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Old 01-26-2010, 04:03 PM
Robert Heller
 
Default Cleaning up the boot partition

At Tue, 26 Jan 2010 08:31:02 -0800 CentOS mailing list <centos@centos.org> wrote:

>
>
>
> I get this error:
>
> No Packages marked for removal

(Was anything else displayed, like maybe dependency issues?)

rm /boot/*2.6.9-42* /boot/*2.6.9-55*

will also work (but check in /boot/grub/grub.conf!). Maybe somehow
you installed these kernels without using yum/rpm or you removed the
packages and somehow the files were left behind -- maybe you did a
backup and restore of /boot or /boot was mounted readonly at the time
you did the yum remove / rpm -e or something else (like a fresh
re-install without reformatting /boot or somehow else you ended up with
/boot out of sync with your rpm DB).

Check in /boot/grub/grub.conf -- any kernel shown below that is NOT
mentioned in /boot/grub/grub.conf can safely be removed, either with yum
(yum remove kernel-<version>), or with rpm (rpm -e kernel-<version>), or
with rm (rm /boot/*<version>*). If you do use rm (if all else fails),
be sure to look in /lib/modules/<version> and clean this up with rm as
well.

If you *still* need more space, you can use 'yum remove
kernel-<version>' or 'rpm -e kernel-<version>' of additional kernels,
don't removing the running kernel! You don't *need* to keep anything
but the latest kernel, although it is reasonable to keep the last 2-3
kernels as a safety measure against kernel problems (bugs in the latest
kernel or drivers, etc.).

>
> Todd
>
> m.roth@5-cent.us wrote:
> >> Is there an easy way to remove unwanted files in the boot partition? I
> >> have run out of space and need to remove unneeded files, however I do
> >> not have extensive administrative skills.
> >>
> >>
> > yum remove kernel-2.6.9-42 kernel-2.6.9-55
> >
> > mark
> >
> >> Todd
> >>
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 49931 Feb 27 2007 config-2.6.9-42.0.10.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 49930 Oct 6 2006 config-2.6.9-42.0.3.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 49930 Jan 30 2007 config-2.6.9-42.0.8.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 49926 Aug 12 2006 config-2.6.9-42.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 50058 Nov 2 2007 config-2.6.9-55.0.12.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 50057 Jun 26 2007 config-2.6.9-55.0.2.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 50057 Sep 4 2007 config-2.6.9-55.0.6.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 50057 Sep 27 2007 config-2.6.9-55.0.9.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 50053 May 2 2007 config-2.6.9-55.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 50925 May 8 2008 config-2.6.9-67.0.15.EL
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 50550 May 8 2008 config-2.6.9-67.0.15.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 50549 Dec 19 2007 config-2.6.9-67.0.1.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 50549 Feb 3 2008 config-2.6.9-67.0.4.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 50924 Mar 15 2008 config-2.6.9-67.0.7.EL
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 50549 Mar 15 2008 config-2.6.9-67.0.7.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 50545 Nov 16 2007 config-2.6.9-67.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 51502 Jan 14 2009 config-2.6.9-78.0.13.EL
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 51127 Jan 14 2009 config-2.6.9-78.0.13.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 51614 Sep 15 04:12 config-2.6.9-89.0.11.EL
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 51239 Sep 15 04:25 config-2.6.9-89.0.11.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 51614 Nov 3 14:28 config-2.6.9-89.0.16.EL
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 51239 Nov 3 14:43 config-2.6.9-89.0.16.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 51614 Dec 15 11:17 config-2.6.9-89.0.18.EL
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 51239 Dec 15 11:43 config-2.6.9-89.0.18.ELsmp
> >> drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Dec 24 09:07 grub
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1035186 Feb 28 2007
> >> initrd-2.6.9-42.0.10.ELsmp.img
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1035083 Jan 12 2007 initrd-2.6.9-42.0.3.ELsmp.img
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1035178 Feb 3 2007 initrd-2.6.9-42.0.8.ELsmp.img
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1034697 Jan 13 2007 initrd-2.6.9-42.ELsmp.img
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1363711 Nov 29 2007
> >> initrd-2.6.9-55.0.12.ELsmp.img
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1363684 Jun 28 2007 initrd-2.6.9-55.0.2.ELsmp.img
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1363691 Sep 11 2007 initrd-2.6.9-55.0.6.ELsmp.img
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1363691 Oct 1 2007 initrd-2.6.9-55.0.9.ELsmp.img
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1036237 May 17 2007 initrd-2.6.9-55.ELsmp.img
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1310785 May 13 2008 initrd-2.6.9-67.0.15.EL.img
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1296854 Dec 27 2007 initrd-2.6.9-67.0.1.ELsmp.img
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1296894 Feb 4 2008 initrd-2.6.9-67.0.4.ELsmp.img
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1310809 Mar 17 2008 initrd-2.6.9-67.0.7.EL.img
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1296959 Mar 17 2008 initrd-2.6.9-67.0.7.ELsmp.img
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1296326 Dec 18 2007 initrd-2.6.9-67.ELsmp.img
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1333301 Mar 14 2009 initrd-2.6.9-78.0.13.EL.img
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1319564 Mar 14 2009
> >> initrd-2.6.9-78.0.13.ELsmp.img
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1342750 Sep 22 12:31 initrd-2.6.9-89.0.11.EL.img
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1327296 Sep 22 12:30
> >> initrd-2.6.9-89.0.11.ELsmp.img
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1342746 Nov 26 08:43 initrd-2.6.9-89.0.16.EL.img
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1327291 Nov 26 08:58
> >> initrd-2.6.9-89.0.16.ELsmp.img
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1342761 Dec 24 09:07 initrd-2.6.9-89.0.18.EL.img
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1327310 Dec 24 08:49
> >> initrd-2.6.9-89.0.18.ELsmp.img
> >> drwx------ 2 root root 12288 Jan 12 2007 lost+found
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 9371 Aug 12 2006 message
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 9371 Aug 12 2006 message.ja
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 64329 May 8 2008 symvers-2.6.9-67.0.15.EL.gz
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 65151 May 8 2008
> >> symvers-2.6.9-67.0.15.ELsmp.gz
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 65129 Dec 19 2007 symvers-2.6.9-67.0.1.ELsmp.gz
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 65129 Feb 3 2008 symvers-2.6.9-67.0.4.ELsmp.gz
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 64308 Mar 15 2008 symvers-2.6.9-67.0.7.EL.gz
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 65129 Mar 15 2008 symvers-2.6.9-67.0.7.ELsmp.gz
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 65129 Nov 16 2007 symvers-2.6.9-67.ELsmp.gz
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 66235 Jan 14 2009 symvers-2.6.9-78.0.13.EL.gz
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 67032 Jan 14 2009
> >> symvers-2.6.9-78.0.13.ELsmp.gz
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 67596 Sep 15 04:12 symvers-2.6.9-89.0.11.EL.gz
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 68382 Sep 15 04:25
> >> symvers-2.6.9-89.0.11.ELsmp.gz
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 67596 Nov 3 14:29 symvers-2.6.9-89.0.16.EL.gz
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 68382 Nov 3 14:43
> >> symvers-2.6.9-89.0.16.ELsmp.gz
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 67596 Dec 15 11:18 symvers-2.6.9-89.0.18.EL.gz
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 68382 Dec 15 11:45
> >> symvers-2.6.9-89.0.18.ELsmp.gz
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 767450 Feb 27 2007
> >> System.map-2.6.9-42.0.10.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 766287 Oct 6 2006 System.map-2.6.9-42.0.3.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 767450 Jan 30 2007 System.map-2.6.9-42.0.8.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 766260 Aug 12 2006 System.map-2.6.9-42.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 771586 Nov 2 2007
> >> System.map-2.6.9-55.0.12.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 771374 Jun 26 2007 System.map-2.6.9-55.0.2.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 771586 Sep 4 2007 System.map-2.6.9-55.0.6.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 771586 Sep 27 2007 System.map-2.6.9-55.0.9.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 771273 May 2 2007 System.map-2.6.9-55.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 760532 May 8 2008 System.map-2.6.9-67.0.15.EL
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 777506 May 8 2008
> >> System.map-2.6.9-67.0.15.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 776963 Dec 19 2007 System.map-2.6.9-67.0.1.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 776963 Feb 3 2008 System.map-2.6.9-67.0.4.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 760171 Mar 15 2008 System.map-2.6.9-67.0.7.EL
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 777145 Mar 15 2008 System.map-2.6.9-67.0.7.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 776963 Nov 16 2007 System.map-2.6.9-67.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 780162 Jan 14 2009 System.map-2.6.9-78.0.13.EL
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 797154 Jan 14 2009
> >> System.map-2.6.9-78.0.13.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 768606 Sep 15 04:12 System.map-2.6.9-89.0.11.EL
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 785600 Sep 15 04:25
> >> System.map-2.6.9-89.0.11.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 768660 Nov 3 14:28 System.map-2.6.9-89.0.16.EL
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 785654 Nov 3 14:43
> >> System.map-2.6.9-89.0.16.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 768688 Dec 15 11:17 System.map-2.6.9-89.0.18.EL
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 785682 Dec 15 11:43
> >> System.map-2.6.9-89.0.18.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1444718 Feb 27 2007 vmlinuz-2.6.9-42.0.10.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1444549 Oct 6 2006 vmlinuz-2.6.9-42.0.3.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1444726 Jan 30 2007 vmlinuz-2.6.9-42.0.8.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1444405 Aug 12 2006 vmlinuz-2.6.9-42.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1451171 Nov 2 2007 vmlinuz-2.6.9-55.0.12.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1450563 Jun 26 2007 vmlinuz-2.6.9-55.0.2.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1450984 Sep 4 2007 vmlinuz-2.6.9-55.0.6.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1451003 Sep 27 2007 vmlinuz-2.6.9-55.0.9.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1450489 May 2 2007 vmlinuz-2.6.9-55.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1519376 May 8 2008 vmlinuz-2.6.9-67.0.15.EL
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1458873 Dec 19 2007 vmlinuz-2.6.9-67.0.1.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1545561 Jan 14 2009 vmlinuz-2.6.9-78.0.13.EL
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1483646 Jan 14 2009 vmlinuz-2.6.9-78.0.13.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1533468 Sep 15 04:12 vmlinuz-2.6.9-89.0.11.EL
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1472648 Sep 15 04:25 vmlinuz-2.6.9-89.0.11.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1536244 Nov 3 14:28 vmlinuz-2.6.9-89.0.16.EL
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1472608 Nov 3 14:43 vmlinuz-2.6.9-89.0.16.ELsmp
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1536254 Dec 15 11:17 vmlinuz-2.6.9-89.0.18.EL
> >> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1472585 Dec 15 11:43 vmlinuz-2.6.9-89.0.18.ELsmp
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Old 01-26-2010, 04:20 PM
Nicolas Thierry-Mieg
 
Default Cleaning up the boot partition

Robert Heller wrote:
> At Tue, 26 Jan 2010 08:31:02 -0800 CentOS mailing list<centos@centos.org> wrote:
>>
>> I get this error:
>>
>> No Packages marked for removal
>
> (Was anything else displayed, like maybe dependency issues?)
>
> rm /boot/*2.6.9-42* /boot/*2.6.9-55*
>
> will also work (but check in /boot/grub/grub.conf!). Maybe somehow


not sure that's a good idea...

the OP just has tons of installed kernels, he has to uninstall the
superfluous packages - using rpm, not rm.


rpm -q kernel
will list all installed kernels
then keep the 2 or 3 most recent (including the currently running one,
this is a safety in case you can't boot the newer kernels)

meaning, for each kernel except the ones you want to keep, do an rpm -e
or yum remove.

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Old 01-26-2010, 04:39 PM
Robert Heller
 
Default Cleaning up the boot partition

At Tue, 26 Jan 2010 18:20:23 +0100 CentOS mailing list <centos@centos.org> wrote:

>
> Robert Heller wrote:
> > At Tue, 26 Jan 2010 08:31:02 -0800 CentOS mailing list<centos@centos.org> wrote:
> >>
> >> I get this error:
> >>
> >> No Packages marked for removal
> >
> > (Was anything else displayed, like maybe dependency issues?)
> >
> > rm /boot/*2.6.9-42* /boot/*2.6.9-55*
> >
> > will also work (but check in /boot/grub/grub.conf!). Maybe somehow
>
>
> not sure that's a good idea...

It might make sense *as a last resort*, partitularly if something odd
happened -- I mentioned several: rpm -e might have failed somehow, a fresh
reinstall without reformatting /boot, a backup/restore, etc. All of
these could result in the kernels *appearing* to be 'installed', but not
'visible' to rpm/yum. In which case rpm/yum won't remove them.

>
> the OP just has tons of installed kernels, he has to uninstall the
> superfluous packages - using rpm, not rm.

YES, of course, unless rpm 'believes' that the kernels are NOT
installed (not in rpm's database for some reason).

>
>
> rpm -q kernel
> will list all installed kernels
> then keep the 2 or 3 most recent (including the currently running one,
> this is a safety in case you can't boot the newer kernels)
>
> meaning, for each kernel except the ones you want to keep, do an rpm -e
> or yum remove.
>
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:01 PM
Nicolas Thierry-Mieg
 
Default Cleaning up the boot partition

Robert Heller wrote:
> At Tue, 26 Jan 2010 18:20:23 +0100 CentOS mailing list<centos@centos.org> wrote:
>
>>
>> Robert Heller wrote:
>>> At Tue, 26 Jan 2010 08:31:02 -0800 CentOS mailing list<centos@centos.org> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I get this error:
>>>>
>>>> No Packages marked for removal
>>>
>>> (Was anything else displayed, like maybe dependency issues?)
>>>
>>> rm /boot/*2.6.9-42* /boot/*2.6.9-55*
>>>
>>> will also work (but check in /boot/grub/grub.conf!). Maybe somehow
>>
>>
>> not sure that's a good idea...
>
> It might make sense *as a last resort*, partitularly if something odd
> happened -- I mentioned several: rpm -e might have failed somehow, a fresh
> reinstall without reformatting /boot, a backup/restore, etc. All of
> these could result in the kernels *appearing* to be 'installed', but not
> 'visible' to rpm/yum. In which case rpm/yum won't remove them.

I agree with you Robert, but since the OP hasn't posted the output of
'rpm -q kernel' there's no reason yet to suspect that's the case.
And since the OP stated he is inexperienced... I didn't want him blindly
rm'ing stuff as root unless it's clearly necessary.
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:34 PM
Robert Heller
 
Default Cleaning up the boot partition

At Tue, 26 Jan 2010 19:01:50 +0100 CentOS mailing list <centos@centos.org> wrote:

>
> Robert Heller wrote:
> > At Tue, 26 Jan 2010 18:20:23 +0100 CentOS mailing list<centos@centos.org> wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> Robert Heller wrote:
> >>> At Tue, 26 Jan 2010 08:31:02 -0800 CentOS mailing list<centos@centos.org> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> I get this error:
> >>>>
> >>>> No Packages marked for removal
> >>>
> >>> (Was anything else displayed, like maybe dependency issues?)
> >>>
> >>> rm /boot/*2.6.9-42* /boot/*2.6.9-55*
> >>>
> >>> will also work (but check in /boot/grub/grub.conf!). Maybe somehow
> >>
> >>
> >> not sure that's a good idea...
> >
> > It might make sense *as a last resort*, partitularly if something odd
> > happened -- I mentioned several: rpm -e might have failed somehow, a fresh
> > reinstall without reformatting /boot, a backup/restore, etc. All of
> > these could result in the kernels *appearing* to be 'installed', but not
> > 'visible' to rpm/yum. In which case rpm/yum won't remove them.
>
> I agree with you Robert, but since the OP hasn't posted the output of
> 'rpm -q kernel' there's no reason yet to suspect that's the case.
> And since the OP stated he is inexperienced... I didn't want him blindly
> rm'ing stuff as root unless it's clearly necessary.

Right, definitely!

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