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Old 09-12-2017, 06:32 PM   #16
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$ sudo dpkg --purge --force-all linux-image-4.4.0-79-generic

Should work even when apt is choking on it's own girth. 400M+ usage in /boot, I salute you. Scary and yet impressive. Once you have at least a little bit of elbow room the apt-get -f install thing should be able to work.

$ sudo apt-get -f install

$ dpkg -l | grep -i linux | grep -i image

With room and apt-get pacified the usual should work.

$ sudo apt-get remove linux-image-4.4.0-81-generic
 
Old 09-13-2017, 12:50 AM   #17
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To check whick kernel version you last booted (are running): uname -r
Don't delete that one!!! (I'm not sure how you 'collected' all those versions)
Probably most ('weasel words'!!!) other version stuff is ok to get rid of.
And, yes, once you get some free space, hopefully those apt commands will clean it all up.

Does your grub give you a choice of kernel versions (maybe as Advanced boot Options)?
You can peek thru /boot/grub/grub.cfg to see the choices.
(There's a semi-advanced grub update command, which creates that file, based on what it finds on your system, but I think apt may automatically run that, and it may depend on distro, so I'll just mention it, as an fyi in case future needs arise, or you want to do web-research.)

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Old 09-13-2017, 03:38 AM   #18
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Hi All,
I have attempted to remove the versions not used to boot my elementary OS as suggested.
and then I ran
Code:
sudo apt-get -f install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libmircommon5 libvala-0.34-0 linux-headers-4.4.0-79 linux-headers-4.4.0-79-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-81 linux-headers-4.4.0-81-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-83 linux-headers-4.4.0-83-generic
  linux-headers-4.4.0-87 linux-headers-4.4.0-87-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-91 linux-headers-4.4.0-91-generic linux-image-4.4.0-72-generic linux-image-4.4.0-75-generic linux-image-4.4.0-77-generic
  linux-image-4.4.0-78-generic linux-image-4.4.0-79-generic linux-image-4.4.0-81-generic linux-image-4.4.0-83-generic linux-image-4.4.0-87-generic linux-image-4.4.0-91-generic linux-image-extra-4.4.0-79-generic
  linux-image-extra-4.4.0-81-generic linux-image-extra-4.4.0-83-generic linux-image-extra-4.4.0-87-generic linux-image-extra-4.4.0-91-generic linux-signed-image-4.4.0-79-generic
  linux-signed-image-4.4.0-81-generic linux-signed-image-4.4.0-83-generic linux-signed-image-4.4.0-87-generic linux-signed-image-4.4.0-91-generic
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  linux-image-extra-4.4.0-72-generic linux-image-extra-4.4.0-75-generic linux-image-extra-4.4.0-77-generic linux-image-extra-4.4.0-78-generic
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 4 to remove and 213 not upgraded.
30 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 609 MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y
I can see that 609MB disk space will be freed but on running the command I ran out of space and it finished with an error code. Also I can still see many versions listed after I had apparently removed them.
Code:
dpkg: error processing package linux-signed-image-4.4.0-87-generic (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                              dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-signed-image-4.4.0-91-generic:
 linux-signed-image-4.4.0-91-generic depends on linux-image-4.4.0-91-generic (= 4.4.0-91.114); however:
  Package linux-image-4.4.0-91-generic is not configured yet.

dpkg: error processing package linux-signed-image-4.4.0-91-generic (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                              dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-signed-image-4.4.0-92-generic:
 linux-signed-image-4.4.0-92-generic depends on linux-image-4.4.0-92-generic (= 4.4.0-92.115); however:
  Package linux-image-4.4.0-92-generic is not configured yet.

dpkg: error processing package linux-signed-image-4.4.0-92-generic (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                              Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.122ubuntu8.8) ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.4.0-93-generic

gzip: stdout: No space left on device
E: mkinitramfs failure find 141 cpio 141 gzip 1
update-initramfs: failed for /boot/initrd.img-4.4.0-93-generic with 1.
dpkg: error processing package initramfs-tools (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                              Errors were encountered while processing:
 linux-image-4.4.0-47-generic
 linux-image-4.4.0-53-generic
 linux-image-4.4.0-57-generic
 linux-image-4.4.0-59-generic
 linux-image-4.4.0-62-generic
 linux-image-4.4.0-63-generic
 linux-image-4.4.0-64-generic
 linux-image-4.4.0-79-generic
 linux-image-4.4.0-81-generic
 linux-image-4.4.0-83-generic
 linux-image-4.4.0-87-generic
 linux-image-4.4.0-91-generic
 linux-image-4.4.0-92-generic
 linux-image-extra-4.4.0-79-generic
 linux-image-extra-4.4.0-81-generic
 linux-image-extra-4.4.0-83-generic
 linux-image-extra-4.4.0-87-generic
 linux-image-extra-4.4.0-91-generic
 linux-image-extra-4.4.0-92-generic
 linux-signed-image-4.4.0-79-generic
 linux-signed-image-4.4.0-81-generic
 linux-signed-image-4.4.0-83-generic
 linux-signed-image-4.4.0-87-generic
 linux-signed-image-4.4.0-91-generic
 linux-signed-image-4.4.0-92-generic
 initramfs-tools
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
 
Old 09-13-2017, 04:18 AM   #19
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It looks like I still have all these kernels. With the current running one 4.4.0.66
Code:
jim@silver:~$ dpkg -l | tail -n +6 | grep -E 'linux-image-[0-9]+' | grep -Fv $(uname -r)
ii  linux-image-4.4.0-47-generic                                     4.4.0-47.68                                               amd64        Linux kernel image for version 4.4.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
ii  linux-image-4.4.0-53-generic                                     4.4.0-53.74                                               amd64        Linux kernel image for version 4.4.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
ii  linux-image-4.4.0-57-generic                                     4.4.0-57.78                                               amd64        Linux kernel image for version 4.4.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
ii  linux-image-4.4.0-59-generic                                     4.4.0-59.80                                               amd64        Linux kernel image for version 4.4.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
ii  linux-image-4.4.0-62-generic                                     4.4.0-62.83                                               amd64        Linux kernel image for version 4.4.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
iF  linux-image-4.4.0-63-generic                                     4.4.0-63.84                                               amd64        Linux kernel image for version 4.4.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
rc  linux-image-4.4.0-64-generic                                     4.4.0-64.85                                               amd64        Linux kernel image for version 4.4.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
rc  linux-image-4.4.0-72-generic                                     4.4.0-72.93                                               amd64        Linux kernel image for version 4.4.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
rc  linux-image-4.4.0-75-generic                                     4.4.0-75.96                                               amd64        Linux kernel image for version 4.4.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
rc  linux-image-4.4.0-77-generic                                     4.4.0-77.98                                               amd64        Linux kernel image for version 4.4.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
rc  linux-image-4.4.0-78-generic                                     4.4.0-78.99                                               amd64        Linux kernel image for version 4.4.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
rc  linux-image-4.4.0-79-generic                                     4.4.0-79.100                                              amd64        Linux kernel image for version 4.4.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
rc  linux-image-4.4.0-81-generic                                     4.4.0-81.104                                              amd64        Linux kernel image for version 4.4.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
rc  linux-image-4.4.0-83-generic                                     4.4.0-83.106                                              amd64        Linux kernel image for version 4.4.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
rc  linux-image-4.4.0-87-generic                                     4.4.0-87.110                                              amd64        Linux kernel image for version 4.4.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
rc  linux-image-4.4.0-91-generic                                     4.4.0-91.114                                              amd64        Linux kernel image for version 4.4.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
ii  linux-image-4.4.0-93-generic                                     4.4.0-93.116                                              amd64        Linux kernel image for version 4.4.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
 
Old 09-13-2017, 04:58 AM   #20
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Hi All,

For the sake of completeness I removed all kernel versions other than the one im running and now all updated ok and I can install software again.
This command was very useful to show up the versions to remove:

Code:
jim@silver:~$ dpkg -l | tail -n +6 | grep -E 'linux-image-[0-9]+' | grep -Fv $(uname -r)
jim@silver:~$
Its now not showing any versions as I used the other suggested command to remove them.
Code:
sudo dpkg --purge --force-all linux-image-4.4.0-xx-generic
Hope this is of some use to others with this error.

Thanks again.
Jim

Last edited by KelsoJIm; 09-13-2017 at 05:00 AM.
 
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:06 AM   #21
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