If you have a separate “/boot” partition …

Thoughts on computing

Check the size of “/boot”.  This is particularly for opensuse users.

I have a 100M “/boot” partition on some older computers, and I recently ran into problems.  I had configured one such system for tumbleweed.  And when tumbleweed wanted to install a new kernel, I ran out of space in “/boot”.  For a fuller discussion, see the opensuse forum thread “My first tumbleweed mishap“.

This turned out to be due to the combination of two factors:

  • opensuse 12.3 is now configured for multiple kernels;
  • the size of the “initrd” file required for each kernel has grown a lot due to the use of plymouth.

I chose to uninstall plymouth.  Other possibilities would be to repartition the disk or to disable the multiple kernel support.


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