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I currently can't update my release as there is not enough space on boot. I just have the one kernel version there, but seem to have both the Generic and Low Latency versions. uname -r just shows


ls -lah /boot shows

-rw-r--r--  1 root root 899K Oct  2 00:00 abi-3.8.0-32-generic
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 899K Oct  7 09:27 abi-3.8.0-32-lowlatency
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 152K Oct  2 00:00 config-3.8.0-32-generic
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 152K Oct  7 09:27 config-3.8.0-32-lowlatency
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root 2.0K Jan  1  1970 efi
drwxr-xr-x  5 root root 1.0K Oct 22 10:05 grub
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  32M Oct 22 09:51 initrd.img-3.8.0-32-generic
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  32M Oct 22 10:05 initrd.img-3.8.0-32-lowlatency
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root  12K Feb 25  2013 lost+found
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 173K Dec  5  2012 memtest86+.bin
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 175K Dec  5  2012 memtest86+_multiboot.bin
-rw-------  1 root root 3.0M Oct  2 00:00
-rw-------  1 root root 3.0M Oct  7 09:27
-rw-------  1 root root 5.2M Oct  2 00:00 vmlinuz-3.8.0-32-generic
-rw-------  1 root root 5.2M Oct  7 09:27 vmlinuz-3.8.0-32-lowlatency

So what can I do to allow me to update? Apparently I need 174m on boot and am 40m short.

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possible duplicate of How do I free up more space in /boot? – Joren Oct 22 '13 at 9:58
Unfortunately not. The answers to that post don't apply to this question. – Webalistic Oct 22 '13 at 10:02
Do you really need the -lowlatency kernel? If not, you can just remove it to free up space: sudo apt-get remove --purge linux-image-3.8.0-32-lowlatency linux-headers-3.8.0-32-lowlatency. – errikos Oct 22 '13 at 10:08
That's kind of the whole question. System Information shows Low Latency as the one being used as does uname -r. In the hd root initrd.img.old links to the generic kernel. So it it safe to remove the generic kernel or will it kill my machine? – Webalistic Oct 22 '13 at 11:13

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