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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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Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Kamil Anwar replied 2 months ago.

Can you access terminal?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Expert:  Kamil Anwar replied 2 months ago.

type the following command please, and paste the results:

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

Customer: replied 2 months 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 2 months ago.

type uname -r

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
4.4.0-72-generic
Expert:  Kamil Anwar replied 2 months ago.

now type:

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

Customer: replied 2 months 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 2 months ago.

type:

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

Customer: replied 2 months 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 2 months ago.

df -h

Customer: replied 2 months 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 2 months ago.

can you reboot and check if the warning is still there

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
sure
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Same message
Expert:  Kamil Anwar replied 2 months ago.

Is it a virtual machine?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
no
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No, guess I'll just reinstall .
Expert:  Kamil Anwar replied 2 months 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 2 months ago.
Ok
Expert:  Kamil Anwar replied 2 months ago.

can you do ls /boot

Customer: replied 2 months 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 2 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago.

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