[CentOS] [Newbie] Reclaiming /boot space

Todd Cary todd at aristesoftware.com
Wed Mar 9 02:46:16 UTC 2011

Many thanks!


On 3/8/2011 6:43 PM, John R Pierce wrote:
> On 03/08/11 6:15 PM, Todd Cary wrote:
>> Yes...thank you for the suggestion...since that was the cause of
>> my problem in the first place!!  I should have known better; all
>> I had to do was remove some of the outdated kernel files.  And
>> when I did the dumb thing of deleting the /boot files, they were
>> moved into the "protected" .Trash-boot directory.
> rather than manually rm'ing the old kernels, you really should use rpm
> -e kernel-$oldversion
>       # rpm -e kernel-2.6.18-194.17.1 kernel-2.6.18-194.26.1
> kernel-2.6.18-194.132.1
> this will clean up not only /boot but also stuff in /lib/modules and the
> rpm database etc.
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