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Getting an error message when I start up; the volume "boot"

Customer Question

Getting an error message when I start up; the volume "boot" has 0 bytes diskspace remaining.
JA: Just to clarify, how often have you been getting this particular message?
Customer: 2 or 3 weeks, have been ignoring it mostly.
JA: Have you installed any updates recently?
Customer: no
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Customer: ok
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Kamil Anwar replied 11 days ago.

Can you access terminal?

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Expert:  Kamil Anwar replied 11 days ago.

type the following command please, and paste the results:

dpkg --get-selections | grep "linux-image-[[:digit:]].*" | tr "\t" ";" | cut -d ";" -f1

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
[email protected]:~$ dpkg --get-selections | grep "linux-image-[[:digit:]]." | tr "\t" ";" |cut -d ";" -f1
linux-image-4.4.0-31-generic
linux-image-4.4.0-59-generic
linux-image-4.4.0-62-generic
linux-image-4.4.0-63-generic
linux-image-4.4.0-64-generic
linux-image-4.4.0-66-generic
linux-image-4.4.0-71-generic
linux-image-4.4.0-72-generic
linux-image-4.4.0-75-generic
[email protected]:~$
Expert:  Kamil Anwar replied 11 days ago.

type uname -r

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
4.4.0-72-generic
Expert:  Kamil Anwar replied 11 days ago.

now type:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-4.4.0-31-generic

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
linux-image-extra-4.4.0-31-generic : Depends: linux-image-4.4.0-31-generic but it is not going to be installed
linux-image-extra-4.4.0-77-generic : Depends: linux-image-4.4.0-77-generic but it is not going to be installed
linux-image-generic : Depends: linux-image-4.4.0-77-generic but it is not going to be installedlinux-signed-image-4.4.0-77-generic : Depends: linux-image-4.4.0-77-generic (= 4.4.0-77.98) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
Expert:  Kamil Anwar replied 11 days ago.

type:

sudo apt-get autoclean && sudo apt-get autoremove

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
linux-image-extra-4.4.0-77-generic : Depends: linux-image-4.4.0-77-generic but it is not installed
linux-image-generic : Depends: linux-image-4.4.0-77-generic but it is not installed
linux-signed-image-4.4.0-77-generic : Depends: linux-image-4.4.0-77-generic (= 4.4.0-77.98) but it is not installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try using -f.
Expert:  Kamil Anwar replied 11 days ago.

df -h

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
udev 3.9G 0 3.9G 0% /dev
tmpfs 788M 9.5M 779M 2% /run
/dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root 450G 13G 414G 4% /
tmpfs 3.9G 216K 3.9G 1% /dev/shm
tmpfs 5.0M 4.0K 5.0M 1% /run/lock
tmpfs 3.9G 0 3.9G 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/sda2 473M 472M 0 100% /boot
/dev/sda1 511M 3.6M 508M 1% /boot/efi
tmpfs 788M 44K 788M 1% /run/user/1000
/dev/sdc1 2.8T 288M 2.8T 1% /media/dave/My Passport2
Expert:  Kamil Anwar replied 11 days ago.

can you reboot and check if the warning is still there

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
sure
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Same message
Expert:  Kamil Anwar replied 11 days ago.

Is it a virtual machine?

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
no
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
No, guess I'll just reinstall .
Expert:  Kamil Anwar replied 11 days ago.

I am checking something on my machine, please give me a few mins. I need to test scripts before i send you.

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Ok
Expert:  Kamil Anwar replied 11 days ago.

can you do ls /boot

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
abi-4.4.0-31-generic memtest86+.bin
abi-4.4.0-59-generic memtest86+.elf
abi-4.4.0-62-generic memtest86+_multiboot.bin
abi-4.4.0-63-generic System.map-4.4.0-31-generic
abi-4.4.0-64-generic System.map-4.4.0-59-generic
abi-4.4.0-66-generic System.map-4.4.0-62-generic
abi-4.4.0-71-generic System.map-4.4.0-63-generic
abi-4.4.0-72-generic System.map-4.4.0-64-generic
abi-4.4.0-75-generic System.map-4.4.0-66-generic
config-4.4.0-31-generic System.map-4.4.0-71-generic
config-4.4.0-59-generic System.map-4.4.0-72-generic
config-4.4.0-62-generic System.map-4.4.0-75-generic
config-4.4.0-63-generic vmlinuz-4.4.0-31-generic
config-4.4.0-64-generic vmlinuz-4.4.0-59-generic
config-4.4.0-66-generic vmlinuz-4.4.0-59-generic.efi.signed
config-4.4.0-71-generic vmlinuz-4.4.0-62-generic
config-4.4.0-72-generic vmlinuz-4.4.0-62-generic.efi.signed
config-4.4.0-75-generic vmlinuz-4.4.0-63-generic
efi vmlinuz-4.4.0-63-generic.efi.signed
grub vmlinuz-4.4.0-64-generic
initrd.img-4.4.0-31-generic vmlinuz-4.4.0-64-generic.efi.signed
initrd.img-4.4.0-59-generic vmlinuz-4.4.0-66-generic
initrd.img-4.4.0-62-generic vmlinuz-4.4.0-66-generic.efi.signed
initrd.img-4.4.0-63-generic vmlinuz-4.4.0-71-generic
initrd.img-4.4.0-64-generic vmlinuz-4.4.0-71-generic.efi.signed
initrd.img-4.4.0-66-generic vmlinuz-4.4.0-72-generic
initrd.img-4.4.0-71-generic vmlinuz-4.4.0-72-generic.efi.signed
initrd.img-4.4.0-72-generic vmlinuz-4.4.0-75-generic
lost+found
Expert:  Kamil Anwar replied 11 days ago.

dpkg -l linux-* | awk '/^ii/{ print $2 }'

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
linux-base
linux-firmware
linux-headers-4.4.0-31
linux-headers-4.4.0-31-generic
linux-headers-4.4.0-59
linux-headers-4.4.0-59-generic
linux-headers-4.4.0-62
linux-headers-4.4.0-62-generic
linux-headers-4.4.0-63
linux-headers-4.4.0-63-generic
linux-headers-4.4.0-64
linux-headers-4.4.0-64-generic
linux-headers-4.4.0-66
linux-headers-4.4.0-66-generic
linux-headers-4.4.0-71
linux-headers-4.4.0-71-generic
linux-headers-4.4.0-72
linux-headers-4.4.0-72-generic
linux-headers-4.4.0-75
linux-headers-4.4.0-75-generic
linux-headers-4.4.0-77
linux-headers-4.4.0-77-generic
linux-headers-generic
linux-image-4.4.0-31-generic
linux-image-4.4.0-59-generic
linux-image-4.4.0-62-generic
linux-image-4.4.0-63-generic
linux-image-4.4.0-64-generic
linux-image-4.4.0-66-generic
linux-image-4.4.0-71-generic
linux-image-4.4.0-72-generic
linux-image-extra-4.4.0-31-generic
linux-image-extra-4.4.0-59-generic
linux-image-extra-4.4.0-62-generic
linux-image-extra-4.4.0-63-generic
linux-image-extra-4.4.0-64-generic
linux-image-extra-4.4.0-66-generic
linux-image-extra-4.4.0-71-generic
linux-libc-dev:amd64
linux-signed-image-4.4.0-59-generic
linux-signed-image-4.4.0-62-generic
linux-signed-image-4.4.0-63-generic
linux-signed-image-4.4.0-64-generic
linux-signed-image-4.4.0-66-generic
linux-signed-image-4.4.0-71-generic
linux-signed-image-4.4.0-72-generic
linux-sound-base
Expert:  Kamil Anwar replied 11 days ago.

dpkg -l linux-{image,headers}-"[0-9]*" | awk '/^ii/{ print $2}' | grep -v -e `uname -r | cut -f1,2 -d"-"` | grep -e '[0-9]'

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -l linux-{image,headers}-"[0-9]*" | awk "/^ii/{print $2}' | grep -v -e 'uname -r | cut -f1,2 -d"-" | grep -e '[0-9]'
>
Expert:  Kamil Anwar replied 11 days ago.

hit ctrl + c and tell me if it returns back to normal prompt

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