Kernel Upgrade Error

Bug #1742293 reported by Jason Swanson on 2018-01-09
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Installation frozen on this and even after a dpkg --configure -a:

Setting up linux-image-4.13.0-25-generic (4.13.0-25.29) ...
Running depmod.
update-initramfs: deferring update (hook will be called later)
The link /initrd.img is a dangling linkto /boot/initrd.img-4.13.0-25-generic
) points to /boot/vmlinuz-4.13.0-25-generic
 (/boot/vmlinuz-4.13.0-25-generic) -- doing nothing at /var/lib/dpkg/info/linux-image-4.13.0-25-generic.postinst line 491.
Examining /etc/kernel/postinst.d.
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/apt-auto-removal 4.13.0-25-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.13.0-25-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/dkms 4.13.0-25-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.13.0-25-generic

affects: nvidia-graphics-drivers-384 (Ubuntu) → linux (Ubuntu)

This bug is missing log files that will aid in diagnosing the problem. While running an Ubuntu kernel (not a mainline or third-party kernel) please enter the following command in a terminal window:

apport-collect 1742293

and then change the status of the bug to 'Confirmed'.

If, due to the nature of the issue you have encountered, you are unable to run this command, please add a comment stating that fact and change the bug status to 'Confirmed'.

This change has been made by an automated script, maintained by the Ubuntu Kernel Team.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
tags: added: artful
Joseph Salisbury (jsalisbury) wrote :

You may need to run the following from a terminal:

sudo apt-get install -f
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update

Then re-install the package or updates.

If that does not resolve your issue, please mark the bug as "Confirmed"

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
lirel (m8r-lcodw5) wrote :

this bug is a duplicate of #1705345

Frederik Schubert (byf-ferdy) wrote :

running apt-get install -f will hang on

run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/dkms 4.13.0-25-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.13.0-25-generic

Jason Swanson (hotshockstuff) wrote :

I tried pretty much everything I could find online, the solution was simply backing-up my files through the grub recovery root shell and then reinstalling.

Christoph Hahn (c-hahn) wrote :

Can confirm lirel's observation about #1705345. Killing plymouth --ping made the installation continue for me.

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