I am in Ubuntu 10.04.

When I install the software updates with "Update Manager", there is a pop up dialog which tells me

The volume "boot" has only 0 byte disk space remaining

How to get rid of this?

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    Your /boot partition is full, so you will either have to make it bigger or remove some kernel image files that you don't use anymore. See this Ubuntu thread for how to. Often you should post Ubuntu related stuff on askubuntu.com to get some good answers. – user13742 Jan 13 '12 at 14:29
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    @hesse As long as it's something that could affect other distros it's fine here too, and I'm pretty sure a full boot partition isn't an Ubuntu-specific problem :) – Michael Mrozek Jan 13 '12 at 15:06
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    Update your question with the output of ls -Fal /boot. – Nils Jan 13 '12 at 20:55
  • You probably have a separate /boot partition and it got filled up. Ubuntu has a bad habit of keeping old kernels around forever, filling the boot partition. See Gilles's answer for how to relieve that. – Kevin Jan 15 '12 at 3:21

Check if you have old kernels that you aren't using. Run uname -r to see what kernel version you're running. Then, in the package manager, remove all the linux-image-VERSION-FLAVOR packages that are for a different version. For example, if uname -r shows 2.6.32-37-generic (the current version as I write), then remove linux-image-2.6.32-36-generic, linux-image-2.6.32-35-generic, and so on, as well as other flavors (e.g. …-generic if you're using 2.6.32-37-generic-pae. Also remove the corresponding linux-headers-… if you have them.

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