Test Transaction Errors:installing package kernel-2.6.32-71.29.1.el6.x86_64 needs 24MB on the /boot file system

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Hi,

I’ve recently installed Centos6 using VMware’s automatic setting from DVD iso. I am currently using VMWare Fusion 3. While attempting to run the SW update or yum update utilizing the command line as root I received the error message “Test Transaction Errors: installing package kernel-2.6.32-71.29.1.el6.x86_64 needs 24MB on the /boot file system.”

Could there be a permission issue with my software as the /boot partition looks like it is large enough?

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Test Transaction Errors:installing package kernel-2.6.32-71.29.1.el6.x86_64 needs 24MB on the /boot file system

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Hello Betty,

The error that you are getting means that the /boot partition is out of disk space. To verify that, you will need to use the following df command:
# df -H /boot
In order to resolve that issue, you will need to get rid of the old kernel. To be able to all installed kernel, you will need to enter:
# rpm -qa | grep kernel
Some of the outputs are the following:

  kernel-2.6.32-71.el6.x86_64
  kernel-2.6.32-71.29.1.el6.x86_64
  kernel-2.6.32-131.0.15.el6.x86_64

You will have to delete the version by  entering:
# rpm -e kernel-2.6.32-71.el6.x86_64 kernel-2.6.32-71.29.1.el6.x86_64
# df -H /boot

And then after that you can try installing the new updated kernel:
# yum -y update kernel
You will also need to apply other updates from RHN by entering:
# yum -y update
Lastly, you will restart the system.

Regards,

Carl

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