No space on the boot disk to update kernel

Unix & Linux Asked on January 6, 2022

I have installed centos 7 on vmware and seem to have ran out of space on the boot drive.

Is there a way to add more space without formatting the disk?

[root@centos7 /]# df -h /dev/sda1
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1       297M  272M   26M  92% /boot

2 Answers

boot your vm with a linux livecd like Ubuntu Mate or something. once booted use gparted to shrink your / partition and grow /boot to 1G . This will work given the fact that your / has some space left.

Or there is another way. From VMware documentation here :

For Workstation 7 and later and Player 3.x and later, you can increase the virtual disk from the GUI: Select the virtual machine from the Inventory. Click Edit Virtual Machine Settings. Click Hard Disk. Click Utilities > Expand, enter the new size, then click Expand. Complete the steps in Increasing the size of a disk partition (1004071), so that the guest operating system is aware of the change in disk size.

add 1G using above steps. using Gparted move your partitions around and resize /boot .

Answered by Sarfaraz Ahmad on January 6, 2022

Below file consume more space on your system (/boot). if you can remove the older file you can free up some space. Make sure you have a backup before attempting remove.


Answered by AReddy on January 6, 2022

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