Re: 100% disk space on boot is in use?

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On 6/29/06, Mikkel L. Ellertson <[email protected]> wrote:
> Heikki Pesonen wrote:
> > After trying other distros I recently installed Fedora Core 5 which I
> > like very much.
> > But every time I start Fedora a message appears: "100% disk space on
> > boot is in use". Does that be a problem in the future?

> What it is telling you is that the /boot partition is full. This may
> be a problem when you go to install a new kernel. You can find out
> where your /boot partition is by running "mount | grep boot".

[[email protected] ~]$ mount | grep /boot
/dev/hdb1 on /boot type ext3 (rw)

> take a look at the /boot directory on your system
> to see what is all in there.

If you post the output of "ls /boot"
[[email protected] fossiili]# ls /boot
config-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5       pup001
config-2.6.17-1.2139_FC5      pup_save.3fs
dev_save                      System.map-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5
grub                          System.map-2.6.17-1.2139_FC5
initrd-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5.img  vmlinuz-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5
initrd-2.6.17-1.2139_FC5.img  vmlinuz-2.6.17-1.2139_FC5
lost+found
[[email protected] fossiili]#

> and "cat /boot/grub/grub.conf" and we can poit out files you may
> safely delete.
[[email protected] grub]# cat grub.conf
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE:  You have a /boot partition.  This means that
#          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
#          root (hd1,0)
#          kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
#          initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hda
default=0
timeout=5
splashimage=(hd1,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title Fedora Core (2.6.17-1.2139_FC5)
        root (hd1,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.17-1.2139_FC5 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
        initrd /initrd-2.6.17-1.2139_FC5.img
title Fedora Core ( 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5)
        root (hd1,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
        initrd /initrd-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5.img
title WinXP
        rootnoverify (hd0,2)
        chainloader +1
[[email protected] grub]#

THANK YOU for your clear and simple advice! The problem is related with the nice and reliable Puppy Linux liveCD.  "pup001" is it's previous versions save file of the size 75.9 MB safely remowe.


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