[CentOS] /boot partition too small

Tue Oct 10 14:04:08 UTC 2017
Vanhorn, Mike <michael.vanhorn at wright.edu>

If there are many old kernels in there, you can probably remove the oldest one(s) to make room for newer ones.

I've run into problems where the yum update didn't work because there wasn't enough room in /boot; my notes for updating now include removing old kernels first before running updates.

Mike VanHorn
Senior Computer Systems Administrator
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Wright State University
265 Russ Engineering Center
michael.vanhorn at wright.edu

On 10/10/17, 9:55 AM, "CentOS on behalf of KM" <centos-bounces at centos.org on behalf of info4km at yahoo.com> wrote:

First off - let me say I am not an administrator.   I need to know if there is an easy way to increase my /boot partition.  When I installed CentOS 6 after running 5, it was my oversight not to increase the /boot size.  it's too small and I can't do yum updates.
if it's not easy to actually increase it, is it safe to take a chunk in my root filesystem (like /new.boot or something) and just mount it as /boot from now on so it uses the space or is that not a good idea?  I am sure I could easily copy the rpms/kernel stuff over to it and then unmounts the real /boot and mount this new area as /boot.
Can you administrators let me know what you think of all this?   Thanks in advance.
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