Remove the kernel you don’t need

Check your boot partition :

df -h
/dev/sda1       236M  224M     0 100% /boot


Get your current kernel :

uname -r

List installed kernels :

dpkg --list 'linux-image*'

Remove some of them :

sudo apt-get remove  linux-image-4.4.0-21-generic linux-image-4.4.0-45-generic linux-image-4.4.0-47-generic linux-image-4.4.0-51-generic

NB : if your partition /boot is full and your install broken, it might ask you to run apt-get -f install which might not work as well, due to space constraints. You can erase manually the kernels you do not need :

rm /boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-42-generic

Remove also your NVIDIA drivers :

sudo apt-get purge nvidia*

root@s3:~# dpkg --list 'nvidia*'
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name                                  Version                 Architecture            Description
un  nvidia-legacy-340xx-vdpau-driver      <none>                  <none>                  (no description available)
un  nvidia-libopencl1-dev                 <none>                  <none>                  (no description available)
un  nvidia-vdpau-driver                   <none>                  <none>                  (no description available)

Remove the packages that you don’t need anymore :

sudo apt-get autoremove

Check your boot partition :

df -h
/dev/sda1       236M   97M  127M  44% /boot

Update :

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y upgrade

Install kernel extras if not already installed :

sudo apt-get install -y linux-image-extra-`uname -r`

and reboot

sudo reboot

Install NVIDIA drivers from NVIDIA

Download and install latest drivers :

chmod +x
sudo ./

The first bash command is :


If the command returns

Failed to initialize NVML: Driver/library version mismatch

try again the install procedure.

Install NVIDIA drivers from Ubuntu

You can install

sudo apt install ubuntu-drivers-common

to list the devices

ubuntu-drivers devices

root@s3:~# ubuntu-drivers devices
== /sys/devices/pci0000:80/0000:80:03.0/0000:85:00.0/0000:86:10.0/0000:88:00.0 ==
model    : GK210GL [Tesla K80]
vendor   : NVIDIA Corporation
modalias : pci:v000010DEd0000102Dsv000010DEsd0000106Cbc03sc02i00
driver   : nvidia-367 - third-party free
driver   : nvidia-370 - third-party free
driver   : xserver-xorg-video-nouveau - distro free builtin
driver   : nvidia-375 - third-party free recommended

== ==
driver   : intel-microcode - distro non-free

and either install automatically

sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall

or automatically

sudo apt-get install nvidia-375

Install Cuda 8

Check your Ubuntu version

lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:	Ubuntu
Description:	Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS
Release:	16.04
Codename:	xenial

Install CUDA 8 for Ubuntu 16.04 :

sudo dpkg -i cuda-repo-ubuntu1604_8.0.44-1_amd64.deb
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cuda