Ubuntu 12.04 Server No Space on /boot Partition
Posted on 2013-01-14
Updates fail because /boot partition is full. I have looked at "gparted" to see if I can resize it. I see warnings in blog groups that I could lose grub boot manager. I hear that if the /boot is the first partition, most likely I will have to restore grub. Below is my disk information:
partition 1: /dev/sda1; unknown type; size=977.00 KiB; bios_grub
partition 2: /dev/sda2; ext2; size=244.14 MiB, used=230.98 MiB, free=13.16 MiB
(partition 2 is /boot)
partition 3: /dev/sda3; LVM2 PV; Mount Point=<hostname>; size=2.73 TiB
If I am thinking correct, partition 3 (RAID) has lots of free space. I could use gparted and shrink the left side to allow me to increase the right side of partition 2, thus increasing the /boot partition. Therefore, partition 1 will not have been touched. Consequently the grub partition will not have been disturbed.
Any advice and warning would be appreciated. Am I thinking correctly?