kernel-desktop-3.16.7-35.1.x86_64 needs 12MB on the /boot filesystem

hello dear Community

while updating the system - note 105 pakets were waiting in the queue - this process runs into troubles.


Subprocess failed. Error: RPM failed: installing package kernel-desktop-3.16.7-35.1.x86_64 needs 12MB 
on the /boot filesystem

the process stops and wont start again. Guess that i have a problem with the filesystem

btw: some days i have had issues with the Networkmanager - but besides this - i think the problems are rooted in deeper - i have more issues than only the

networkmanager: - see the Thread: networkmanager (plasmoid ) does not work at all - why ?
https://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php/514147-networkmanager-(plasmoid-)-does-not-work-at-all-why

How much space did you leave in /boot partition? You need at least room for 3 complete kernels + systemd files?

I recommend 500 meg so you have plenty of room.

You maybe could remove the oldest kernel to give space

If you don’t have a separate boot partition then root is out of space If BTRFS then maybe remove snapshots

hello dear Gogalthorp - good evening

many many thanks for the answer and the hings.

i have made some tests: i use some commands to check my hard disk partitions and also the disk space on my Linux

**a. Fdisk
**
Fdisk one of the the most commonly used command to check the partitions on a disk. The fdisk command display my partitions and details like file system type. However - and that is true - it will not not report the whole size of each of the partitions.

$ sudo fdisk -l

**
b sfdisk**

i also use the Sfdisk which is quite another utility with a great power: well - the purpose is quite very very similar to fdisk, but - well this sfdisk command has got more features.
It can display the size of each partition in MB. And that is a great help

$ sudo sfdisk -l -uM

**
c. parted**

well - another great method is the is the Parted command: is yet another command line utility to list out partitions and - yes we can also modify them if needed.

$ sudo parted -l

**
d . $ df -h**

one of my favorite is of course df

Df is not a partitioning utility. But i love it - it prints out details about only mounted file systems of my notebook.
the great thing is : df can even generate a great list - it even includes file systems that are not real disk partitions.

see the output of the above mentioned commands - see what is going on on my notebook

with this output - we can see that i am in need of some changes.

martin@linux-a9sq:~> sudo fdisk -l
root's password:

Festplatte /dev/sda: 465,8 GiB, 500107862016 Bytes, 976773168 Sektoren
Einheiten: Sektoren von 1 * 512 = 512 Bytes
Sektorgröße (logisch/physikalisch): 512 Bytes / 512 Bytes
E/A-Größe (minimal/optimal): 512 Bytes / 512 Bytes
Festplattenbezeichnungstyp: dos
Festplattenbezeichner: 0xb8fa3ecd

Device     Boot     Start       End   Sectors   Size Id Type
/dev/sda1              63   8385929   8385867     4G 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda2  *      8385930   8594774    208845   102M 83 Linux
/dev/sda4         8803620 976768064 967964445 461,6G  5 Extended
/dev/sda5        21382578  42347339  20964762    10G 83 Linux
/dev/sda6       159768576 976766975 816998400 389,6G 83 Linux

Festplatte /dev/mmcblk0: 7,4 GiB, 7948206080 Bytes, 15523840 Sektoren
Einheiten: Sektoren von 1 * 512 = 512 Bytes
Sektorgröße (logisch/physikalisch): 512 Bytes / 512 Bytes
E/A-Größe (minimal/optimal): 512 Bytes / 512 Bytes
Festplattenbezeichnungstyp: dos
Festplattenbezeichner: 0x00000000

Device         Boot Start      End  Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/mmcblk0p1       8192 15523839 15515648  7,4G  b W95 FAT32

martin@linux-a9sq:~> sfdisk -l -uM
Absolute path to 'sfdisk' is '/usr/sbin/sfdisk', so running it may require superuser privileges (eg. root).
martin@linux-a9sq:~> su 
Passwort: 
linux-a9sq:/home/martin # sfdisk -l -uM

Festplatte /dev/sda: 60801 Zylinder, 255 Köpfe, 63 Sektoren/Spur
Einheiten: 1MiB = 1024*1024 Bytes, Blöcke von 1024 Bytes, Zählung
beginnt bei 0

   Gerät  boot. Anfang Ende   MiB    #Blöcke   Id  System
/dev/sda1         0+  4094-  4095-   4192933+  82  Linux Swap / Solaris
/dev/sda2   *  4094+  4196-   102-    104422+  83  Linux
/dev/sda3         0      -      0          0    0  Leer                                                                                                                                         
/dev/sda4      4298+ 476937- 472639- 483982222+   5  Erweiterte                                                                                                                                 
/dev/sda5     10440+ 20677- 10237-  10482381   83  Linux                                                                                                                                        
/dev/sda6     78012  476936  398925  408499200   83  Linux                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                                                                
Festplatte /dev/mmcblk0: 242560 Zylinder, 4 Köpfe, 16 Sektoren/Spur                                                                                                                             
sfdisk: Warnung: Die Partitionstabelle sieht aus, als wäre sie für                                                                                                                              
  C/H/S=*/81/10 (anstelle von 242560/4/16) erstellt worden.
Für diese Auflistung wird diese Geometrie angenommen.
Einheiten: 1MiB = 1024*1024 Bytes, Blöcke von 1024 Bytes, Zählung
beginnt bei 0

   Gerät  boot. Anfang Ende   MiB    #Blöcke   Id  System
/dev/mmcblk0p1         4   7579   7576    7757824    b  W95 FAT32
                Anfang: (c,h,s) erwartet (10,9,3) gefunden (0,130,3)
                Ende: (c,h,s) erwartet (1023,80,10) gefunden (966,80,10)
/dev/mmcblk0p2         0      -      0          0    0  Leer
/dev/mmcblk0p3         0      -      0          0    0  Leer
/dev/mmcblk0p4         0      -      0          0    0  Leer
linux-a9sq:/home/martin # sudo cfdisk /dev/sdb
cfdisk: /dev/sdb kann nicht geöffnet werden: Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden
linux-a9sq:/home/martin # parted -l
Model: ATA Hitachi HTS54505 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 500GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End     Size    Type      File system     Flags
 1      32,3kB  4294MB  4294MB  primary   linux-swap(v1)  type=82
 2      4294MB  4401MB  107MB   primary   ext3            boot, type=83
 4      4507MB  500GB   496GB   extended                  type=05
 5      10,9GB  21,7GB  10,7GB  logical   ext3            type=83
 6      81,8GB  500GB   418GB   logical   ext4            type=83


Model: SD SD08G (sd/mmc)
Disk /dev/mmcblk0: 7948MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system  Flags
 1      4194kB  7948MB  7944MB  primary  fat32        type=0b


linux-a9sq:/home/martin #  df -h
Dateisystem    Größe Benutzt Verf. Verw% Eingehängt auf
/dev/sda5       9,8G    7,7G  1,6G   84% /
devtmpfs        1,8G       0  1,8G    0% /dev
tmpfs           1,9G    596K  1,9G    1% /dev/shm
tmpfs           1,9G    2,1M  1,9G    1% /run
tmpfs           1,9G       0  1,9G    0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/sda2        95M     56M   34M   63% /boot
/dev/sda6       384G     94G  290G   25% /home
linux-a9sq:/home/martin # 

#sorry for the german language - the next time i switch this…

well i guess that i need to do some corrections - what do you say…!?

hello - any idea? Love to hear from you