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 test in the installation procedure and remove the oldest unused kernel, if disk space is low, before installing the new version.
-- 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 space Status in initramfs-tools: Confirmed Status in initramfs-tools package in Ubuntu: In Progress Bug description: 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 initramfs-tools. For example: Setting up initramfs-tools (0.98.8ubuntu3) ... update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated) Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ... update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.38-8-generic gzip: stdout: No space left on device E: mkinitramfs failure cpio 141 gzip 1 update-initramfs: failed for /boot/initrd.img-2.6.38-8-generic dpkg: error processing initramfs-tools (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 WORKAROUND: Remove unused kernels using computer janitor (not in repositories for 14.04 or later) or manually free space on your partition containing the /boot file system. See instructions here https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/Documentation/RemoveOldKernels To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/initramfs-tools/+bug/798414/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp