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Oracle Linux 7: Extend the Size of /boot Partition on Virtualized Environment for XFS Filesystem. (Doc ID 2245273.1)

Last updated on MAY 11, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.0 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The scope of this document is to explain the steps involved in increasing the /boot filesystem, where filesystem type is XFS and 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 where 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.


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