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I partitioned a 1 GB boot partition when I installed 12.04. Every update that installs a new kernel adds to the content of the boot partition. Soon it will be filled. Does Ubuntu overwrite or purge old unused files in the boot partition automatically?

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No, Ubuntu doesn't overwrite or purge old kernel versions or unused files automatically.

To remove old kernel versions and other unused files, you can use Ubuntu-Tweak. To install it run next commands in terminal (it is not available from the standard repositories):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

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