Filesystem full: /dev/sda1 after update to 142

Hi team,

since Dec 2014 I have been running several ipfire boxes based on pcengines apu 1d4 hardware and continuously updated since then - with only minor intermittent issues, everything was running fine.

This week, after the update to Core Level 142 , I noticed the message

Filesystem full: /dev/sda1 Free=9% !

on the admin web interface.

The status of the partitions is as follows:

**Device** **Mounted on** **Size** **Used** **Free** **Percentage**
devtmpfs /dev 1999M 1M 1999M 1%
tmpfs /dev/shm 2008M 1M 2008M 1%
tmpfs /run 2008M 1M 2008M 1%
/dev/sda3 / 1952M 1383M 452M 76%
/dev/sda1 /boot 64M 55M 6M 91%
/dev/sda4 /var 11958M 1556M 9772M 14%
none /var/lock 8M 1M 8M 1%
none /var/log/vnstat 2008M 1M 2008M 1%
none /var/log/rrd 2008M 46M 1963M 3%

What’s the recommended action in this case, is there a way to clean up sda1, try to change the partition sizes or should I perform a clean install of ipfire with different partition sizes after backing up the settings?

Thanks in advance for you help, stay safe, stay healthy!

Greetings from Berlin!


I think I had something similar. I ended up making a backup and rebuilding the IPFire box.

Thanks Jon, I will consider it!

maybe you have lots of files on your boot partition that don’t belong. This will list all of boot:

ls -alR /boot

Hi Jon,
the biggest files on that partition are in /boot itself:

[root@ipfire-berlin ~]# ls -la /boot
total 50860
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root     4096 Mar 18 22:07 .
drwxr-xr-x 22 root root     4096 Mar 17  2019 ..
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   163993 Mar 12 13:13 config-4.14.173-ipfire
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   163611 Mar 12 13:02 config-4.14.173-ipfire-pae
drwxr-xr-x  5 root root     4096 Mar 18 22:06 grub
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 17758560 Mar 12 13:17 initramfs-4.14.173-ipfire.img
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 18329428 Mar 18 22:08 initramfs-4.14.173-ipfire-pae.img
drwx------  2 root root    16384 Jul 21  2014 lost+found
-rw-r--r--  1 root root      951 Feb 28  2015 old-grub-config
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  2772897 Mar 12 13:13
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  2821141 Mar 12 13:02
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  4942784 Mar 12 13:13 vmlinuz-4.14.173-ipfire
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  4997088 Mar 12 13:02 vmlinuz-4.14.173-ipfire-pae

Can any of those be removed without causing damage?



Marcus, I dont have the -pae files in /boot … my /dev/sda1 is 110M but yours is 64M

@sucram, PAE is advisable, even with less than 4 GB RAM, because it reduces the risk of spurious executables being run. I run it with 2 GB RAM.

Your installation is rather old, if you have only 64 MB in /boot and simply won’t cope with contemporary kernels. A backup followed by fresh install is the only advisable way forward

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Thanks Rodney.

I have just read (in German) which comes to the same conclusion.