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Old 03-13-2009, 08:07 PM   #1
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install update


tried to install update "linux-image-2.6.24.23-generic [17.0 mb]

Get message "error occurred

E:var/cache/apt/archives/linux image 2.6.24.23 generic_2.6.24.48_
i386.deb: unable to make backup link of'./boot/
vm linux-2.6.24.23- generic before installing new version.

I don't know what to do. Can someone please help?
Thank you
 
Old 03-13-2009, 08:16 PM   #2
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At a guess I'd say you've done a custom install with too little "/boot" partition space and that's bitten you. What is the output of "df -h"?
 
Old 03-14-2009, 02:14 AM   #3
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"install

Thank you for answering.
I don't know what "df -h" mean, but partition is =free space 23gb, size of partition is 35.9gb.
 
Old 03-14-2009, 01:57 PM   #4
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Thank you for answering.
I don't know what "df -h" mean, but partition is =free space 23gb, size of partition is 35.9gb.
Open a terminal and type the following command. Show me the result.
Code:
df   -h
 
Old 03-14-2009, 03:19 PM   #5
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Open a terminal and type the following command. Show me the result.
Code:
df   -h
/home/robertbugeaud/Desktop/df -h

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/host/ubuntu/disks/root.disk
3.7G 747M 2.8G 21% /
varrun 236M 100K 236M 1% /var/run
varlock 236M 0 236M 0% /var/lock
udev 236M 68K 236M 1% /dev
devshm 236M 52K 236M 1% /dev/shm
lrm 236M 39M 198M 17% /lib/modules/2.6.24-23-generic/volatile
/host/ubuntu/disks/home.disk
3.7G 191M 3.4G 6% /home
/host/ubuntu/disks/usr.disk
3.7G 1.8G 1.8G 52% /usr
gvfs-fuse-daemon 3.7G 747M 2.8G 21% /home/robertbugeaud/.gvfs
robertbugeaud@robertbugeaud-desktop:~$
 
Old 03-14-2009, 05:12 PM   #6
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home/robertbugeaud/Desktop/df -h

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/host/ubuntu/disks/root.disk
3.7G 747M 2.8G 21% /
varrun 236M 100K 236M 1% /var/run
varlock 236M 0 236M 0% /var/lock
udev 236M 68K 236M 1% /dev
devshm 236M 52K 236M 1% /dev/shm
lrm 236M 39M 198M 17% /lib/modules/2.6.24-23-generic/volatile
/host/ubuntu/disks/home.disk
3.7G 191M 3.4G 6% /home
/host/ubuntu/disks/usr.disk
3.7G 1.8G 1.8G 52% /usr
gvfs-fuse-daemon 3.7G 747M 2.8G 21% /home/robertbugeaud/.gvfs
robertbugeaud@robertbugeaud-desktop:~$
 
Old 03-14-2009, 06:34 PM   #7
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Well, it looks like I was wrong, and I don't see the problem. You should have plenty of disk to install a new kernel. So, could you tell me the command you were using to try to install it? Were you using synaptic or apt or dpkg? And, did you use sudo if you used apt or dpkg? The exact wording of your error message has me stumped as I don't understand why it is looking at "./boot". This looks like a unetbootin install, and I have to admit that I don't know much about unetbootin, so maybe it's a unetbootin peculiarity.
Code:
./boot/vm linux-2.6.24.23- generic before installing new version.
Added:
I've just noticed that there is a space right before the word "generic" in the fileid. Is this a typo you introduced, or is the space in the fileid?

Last edited by Quakeboy02; 03-14-2009 at 06:35 PM.
 
Old 03-14-2009, 08:11 PM   #8
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it downloads automatic when I press the star icon on the top line by the date.
sorry but don't know "sudo or dpkg" I'm in my 70s with one eye and one useful arm, and new at linux.
You are right, I omited a - betweenlinux and generic and again between 23 and generic, and after vm it should read [linuz].
Thank you.
 
Old 03-14-2009, 09:20 PM   #9
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Sorry, I just don't see anything obvious. All I can suggest is to try it again.
 
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Thanks a lot
 
  


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