Kernel clean up on 8.04 upgrade

Bug #240700 reported by Lopo Lencastre de Almeida
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24 (Ubuntu)
In Progress

Bug Description

When upgrading the system it starts to break on the linux-ubuntu-modules.
Another side effect was that on reboot I lost my Wireless network and that is the only way I connect to the network.

At start I didn't get why this happens but after going to the CLI and running apt-get upgrade the message turn to be much more clear.

There was lack of space in the /boot partition so there was no more room to install the upgrade.
I use a partition with more or less 100MB for the /boot directory.

When looking to the /boot dir I notice that I have there 6 kernel packs.
In previous Ubuntu versions I only have two consecutive kernel packs installed.

Problem was solved removing the older kernel packs and editing the GRUB menu.lst file.

This is a bug hence most "users" will never go to the CLI or have the knowledge to solve the issue the way I did. And the desktop version is not for savvy users, right?

ProblemType: Package
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Jun 17 14:44:26 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
ErrorMessage: subprocesso post-installation script retornou erro do status de saída 1
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Package: linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-19-generic 2.6.24-19.27
PackageArchitecture: i386
SourcePackage: linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24
Title: package linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-19-generic 2.6.24-19.27 failed to install/upgrade: subprocesso post-installation script retornou erro do status de saída 1
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-18-generic i686

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Lopo Lencastre de Almeida (humaneasy) wrote :
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Leann Ogasawara (leannogasawara) wrote :

Hi Lopo,

This issue is being addressed with the following proposal:


Changed in linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24:
status: New → In Progress
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SoloTurn (soloturn) wrote :

it would even help if one could remove old kernels with a gui, because the user/admin knows which ones she uses.

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