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HELP, NOW, before I do something rash!! Out of disk space message!!

Discussion in 'General Linux Discussion' started by Daniel~, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. Daniel~

    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    daniel@daniel-Sabertooth-Mint-18-DaVoid ~ $ sudo mount /boot
    [sudo] password for daniel:
    mount: /etc/fstab: parse error: ignore entry at line 10.
    mount: can't find /boot in /etc/fstab
    daniel@daniel-Sabertooth-Mint-18-DaVoid ~ $ sudo ls /boot
    abi-4.13.0-36-generic    
    memtest86+.bin
    config-4.13.0-36-generic  
    memtest86+.elf
    efi        
    memtest86+_multiboot.bin
    grub        
    retpoline-4.13.0-36-generic
    initrd.img-4.13.0-36-generic  
    System.map-4.13.0-36-generic
    lost+found      
    vmlinuz-4.13.0-36-generic
    daniel@daniel-Sabertooth-Mint-18-DaVoid ~ $
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  2. Daniel~

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    daniel@daniel-Sabertooth-Mint-18-DaVoid ~ $ sudo dpkg -l linux* | grep ^ii | awk '{ print $2 }'
    linux-base
    linux-firmware
    linux-headers-4.13.0-36
    linux-headers-4.13.0-36-generic
    linux-image-4.13.0-36-generic
    linux-image-extra-4.13.0-36-generic
    linux-libc-dev:amd64
    linux-sound-base
    linuxmint-keyring
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    Yeah, sorry I didn't leave one, there was a mess of them and I thought I had one more than I did.
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    I suspect this is related to the fact that grub and lilo have not traditionally supported the plethora of file systems that linux in general has. Having the kernel and the initrd on /boot makes it much easier to ensure that the booted partition has a file system that the booter can read, while still leaving the sysadmin the ability to use whatever file system is most appropriate for use elsewhere on the machine.
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    Daniel, can you show the output of:

    df -h
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    daniel@daniel-Sabertooth-Mint-18-DaVoid ~ $ df -h
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    udev 7.8G 0 7.8G 0% /dev
    tmpfs 1.6G 9.3M 1.6G 1% /run
    /dev/mapper/mint--vg-root 218G 130G 78G 63% /
    tmpfs 7.9G 38M 7.8G 1% /dev/shm
    tmpfs 5.0M 4.0K 5.0M 1% /run/lock
    tmpfs 7.9G 0 7.9G 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
    /dev/sda2 473M 73M 377M 17% /boot
    /dev/sda1 511M 511M 40K 100% /boot/efi
    cgmfs 100K 0 100K 0% /run/cgmanager/fs
    tmpfs 1.6G 64K 1.6G 1% /run/user/1000
    /dev/sde1 1.8T 178G 1.6T 11% /media/daniel/T2 Back-up
    /dev/sdd1 294G 90G 189G 33% /media/daniel/Extension Drive
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    Ok, now give me the output of:

    ls -al /boot/efi
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    Ok, now show me the output of:

    du /boot/efi
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    Err...that looks strange, but everything in /boot looks good now.

    Gizmo, why did those directories in /boot/efi not show up with ls? Are they hidden or something?
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    Yeah, why didn't they Gizmo, your not going French on us now... are you? ":O}
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    ls isn't recursive. If you look at post #22 above (HELP, NOW, before I do something rash!! Out of disk space message!!) you'll see that the efi directory was listed in the output, but it wasn't obvious it was a directory. This is one of the reasons I tend to prefer 'ls -l' or 'ls -al'.
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    Nah. I don't like the French; they ain't got no idea how to properly spell them words. I mean seriously, have you ever tried to spell a french word based on how it's pronounced?!
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    AND just what did you think you were doing spelling French. Friends don't let friends...if you catch my drift Mon ami
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    But as it's doing no harm let's not burn any midnight oil.
    Just whenever you can":O}
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    What on Earth is /boot/EFI/2017-06-03-02-img? That's huge and also doesn't appear to belong. It looks like a backup file that's been misplaced.
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    I asked a dumb question there. In post #4 I asked Daniel for 'ls -la /boot', and missed the efi directory in the output. When he ran the command, it was quite clearly a directory.
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    That's likely the problem, right there:

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    /dev/sda1 511M 511M 40K 100% /boot/efi
    That -img directory filled it up all on its own. I don't know enough about efi and how it works, though; I'm going to shut up now and listen.

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