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I will do all of this tomorrow. If we don't get it straigtened out by then, it may have to wait a few days, as I'm going on vacation. P.S. ...
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    I will do all of this tomorrow. If we don't get it straigtened out by then, it may have to wait a few days, as I'm going on vacation.

    P.S. Thank you for all your help, devils casper and Manchunian. You guys have helped me in other threads, too! (At least 1 of you has)

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    Ok, I've done both of the suggestions.

    As for disk space, I doubt I'm low, as I allotted the partition 100 GB, and have yet to put any new software on it (as I am not able).
    I did those commands, devils casper, and this is the output:

    noah@humpty:~$ df -h
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sdb3 97G 2.6G 90G 3% /
    varrun 1014M 112K 1014M 1% /var/run
    varlock 1014M 0 1014M 0% /var/lock
    udev 1014M 76K 1014M 1% /dev
    devshm 1014M 12K 1014M 1% /dev/shm
    lrm 1014M 38M 977M 4% /lib/modules/2.6.24-16-generic/volatile
    /dev/sdb2 47M 41M 3.7M 92% /boot
    gvfs-fuse-daemon 97G 2.6G 90G 3% /home/noah/.gvfs
    /dev/scd0 4.1G 4.1G 0 100% /media/cdrom0
    noah@humpty:~$ sudo fdisk -l
    [sudo] password for noah:

    Disk /dev/sda: 82.3 GB, 82348277760 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 10011 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x6e5820df

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 9768 78461428+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2 9769 10011 1951897+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    Disk /dev/sdb: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
    102 heads, 51 sectors/track, 187768 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 5202 * 512 = 2663424 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x69205244

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 * 1 148399 385985773+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sdb2 148400 148418 49419 83 Linux
    /dev/sdb3 148419 187768 102349350 83 Linux



    Munchunian, I also did the kernel check you requested.
    Here is the output:

    noah@humpty:~$ uname -a
    Linux humpty 2.6.24-16-generic #1 SMP Thu Apr 10 13:23:42 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux
    noah@humpty:~$


    I don't know how you could get any info out of that, but you guys are the pros. Let me know what you think, or if you have any more suggestions.

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    /dev/sdb2 47M 41M 3.7M 92% /boot
    /boot partition is very small, 47MB and it has 8% of free space only. 102MB is recommended.
    Boot up from Ubuntu LiveCD, open GParted Partition Manager and shrink /dev/sda1 or /dev/sda3. Assign around 60MB free space to /dev/sda2. /boot partition must be around 102 MB.
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    You're running kernel 2.6.24.16 and apt is trying to update to 2.6.24.19. As your boot partition is so small it can't do this and crashes. Does that sound right, devils capser?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manchunian View Post
    You're running kernel 2.6.24.16 and apt is trying to update to 2.6.24.19. As your boot partition is so small it can't do this and crashes. Does that sound right, devils capser?
    Yes. Thats correct ! There isn't enough space in /boot partition and installer is failing to install new kernel version.
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    Yes, that sounds logical. I will try and do this, but it may get confusing as either sda1 or sda3 are on different disks (I think). Either way, I should be able to figure it out.

    Thank you both very much.

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    I was wrong. I can't get this to work for some reason. I shrunk my Ubuntu file system partition (/dev/sdb3) 55 MB. I tried both using that free 55 MB as EXT3 filesystem format, and just unallocated. Neither would allow me to grow my kernel partition (/dev/sdb2) to 104 MB. I just can't figure it out. For a visual, see me attachments. I hope they work.
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    Boot up from any LiveCD and post the output of sudo fdisk -l command here.
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    Ok, here's the output:

    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/sda: 82.3 GB, 82348277760 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 10011 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x6e5820df

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 9768 78461428+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2 9769 10011 1951897+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    Disk /dev/sdb: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
    102 heads, 51 sectors/track, 187768 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 5202 * 512 = 2663424 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x69205244

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 * 1 148399 385985773+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sdb2 148400 148418 49419 83 Linux
    /dev/sdb3 148419 187746 102292128 83 Linux
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$

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    Alright, guys. My brother-in-law saved the day. Again.

    The free space and the kernel partition were separated by my Linux partition. He simply moved my Linux partition, so now they touch, and then combined the free space with the kernel partition. I'll let you know how updating goes once the moving and combining of the partitions is done.

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