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I've only had Ubuntu for a couple of months so please be gentle as I'm a complete noob here. I'm getting the boot full warning that seems to have plagued many on here, but none of the answers seem to work. I have tried removing old kernels from the terminal and with synaptic. It seems as though many are half installed, but they cannot be repaired as there is no room; bit of a vicious circle. I hope this makes sense to someone.

Please help,

Matt

mitchell@mitchell-Inspiron-530:~$ sudo apt-get install -f
Reading package lists... Done
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED
linux-image-extra-4.2.0-30-generic linux-image-extra-4.2.0-34-generic
linux-image-extra-4.2.0-35-generic linux-image-extra-4.2.0-36-generic
linux-image-extra-4.2.0-41-generic
0 to upgrade, 0 to newly install, 5 to remove and 0 not to upgrade.
8 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 808 MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
(Reading database ... 216763 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing linux-image-extra-4.2.0-30-generic (4.2.0-30.36~14.04.1) ...
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/apt-auto-removal 4.2.0-30-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.2.0-30-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools 4.2.0-30-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.2.0-30-generic
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.2.0-30-generic

gzip: stdout: No space left on device
E: mkinitramfs failure cpio 141 gzip 1
update-initramfs: failed for /boot/initrd.img-4.2.0-30-generic with 1.
run-parts: /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools exited with return code 1
dpkg: error processing package linux-image-extra-4.2.0-30-generic (--remove):
subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 1
Removing linux-image-extra-4.2.0-34-generic (4.2.0-34.39~14.04.1) ...
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/apt-auto-removal 4.2.0-34-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.2.0-34-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools 4.2.0-34-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.2.0-34-generic
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.2.0-34-generic

gzip: stdout: No space left on device
E: mkinitramfs failure cpio 141 gzip 1
update-initramfs: failed for /boot/initrd.img-4.2.0-34-generic with 1.
run-parts: /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools exited with return code 1
dpkg: error processing package linux-image-extra-4.2.0-34-generic (--remove):
subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 1
Removing linux-image-extra-4.2.0-35-generic (4.2.0-35.40~14.04.1) ...
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/apt-auto-removal 4.2.0-35-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.2.0-35-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools 4.2.0-35-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.2.0-35-generic
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.2.0-35-generic

gzip: stdout: No space left on device
E: mkinitramfs failure cpio 141 gzip 1
update-initramfs: failed for /boot/initrd.img-4.2.0-35-generic with 1.
run-parts: /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools exited with return code 1
dpkg: error processing package linux-image-extra-4.2.0-35-generic (--remove):
subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 1
Removing linux-image-extra-4.2.0-36-generic (4.2.0-36.42~14.04.1) ...
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/apt-auto-removal 4.2.0-36-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.2.0-36-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools 4.2.0-36-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.2.0-36-generic
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.2.0-36-generic

gzip: stdout: No space left on device
E: mkinitramfs failure cpio 141 gzip 1
update-initramfs: failed for /boot/initrd.img-4.2.0-36-generic with 1.
run-parts: /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools exited with return code 1
dpkg: error processing package linux-image-extra-4.2.0-36-generic (--remove):
subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 1
No apport report written because MaxReports has already been reached

Removing linux-image-extra-4.2.0-41-generic (4.2.0-41.48~14.04.1) ...
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/apt-auto-removal 4.2.0-41-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.2.0-41-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools 4.2.0-41-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.2.0-41-generic
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.2.0-41-generic

gzip: stdout: No space left on device
E: mkinitramfs failure cpio 141 gzip 1
update-initramfs: failed for /boot/initrd.img-4.2.0-41-generic with 1.
run-parts: /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools exited with return code 1
dpkg: error processing package linux-image-extra-4.2.0-41-generic (--remove):
subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 1
No apport report written because MaxReports has already been reached

Errors were encountered while processing:
  linux-image-extra-4.2.0-30-generic
  linux-image-extra-4.2.0-34-generic
  linux-image-extra-4.2.0-35-generic
  linux-image-extra-4.2.0-36-generic
  linux-image-extra-4.2.0-41-generic
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)}

Ok not sure about how I edit this post; hopefully this info is what

you asked for Phil.

mitchell@mitchell-Inspiron-530:~$ dpkg -l | grep linux-image pi 
linux-image-4.2.0-30-generic                         
4.2.0-30.36~14.04.1                                 amd64
Linux kernel image for version 4.2.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP ii 
linux-image-4.2.0-34-generic                         
4.2.0-34.39~14.04.1                                 amd64
Linux kernel image for version 4.2.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP ii 
linux-image-4.2.0-35-generic                         
4.2.0-35.40~14.04.1                                 amd64
Linux kernel image for version 4.2.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP ii 
linux-image-4.2.0-36-generic                         
4.2.0-36.42~14.04.1                                 amd64
Linux kernel image for version 4.2.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP pi 
linux-image-4.2.0-38-generic                         
4.2.0-38.45~14.04.1                                 amd64
Linux kernel image for version 4.2.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP ii 
linux-image-4.2.0-41-generic                         
4.2.0-41.48~14.04.1                                 amd64
Linux kernel image for version 4.2.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP ii 
linux-image-4.2.0-42-generic                         
4.2.0-42.49~14.04.1                                 amd64
Linux kernel image for version 4.2.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP rH 
linux-image-extra-4.2.0-30-generic                   
4.2.0-30.36~14.04.1                                 amd64
Linux kernel extra modules for version 4.2.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP rH 
linux-image-extra-4.2.0-34-generic                   
4.2.0-34.39~14.04.1                                 amd64
Linux kernel extra modules for version 4.2.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP rH 
linux-image-extra-4.2.0-35-generic                   
4.2.0-35.40~14.04.1                                 amd64
Linux kernel extra modules for version 4.2.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP rH 
linux-image-extra-4.2.0-36-generic                   
4.2.0-36.42~14.04.1                                 amd64
Linux kernel extra modules for version 4.2.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP ii 
linux-image-extra-4.2.0-38-generic                   
4.2.0-38.45~14.04.1                                 amd64
Linux kernel extra modules for version 4.2.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP rH 
linux-image-extra-4.2.0-41-generic                   
4.2.0-41.48~14.04.1                                 amd64
Linux kernel extra modules for version 4.2.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP iF 
linux-image-extra-4.2.0-42-generic                   
4.2.0-42.49~14.04.1                                 amd64
Linux kernel extra modules for version 4.2.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP iU 
linux-image-generic-lts-wily
                      4.2.0.42.34     
amd64        Generic Linux kernel image`

mitchell@mitchell-Inspiron-530:~$ ls -l /boot total 230705
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  1312643 Feb 26 20:36 abi-4.2.0-30-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  1312645 Mar 11 13:17 abi-4.2.0-34-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  1313029 Mar 18 18:14 abi-4.2.0-35-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  1313407 May 13 22:55 abi-4.2.0-36-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  1313411 Jun  9 11:51 abi-4.2.0-38-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  1313640 Jun 24 19:37 abi-4.2.0-41-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  1313590 Jun 29 23:31 abi-4.2.0-42-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   184896 Feb 26 20:36 config-4.2.0-30-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   184896 Mar 11 13:17 config-4.2.0-34-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   184896 Mar 18 18:14 config-4.2.0-35-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   184896 May 13 22:55 config-4.2.0-36-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   184897 Jun  9 11:51 config-4.2.0-38-generic
 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root   184897 Jun 24 19:37 config-4.2.0-41-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   184934 Jun 29 23:31 config-4.2.0-42-generic 
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root     1024 Jul 16 12:12 grub
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  3325217 Jul  5 17:58 initrd.img-4.2.0-27-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 20661169 Mar 13 13:08 initrd.img-4.2.0-30-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 20661076 Mar 14 17:44 initrd.img-4.2.0-34-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 20678829 Apr  9 18:35 initrd.img-4.2.0-35-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 21373450 Jun 19 13:36 initrd.img-4.2.0-36-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 21372333 Jun 19 13:36 initrd.img-4.2.0-38-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 21374089 Jul  5 17:58 initrd.img-4.2.0-41-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 21372772 Jul 15 18:17 initrd.img-4.2.0-42-generic drwx------ 2 root root    12288 Mar 13
11:13 lost+found
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   176500 Mar 12  2014 memtest86+.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   178176 Mar 12  2014 memtest86+.elf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   178680 Mar 12  2014 memtest86+_multiboot.bin
-rw------- 1 root root  3757557 Feb 26 20:36 System.map-4.2.0-30-generic
-rw------- 1 root root  3757656 Mar 11 13:17 System.map-4.2.0-34-generic
-rw------- 1 root root  3758162 Mar 18 18:14 System.map-4.2.0-35-generic
-rw------- 1 root root  3758996 May 13 22:55 System.map-4.2.0-36-generic
-rw------- 1 root root  3759342 Jun  9 11:51 System.map-4.2.0-38-generic
-rw------- 1 root root  3759492 Jun 24 19:37 System.map-4.2.0-41-generic
-rw------- 1 root root  3760051 Jun 29 23:31 System.map-4.2.0-42-generic
-rw------- 1 root root  6715312 Feb 26 20:36 vmlinuz-4.2.0-30-generic
-rw------- 1 root root  6716080 Mar 11 13:17 vmlinuz-4.2.0-34-generic
-rw------- 1 root root  6731856 Mar 18 18:14 vmlinuz-4.2.0-35-generic
-rw------- 1 root root  6732816 May 13 22:55 vmlinuz-4.2.0-36-generic
-rw------- 1 root root  6732272 Jun  9 11:51 vmlinuz-4.2.0-38-generic
-rw------- 1 root root  6734768 Jun 24 19:37 vmlinuz-4.2.0-41-generic
-rw------- 1 root root  6736496 Jun 29 23:31 vmlinuz-4.2.0-42-generic`

mitchell@mitchell-Inspiron-530:~$ df -h 
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev            2.0G  4.0K  2.0G   1% /dev tmpfs
396M  1.5M  394M   1% /run /dev/dm-0       290G   50G  225G  19% /
none            4.0K     0  4.0K   0% /sys/fs/cgroup none           
5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock none            2.0G   76K  2.0G   1% /run/shm none            100M   40K  100M   1% /run/user /dev/sda1    
236M  234M     0 100% /boot

mitchell@mitchell-Inspiron-530:~$ uname -r
4.2.0-42-generic`

marked as duplicate by Eliah Kagan, Charles Green, Kevin Bowen, muru, karel Aug 25 '17 at 5:36

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  • please add the following information to your question: dpkg -l | grep linux-image, ls -l /boot, df -h and uname -r – Phillip -Zyan K Lee- Stockmann Jul 17 '16 at 20:36
  • can't you uninstall a big programme like chrome, firefox or libreoffice, fix the kernels and then reinstall the programme? EDIT: only works if /boot and /usr are on your root partition – spacelander Jul 17 '16 at 21:27
  • Thanks for the reply. It's late here now, but i'll give it a go tomorrow and let you know. – Doughbun Jul 17 '16 at 21:31
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It seems you are affected by a this bug. Please login to launchpad.net and mark that you are affected, so that the bug will be marked as confirmed.

See also my question about similar issue and my answer to it.

See Community Help Wiki for general information about removing extra kernels.

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