upgrade failed, probably too little /boot space. Can send further if needed

Bug #515025 reported by capinot on 2010-01-31
This bug affects 2 people
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initramfs-tools (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: initramfs-tools

New Install of 9.10 server with lvm on raid1. Used 64bit server iso the first time, alternate 64bit the second and subsequent tries.

Had 44Mb /boot (what was assigned automatically on the first try before a disk failure (unrelated to this report).

After install ran update manager - downloaded 200+ updates All but the last installed w/o problems.


E: dpkg was interrupted, you must run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem
E:_cache->open() failed, please report.

dpkg log quit at:
status half-configured initramfs-tools 0.92bubuntu53

I managed to work around by rm'ing previous 2.6.31-14 vmlinuz and initrd.img to free up /boot space and then:
'dpkg --configure -a' went to completion.

Soo.... need to check for disk space before trying to upgrade initramfs-tools with new kernel image.

When this happened the first time, I rebooted and came up with no file system (almost none) and shell, but w/o any log files or othe pointers didn't know where to go. So did complete re-install, only to find the same problem.

Luckily, I persisted and figured it out this time.

ProblemType: Package
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Jan 30 20:33:31 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ErrorMessage: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Package: initramfs-tools 0.92bubuntu53
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-17.54-generic
SourcePackage: initramfs-tools
Title: package initramfs-tools 0.92bubuntu53 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-17-generic x86_64

capinot (g-gunsalus) wrote :
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Thanks for your report

I'm closing it because the error was due to "gzip: stdout: No space left on device" . This is not a bug with Ubuntu.
Don't hesitate to submit any new bug.

Changed in initramfs-tools (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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