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 automated or scripted version of - $ sudo purge-old-kernels instead of just crashing my whole enchilada? I simply just don't understand the Ubuntu cultural or technical limitations that have kept this from happening. First I have to install Janitor with Ubuntu Tweaks on 12.04 - 14.04 LTS and delete all but the two latest older versions and now with 16.04 I must install Byobu Terminal (which thing I like very much anyway on most linux flavors lately) and manually type - $ sudo purge-old-kernels 5x - each time I attempt an upgrade of a base install and 4 ea. KVM virtual machines. Oops, I forgot the one on the hypervisor... CRASH! Arrrggghhhh! Grub / advanced / recover to an older kernel - $ sudo apt-get install -f Thanks to the entire community for such an otherwise wonderful thing that Ubuntu, Lubuntu, etc. is! (...Hmm, ask the Webmin folks to add a script that does this perhaps?) Thanks!
-- 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/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