Oracle Linux 6 - Extend the size of /boot partition on virtualized environment.

(Doc ID 2204367.1)

Last updated on MARCH 10, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 to Oracle Linux 6.8 [Release OL6 to OL6U8]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

The scope of this document is to explain the steps involved in increasing the /boot filesystem, when no sufficient space available to install new kernel package.
Though we have standard methods to reduce the size of /boot i.e. removing unused kernel and image files from boot, as an alternate approach this document illustrate the steps to expand size of boot partition.

The following should be the scenario were this can be applied,

a) OVM/Vmware guest machine.
b) Guest Backup should be taken from OVM/Vmware.
c) /boot not in LVM, whereas other OS filesystem using LVM.

Note: - The steps listed here are tested with EXT4 filesystem only.

Solution

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