thread Jarno Suni
Luke Faraone, I think bug 1357093 and bug 1054927 are not duplicates of this. They are about getting automatic removal of excessive kernels done by default. This bug is about handling the case where /boot is about to fill up better. The bugs affect to different packages. -- You received this bug

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-05-23 Thread Luke Faraone
** Changed in: initramfs-tools Assignee: Timothy Ricks (timothy-ricks) => (unassigned) -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to initramfs-tools in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/798414 Title:

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-05-23 Thread Timothy Ricks
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Re: [Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-05-14 Thread David Gerstmann
Agreed. This is such a large omission that I am tempted to believe it is on purpose. There are workarounds to temporarily fix the problem, but they are so complicated that a novice, such as myself, must employ great effort to find the temporary fixes. This seems to be a very bad way to promote an

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-05-14 Thread Hobson Lane
For those that can no longer run autoremove (like me, above), and don't like messing around int he /boot drive without someone else giving them reassurance, here's what I did: # figure out what the oldest kernel files are named (version) so you can delete them: (tp)hobson@hobs-dell:/boot$ ls -al

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-05-14 Thread Hobson Lane
REALLY disappointed in Canonical and Ubuntu. Why isn't a bug like this the very top priority of Canonical's development team and the open source community? The bug potentially affects all users and prevents those users from upgrading the kernel, even to plug security holes. Aren't security and

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-05-01 Thread Richard Hansen
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[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-04-27 Thread Kishor Kansara
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[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-04-27 Thread Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre
@Kishor, please do not assign yourself to bugs unless you plan on working on the fix yourself. I increased the minimum size of boot on new installs already (that was bug 1465050), which should help alleviate the problem; there could still be some work done to improve the error message there, but

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-03-28 Thread Andrew
For desktops, I think /boot should be 500MB; however for servers, 250MB still makes sense. -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to initramfs-tools in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/798414 Title:

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-03-20 Thread Chris Cooper
I know others have said similar but I don't understand why the automatic settings only reserve 250Mb for boot drive. Why not make it 5G then it won't run out of space? or perhaps 5% of the drive space ? I will try to boot off a cd key and adjust mine to overcome this problem. -- You received

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-02-12 Thread Hobson Lane
df -h | grep -E '(10|9)[0-9]%\s+/boot' && sudo apt-get autoremove -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to initramfs-tools in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/798414 Title: update-initramfs should produce a

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-02-11 Thread Jake McGregor
The only thing I can add here (and hopefully I'm not repeating anyone here) is /boot claims to be about 75% full, and I have also seen it 100% on another system of mine. It appears the problem is during the transition between kernel 4.3 and 4.4. I use an encrypted partition on both systems, one of

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-02-02 Thread Ronny Ager-Wick
@dmcnutt USB disks show up here just like other disks in "df", so that's normal. /dev/dm-0 is most likely an encrypted partition. /boot cannot be in an encrypted partition because you need it for decryption. If the disk was just one big encrypted partition, you'd need to boot on a USB stick or

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-02-01 Thread Kishor Kansara
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[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-01-30 Thread Clifford Ruhlman
@Andy Balaam, another thank you! I would also like to second William Burt and everyone else who has said enough already! -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to initramfs-tools in Ubuntu.

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-01-29 Thread william burt
Andy Balaam, thank you indeed. I am a new Ubuntu user, switching from Windows (work). Can't believe this kludge has been going on as long as the comments indicate. Board comments led me to try your fix, and it worked. -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-01-22 Thread Paulo Almeida
Andy Balaam, thank you. That worked! -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to initramfs-tools in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/798414 Title: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-01-21 Thread Markku Vire
I have installed several systems using the encryption option from the graphical installer. I really need to use the full disk encryption and the installer option seems to be the most straightforward way to achieve this. As far as I remember the manual partitioning did not allow to setup LVM, which

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-01-21 Thread Svein Lyshaug
** Changed in: initramfs-tools (Ubuntu) Status: Triaged => Confirmed -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to initramfs-tools in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/798414 Title: update-initramfs should

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-01-13 Thread Svein Lyshaug
** Changed in: initramfs-tools Status: Confirmed => New -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to initramfs-tools in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/798414 Title: update-initramfs should produce a more

Re: [Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-01-07 Thread Doug McNutt
Very helpful Mr. Ager-Wick Its strange that partitions show up as /boot under, somehow under /dev/sda1. I guess that makes sence but I also have a disk reported as /dev/sdb1 /media/kit/UNTITLED which is actually a portable disk tied in by USB connections. (kit is another user) /dev/null/ is

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-01-06 Thread Ronny Ager-Wick
@dmcnutt /boot is usually a separate partition, byt default around 250MB, which is way too small. Use command "df" to see how much space you have left on each partition. if /boot is nearly full, it doesn't help if / has loads of space. -- You received this bug notification because you are a

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-01-06 Thread Ronny Ager-Wick
Completely agree with @grey - it is unacceptable that such a simple thing will consistently create problems for ALL ubuntu users, many of which will not be comfortable with entering "sudo apt-get -y autoremove" or whatever in terminal. I do understand the issue though - each kernel is a separate

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2016-01-06 Thread Kenneth Bingham
I second ~grey's assertion. I installed Wily 15.10 only a few weeks ago and accepted the default /boot partition size suggested for use with LVM and today was unable to perform a routine package upgrade due to a lack of free space on /boot. I was able to work around the problem by first listing

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2015-12-28 Thread Greyed
4+ years and still not fixed. And no, to the many people who have listed how to "fix" it via apt commands, that is not a fix, that is a kludge. APT (in its myriad forms) is a package manager. That means these kernel packages should be managed. So here are the facts. 1: Ubuntu now suggests for

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2015-12-20 Thread Doug McNutt
I have found a problem several times running updates which are coming more and more often. That's probably good for security but the automated attempt to update adds a bunch of files to a root level directory, like this: lenovo[~]> cd /boot lenovo[/boot]> ls -l total 92010 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2015-12-19 Thread Jeroen
Like #84, I ran into this issue after only a few weeks of running a standard Ubuntu installation with full disk encryption. -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to initramfs-tools in Ubuntu.

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2015-12-19 Thread Hobson Lane
Like #86, but for me it took 3 weeks. Depends on number of kernel patches released after initial install. The OS should `sudo apt-get autoclean` instead of crash. Fine to "notify" user of the inadequate default boot partition size, but definitely not OK to scare them with a "Crash" notice every

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2015-12-10 Thread Ads20000
Surely the installation process should automatically remove the oldest kernel before installing the newest one if there isn't enough space to install the newest one? -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2015-12-09 Thread David Jones
I think this is a pretty serious issue because if you select Full Disk Encryption when install Ubuntu a very small (~250e6 byte) partition is created. Each kernel update creates another (~30e6 byte) initrd.img file and you quickly run out of space (only enough space for about 4 kernel upgrades).

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2015-12-08 Thread Joe
** Changed in: initramfs-tools Assignee: (unassigned) => Joe (jrhodgeneo74) -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to initramfs-tools in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/798414 Title: update-initramfs

[Touch-packages] [Bug 798414] Re: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space

2015-12-08 Thread Richard Hansen
** Changed in: initramfs-tools Assignee: Joe (jrhodgeneo74) => (unassigned) ** No longer affects: initramfs-tools ** Also affects: initramfs-tools Importance: Undecided Status: New ** Changed in: initramfs-tools Status: New => Confirmed -- You received this bug

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