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How do I add space to my /boot directory? Every time I try to upgrade I am told that I need 20MB more space (for a total of about 80MB), and I have already run commands to free up all unused kernels and headers. I have 60MB free, and am currently using 40MB. I am really stuck. Please help.

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marked as duplicate by karel, david6, Warren Hill, Avinash Raj, Alvar Mar 13 '14 at 21:00

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You can always use gparted to extend your /boot partition.

For more information refer this question How do I resize my /boot partition?

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I have already tried gparted Karthik, thank you for your contribution though. What I did end up doing though, was backing up all of my important stuffs and what nots, and then I downloaded saucy salamander and used the start up disk creator to burn the .iso to my USB, then I booted to the USB. Once there, I chose install, answered the prompted information, revived my important stuffs from ubuntu one and my external hard drive, and finally formatted my USB. One ccould of course leave it on there if they wanted to boot into linux using the live USB on a different computer. – user257679 Mar 13 '14 at 2:08
Just out of curiosity, why did you choose to reinstall the entire system, when you could have easily increased the boot partition size and then upgraded. – Hashken Mar 13 '14 at 2:10

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