Non-UEK Kernel Options When /boot Does Not Have Sufficient Space for Upgrade After Removing Old UEK Kernel Packages

(Doc ID 2246673.1)

Last updated on MAY 27, 2018

Applies to:

Big Data Appliance Integrated Software - Version 4.4.0 and later
Linux x86-64

Goal

After following: What Needs to Done when /boot Partition is Full (Doc ID 1991706.1), to remove old UEK kernel packages, there still may not be sufficient space in the /boot partition to meet the BDA upgrade requirements for /boot space.

It is generally the case that these packages below related to non-UEK kernels an be removed.  Being related to non-UEK kernels means they will not be used for booting.   Note that these packages may be Redhat-compatible kernel rpms upon which other rpm packages depend.   You can not remove them with "rpm -e" for example and in general removing files that are part of a rpm is not recommended but backing up/moving the files from /boot is safe because the files are not used.

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Solution

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