How to resize /boot in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64x after installation

Asked by bitzi on 2012-09-22

I allocated 100 mb for /boot while i was installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64x one month ago.
Now when I was notified that there are updates available for my system, when i hit "install updates" , it returns:

Not enough free disk space

The upgrade needs a total of 25.1 M free space on disk '/boot'. Please free at least an additional 12.8 M of disk space on '/boot'. Empty your trash and remove temporary packages of former installations using 'sudo apt-get clean'.

I have some 20 GB available to other parts of systed allocated for ubuntu but i don't know how i can assign it to /boot.

My system is dell Studio 64x 6 mb cache 4 GB ram


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marcobra (Marco Braida)
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boot your pc from install media (cd or usb stick) and run gparted to resize the desired partition

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #2

Also these days , the separate /boot partition is not necessary. If you not create one , then Ubuntu will create a boot folder under /root . So space will not be a problem anymore.


bitzi (alborz-l) said : #3

Thanks marcobra (Marco Braida), that solved my question.

bitzi (alborz-l) said : #4

Thank you Marco & Nick
It's so comfortable to be part of a community with so talented members available to assist others for free.
I hope I learn more soon in this new environment and to contribute to this community in turn too.