package linux-image-generic 2.6.24.24.26 failed to install/upgrade: dependency problems - leaving unconfigured - problem with grub?

Bug #408062 reported by Andy D. on 2009-08-02
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: grub

Hi. Im running Ubuntu Hardy, and am having problems upgrading my kernel.

When I run "sudo apt-get install linux-image-generic linux-restricted-modules-generic", everything seems to work fine until it gets to the configuration scripts, specifically relating to grub. At that point, it says

"Replacing config file /var/run/grub/menu.lst with new version
Updating /boot/grub/menu.lst ... done

You already have a NoLOADER configuration in /etc/grub.conf
Running boot loader as requested
Running /usr/sbin/grub ...
"

and then does nothing forever. I've left it run overnight there, and nothing happend. Eventually, I press CTRL-C and the installation process unwinds with the expected errors. If you'd like more info from my session, it is all below:

Thanks for your help!

~Andy D

A copy of my session:
[andromodon@mythica ~]$ sudo apt-get install linux-image-generic linux-restricted-modules-generic
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libisc32
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following extra packages will be installed:
  linux-image-2.6.24-24-generic linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24-24-generic
  linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-24-generic
Suggested packages:
  avm-fritz-firmware-2.6.24-24
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  linux-image-2.6.24-24-generic linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24-24-generic
  linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-24-generic
The following packages will be upgraded:
  linux-image-generic linux-restricted-modules-generic
2 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 43.0MB of archives.
After this operation, 129MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main linux-image-2.6.24-24-generic 2.6.24-24.57 [18.4MB]
Get:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-24-generic 2.6.24-24.39 [5887kB]
Get:3 http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main linux-image-generic 2.6.24.24.26 [26.6kB]
Get:4 http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/restricted linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24-24-generic 2.6.24.18-24.1 [18.7MB]
Get:5 http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/restricted linux-restricted-modules-generic 2.6.24.24.26 [26.6kB]
Fetched 43.0MB in 2min55s (245kB/s)
Selecting previously deselected package linux-image-2.6.24-24-generic.
(Reading database ... 150408 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking linux-image-2.6.24-24-generic (from .../linux-image-2.6.24-24-generic_2.6.24-24.57_i386.deb) ...
Done.
Selecting previously deselected package linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-24-generic.
Unpacking linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-24-generic (from .../linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-24-generic_2.6.24-24.39_i386.deb) ...
Preparing to replace linux-image-generic 2.6.24.21.23 (using .../linux-image-generic_2.6.24.24.26_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement linux-image-generic ...
Selecting previously deselected package linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24-24-generic.
Unpacking linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24-24-generic (from .../linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24-24-generic_2.6.24.18-24.1_i386.deb) ...
Preparing to replace linux-restricted-modules-generic 2.6.24.21.23 (using .../linux-restricted-modules-generic_2.6.24.24.26_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement linux-restricted-modules-generic ...
Setting up linux-image-2.6.24-24-generic (2.6.24-24.57) ...
Running depmod.
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-24-generic
Running postinst hook script /sbin/update-grub.
Searching for GRUB installation directory ... found: /boot/grub
Searching for default file ... found: /boot/grub/default
Testing for an existing GRUB menu.lst file ... found: /boot/grub/menu.lst
Searching for splash image ... none found, skipping ...
Found kernel: /vmlinuz-2.6.24-24-generic
Found kernel: /vmlinuz-2.6.24-21-generic
Found kernel: /vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-generic
Found kernel: /vmlinuz-2.6.24-18-generic
Found kernel: /vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic
Found kernel: /memtest86+.bin
Replacing config file /var/run/grub/menu.lst with new version
Updating /boot/grub/menu.lst ... done

You already have a NoLOADER configuration in /etc/grub.conf
Running boot loader as requested
Running /usr/sbin/grub ...
<<<<<<<<<<<<< This is where it freezes, and I press CTRL-C >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Boot loader failed to run
dpkg: error processing linux-image-2.6.24-24-generic (--configure):
 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 2
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-24-generic:
 linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-24-generic depends on linux-image-2.6.24-24-generic; however:
  Package linux-image-2.6.24-24-generic is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-24-generic (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-image-generic:
 linux-image-generic depends on linux-image-2.6.24-24-generic; however:
  Package linux-image-2.6.24-24-generic is not configured yet.
 linux-image-generic depends on linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-24-generic; however:
  Package linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-24-generic is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing linux-image-generic (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24-24-generic:
 linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24-24-generic depends on linux-image-2.6.24-24-generic; however:
  Package linux-image-2.6.24-24-generic is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24-24-generic (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-restricted-modules-generic:
 linux-restricted-modules-generic depends on linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24-24-generic; however:
  Package linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24-24-generic is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing linux-restricted-modules-generic (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
 linux-image-2.6.24-24-generic
 linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-24-generic
 linux-image-generic
 linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24-24-generic
 linux-restricted-modules-generic
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

My lsb_release -rd is:
Description: Ubuntu 8.04.3 LTS
Release: 8.04

my current kernel is:
Ubuntu 2.6.24-21.43-generic

ProblemType: Package
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Aug 2 12:24:46 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
ErrorMessage: dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: linux-image-generic 2.6.24.24.26
PackageArchitecture: i386
SourcePackage: linux-meta
Title: package linux-image-generic 2.6.24.24.26 failed to install/upgrade: dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-21-generic i686

Dvvarf (dvvarf) wrote :

Looks like this bug is really old...
Let me post the solution for all of users out there who might be stuck at this problem for a while.
Instead of "Ctrl+C" you should type "quit" instead. And that's it.

David Fox (ddssff) wrote :

That's not really a fix, its a workaround.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in grub (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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