If you have a separate “/boot” partition …

Check the size of “/boot”.  This is particularly for opensuse users.

I have a 100M “/boot” partition on some older computers, and I recently ran into problems.  I had configured one such system for tumbleweed.  And when tumbleweed wanted to install a new kernel, I ran out of space in “/boot”.  For a fuller discussion, see the opensuse forum thread “My first tumbleweed mishap“.

This turned out to be due to the combination of two factors:

  • opensuse 12.3 is now configured for multiple kernels;
  • the size of the “initrd” file required for each kernel has grown a lot due to the use of plymouth.

I chose to uninstall plymouth.  Other possibilities would be to repartition the disk or to disable the multiple kernel support.



About Neil Rickert

Retired mathematician and computer scientist who dabbles in cognitive science.

2 responses to “If you have a separate “/boot” partition …”

  1. osde8info says :

    Reblogged this on OSDE.


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