How To Upgrade a Kernel if Updating the Kernel Has Failed with "No space left on device" on BDA V4.2
Last updated on JUNE 22, 2017
Applies to:Big Data Appliance Integrated Software - Version 4.2.0 and later
Running a "yum update <kernel-* files>" fails with "No space left on device" due to the /boot partition being full.
This may happen if the Linux Kernel install takes more space that than the minimum available as described in: On Oracle Big Data Appliance, What Needs to Done when /boot Partition is Full (Doc ID 1991706.1)
1. The error raised on the "yum update <kernel-* files> is like:
E: dracut: creation of /boot/initramfs-<kernel-version>.x86_64.img failed
warning: %posttrans(kernel-uek-<kernel-version>.el6uek.x86_64) scriptlet failed, exit status 1
Verifying : kernel-uek-debug-devel-<kernel-version>.x86_64 1/10
The same can happen when implementing a "yum update <kernel-* files> with dcli like:
3. Running 'df -h /boot' or 'dcli -C df -h /boot' returns "0" space Available.
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