package linux-image-extra-3.8.0-27-generic 3.8.0-27.40 failed to install/upgrade: run-parts: /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools exited with return code 1

Bug #1207809 reported by JC Bateman on 2013-08-02
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This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
initramfs-tools (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

Received this error when upgrading to Ubuntu 13.04 from 11.10

Could not install 'linux-image-extra-3.8.0-27-generic'

The upgrade will continue but the 'linux-image-extra-3.8.0-27-generic' package may not be in a working state.

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subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
Package: linux-image-extra-3.8.0-27-generic 3.8.0-27.40
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-37.58-generic 3.5.7.16
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-37-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.9.2-0ubuntu8.1
Architecture: amd64
AudioDevicesInUse:
 USER PID ACCESS COMMAND
 /dev/snd/controlC0: jc 2188 F.... pulseaudio
Date: Fri Aug 2 10:19:49 2013
DuplicateSignature: package:linux-image-extra-3.8.0-27-generic:3.8.0-27.40:run-parts: /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools exited with return code 1
ErrorMessage: run-parts: /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools exited with return code 1
HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=3fdca811-7e4d-475b-a0b6-a5c8f3d826a3
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-12-21 (224 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release amd64 (20121017.5)
MachineType: LENOVO 765801U
MarkForUpload: True
PccardctlIdent:
 Socket 0:
   no product info available
PccardctlStatus:
 Socket 0:
   no card
ProcFB: 0 inteldrmfb
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-3.5.0-37-generic root=/dev/mapper/ubuntu-root ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
PulseList: Error: command ['pacmd', 'list'] failed with exit code 1: No PulseAudio daemon running, or not running as session daemon.
RelatedPackageVersions: grub-pc 2.00-13ubuntu3
RfKill:
 0: phy0: Wireless LAN
  Soft blocked: yes
  Hard blocked: yes
SourcePackage: initramfs-tools
Title: package linux-image-extra-3.8.0-27-generic 3.8.0-27.40 failed to install/upgrade: run-parts: /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools exited with return code 1
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to raring on 2013-08-02 (0 days ago)
dmi.bios.date: 11/14/2008
dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.bios.version: 7LETC5WW (2.25 )
dmi.board.name: 765801U
dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.board.version: Not Available
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Information
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.chassis.version: Not Available
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvr7LETC5WW(2.25):bd11/14/2008:svnLENOVO:pn765801U:pvrThinkPadT61:rvnLENOVO:rn765801U:rvrNotAvailable:cvnLENOVO:ct10:cvrNotAvailable:
dmi.product.name: 765801U
dmi.product.version: ThinkPad T61
dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO

JC Bateman (jcmusick) wrote :
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in initramfs-tools (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

Well.. Mine was because /boot partition space is not enough. The system redirect me to this bug.
Ubuntu 13.04.

Bober (bober-182) wrote :

>Hernawan Fa'iz Abdillah (abdillah96-bu) wrote on 2013-08-12: #3
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>Well.. Mine was because /boot partition space is not enough. The system redirect me to this bug.
>Ubuntu 13.04.

Same. was fixed by removing old kernels.

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Running sudo apt-get autoremove in a terminal should offer to remove old kernels from your system.

Fran Cool (francool50) wrote :

/boot partition space is not enough (as for Bober-182 and abdillah96-bu), and I get bug #798414.
sudo apt-get autoremove (as told by brian-murray) worked once or twice. Now it displays a long error message and update tentative leads to this situation (bug #1207809) without updating system. Did I remove a part of a kernel that was not "old" but in use ?
Will /boot partition be automaticaly cleaned in the future (13-10) ?
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