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My previous to last update was showing the following warning:

Generating grub configuration file ...
Warning: Setting GRUB_TIMEOUT to a non-zero value when GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT is set is no longer supported.

The last update was showing errors from this point on:

Processing triggers for ureadahead (0.100.0-16) ...
ureadahead will be reprofiled on next reboot
Setting up libwnck-3-common (3.4.7-0ubuntu3.1) ...
Setting up libwnck-3-0:amd64 (3.4.7-0ubuntu3.1) ...
Setting up linux-image-3.13.0-52-generic (3.13.0-52.85) ...
Running depmod.
update-initramfs: deferring update (hook will be called later)
Examining /etc/kernel/postinst.d.
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/apt-auto-removal 3.13.0-52-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-52-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools 3.13.0-52-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-52-generic
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-52-generic

gzip: stdout: No space left on device
E: mkinitramfs failure cpio 141 gzip 1
update-initramfs: failed for /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-52-generic with 1.
run-parts: /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools exited with return code 1
Failed to process /etc/kernel/postinst.d at /var/lib/dpkg/info/linux-image-3.13.0-52-generic.postinst line 1025.
dpkg: error processing package linux-image-3.13.0-52-generic (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
Setting up ppp (2.4.5-5.1ubuntu2.2) ...
Setting up dnsmasq-base (2.68-1ubuntu0.1) ...
Setting up gir1.2-wnck-3.0 (3.4.7-0ubuntu3.1) ...
No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a previous failure.
                          No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a previous failure.
                                                    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-image-extra-3.13.0-52-generic:
 linux-image-extra-3.13.0-52-generic depends on linux-image-3.13.0-52-generic; however:
  Package linux-image-3.13.0-52-generic is not configured yet.

dpkg: error processing package linux-image-extra-3.13.0-52-generic (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-image-generic:
 linux-image-generic depends on linux-image-3.13.0-52-generic; however:
  Package linux-image-3.13.0-52-generic is not configured yet.
 linux-image-generic depends on linux-image-extra-3.13.0-52-generic; however:
  Package linux-image-extra-3.13.0-52-generic is not configured yet.

dpkg: error processing package linux-image-generic (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Setting up linux-headers-3.13.0-52 (3.13.0-52.85) ...
Setting up linux-headers-3.13.0-52-generic (3.13.0-52.85) ...
Setting up linux-headers-generic (3.13.0.52.59) ...
No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                              dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-generic:
 linux-generic depends on linux-image-generic (= 3.13.0.52.59); however:
  Package linux-image-generic is not configured yet.

dpkg: error processing package linux-generic (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Setting up linux-libc-dev:amd64 (3.13.0-52.85) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.19-0ubuntu6.6) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
 linux-image-3.13.0-52-generic
 linux-image-extra-3.13.0-52-generic
 linux-image-generic
 linux-generic
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Results of df -h :

Filesystem                  Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root 291G   16G 261G   6%  / 
none                        4,0K     0 4,0K   0%  /sys/fs/cgroup 
udev                        1,4G  4,0K 1,4G   1%  /dev 
tmpfs                       288M  1,2M 287M   1%  /run 
none                        5,0M     0 5,0M   0%  /run/lock 
none                        1,5G  272K 1,5G   1%  /run/shm 
none                        100M   48K 100M   1%  /run/user 
/dev/sda1                   236M  208M  16M  94%  /boot 
/home/mama/.Private         291G   16G 261G   6%  /home/mama

Any help please?

marked as duplicate by karel, muru, Eric Carvalho, Jan, Pabi May 13 '15 at 5:53

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  • what can I do to fix this proble? – Giulo Figlio May 6 '15 at 3:55
  • @karel I think the deps problem is due to them running out of disk space somewhere since gzip says so in the error trace back – Thomas Ward May 6 '15 at 4:13
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    thanks for answering, but do you mean the hard drive is full? cause I just checked and there are more than 300 Gb empty. does ubunto create a special partition to use when upgrading? – Giulo Figlio May 6 '15 at 5:38
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    Do you have a separate /boot? Add to the question the output of df -h, please. – Rmano May 6 '15 at 9:04
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    df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root 291G 16G 261G 6% / none 4,0K 0 4,0K 0% /sys/fs/cgroup udev 1,4G 4,0K 1,4G 1% /dev tmpfs 288M 1,2M 287M 1% /run none 5,0M 0 5,0M 0% /run/lock none 1,5G 272K 1,5G 1% /run/shm none 100M 48K 100M 1% /run/user /dev/sda1 236M 208M 16M 94% /boot /home/mama/.Private 291G 16G 261G 6% /home/mama – Giulo Figlio May 7 '15 at 14:46
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Your filesystem may be out of inodes. Use 'df -i' to check. If IUse% is 100% on root (/) file system, this is the case. This could be because old kernels do not get automatically uninstalled. Refer to How to remove old kernel versions automatically? or Removing old kernel entries in Grub

  • df -i Filesystem Inodes IUsed IFree IUse% Mounted on /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root 19333120 360571 18972549 2% / none 368528 2 368526 1% /sys/fs/cgroup udev 364598 527 364071 1% /dev tmpfs 368528 545 367983 1% /run none 368528 4 368524 1% /run/lock none 368528 7 368521 1% /run/shm none 368528 28 368500 1% /run/user /dev/sda1 62248 325 61923 1% /boot – Giulo Figlio May 7 '15 at 14:53
  • df -i shows you are not out of inodes. df -h shows problem is /boot is nearly full. – Chris Good May 8 '15 at 21:56

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