File system full: /dev/sda1 free=0%


after upgrading from core 141 to core 144 my /boot partition is full (0% free). It was 8% free before the update. Is there something i can delete on /boot?

[root@proxy ~]# df -h
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
devtmpfs        6.0G  4.0K  6.0G   1% /dev
tmpfs           6.0G   12K  6.0G   1% /dev/shm
tmpfs           6.0G  980K  6.0G   1% /run
/dev/sda3       2.0G  1.5G  369M  80% /
/dev/sda1        59M   55M     0 100% /boot
/dev/sda4       272G  6.6G  252G   3% /var
/var/lock       8.0M   12K  8.0M   1% /var/lock
none            6.0G   16K  6.0G   1% /var/log/vnstat
none            6.0G   32M  5.9G   1% /var/log/rrd

[root@proxy ~]# ll /boot
total 51032
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   163993 Mar 12 13:13 config-4.14.173-ipfire
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   163611 Apr 24 01:51 config-4.14.173-ipfire-pae
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root     4096 May 21 16:52 grub
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 17758560 Mar 12 13:17 initramfs-4.14.173-ipfire.img
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 18602676 May 21 16:53 initramfs-4.14.173-ipfire-pae.img
drwx------ 2 root root    16384 May  7  2015 lost+found
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  2772897 Mar 12 13:13
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  2821121 Apr 24 01:51
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  4942784 Mar 12 13:13 vmlinuz-4.14.173-ipfire
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  4995840 Apr 24 01:51 vmlinuz-4.14.173-ipfire-pae

THanks for helping out

Hello Sascha - Welcome to the IPFire community.

I had a similar issue with a different partition. Sorry to say the best solution would be to make a backup, rebuild your IPFire box and restore.


what about the -pae files,. do i need them or can they maybe also be deleted?


Your best option is to go to x86_64 version, if your hardware supports it, for the now necessary reinstallation. Separate PAE kernels are not used there.

If you need to stay with i586, then the PAE files are strongly advised, because they increase security, even with less than 4 GB RAM A reinstallation will create a /boot of 124 MiB, which gives ample headroom.

I have the same situation and I see that release 146 will have a new kernel as part of the update.
After reading through the posts and documentation I feel somewhat confident in doing a reinstall.

To confirm the steps: backup the current system (I assumes this will save all the firewall settings and rules), backup the addons, shutdown and reboot the new 64 bit ISO, run through the installation procedure, apply system backup, install addons, and apply addon backups.

Fingers crossed we are back in business.

Have I missed anything?

If your systems support x86_64 it is a good time to update. core146 will not ship the pae kernel anymore so if you have more than 4GB you have to migrate in every case.

i586 is legacy! The kernel is not really tested anymore, because the developers and most user / distros not use 32bit anymore.

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