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Re: /boot full (of old-dkms)




On 2/7/2019 8:14 AM, Erik Josefsson wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I happen to have a couple of quite large old-dkms* files in my /boot
> directory.
>
> Apparently they are not removed by aptitude autoclean (which I use
> regularly).
>
>
> Can I safely remove those files manually with rm?
>
> Or should I use another tool or command?
>
> Thanks!
>
>
> //Erik
>
>
> *)
>
> /boot$ ls -al | grep old
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root 26018518 jul 26  2018
> initrd.img-4.16.0-1-amd64.old-dkms
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root  3538944 jul 26  2018
> initrd.img-4.16.0-2-amd64.old-dkms
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root 28866434 jan 16 18:06
> initrd.img-4.19.0-1-amd64.old-dkms
>

According to (1), you should be fine removing '.old-dkms' files in '/boot'.
However, I would do a backup of those files before removing them.

1)  https://askubuntu.com/questions/863380/can-i-remove-old-dkms-files

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John Doe