kernel upgrade fails during jaunty upgrade

Bug #367322 reported by Bob Brown on 2009-04-26
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Bug Description

My platform is the Neuros Link (http://www.neurostechnology.com/neuros-link).

I ran "update-manager" from the System menu, and after successfully applying (I believe) several outstanding updates (sorry, do not remember which ones :( ), I clicked the upgrade button for 9.04. At first, it presented me with only a few packages, none of which were the kernel upgrade, or even seemed very significant. I was then prompted to reboot. Upon reboot, I don't believe there were any errors, however, the upgrade appeared not to have "taken" - my background was unchanged, nor any menus, etc.

I re-ran update-manager in the same way, and this time was presented with a more typical upgrade, around 600 packages were set to be installed or upgraded. However, it first failed due to low space. After clearing out enough space, it ran - however, the kernel upgrade to 2.6.28-11.42 failed. I then independently installed said kernel package, plus the "headers" and "image" packages for the corresponding version number, with 'sudo aptitude reinstall'. It wanted to remove quite a few packages for the main 2.6.28 install, but none of them looked extremely essential. This, and the two subsequent installs, proceeded without errors.

I then rebooted, and unfortunately now land at an initramfs prompt every time. From what I can see, fstab and menu.lst look ok. Everything seems to be pointed at the right uuids as reported by tune2fs and vol_id. I am able to boot to the previous (2.6.27) kernel, but of course must use the low-resolution video option.

I am very sorry if this was too much information, or not the right information. I will be more than happy to provide whatever log excerpts or other info I can upon request.

lsb_release -rd returns:
Description: Ubuntu 9.04
Release: 9.04

uname-a returns:
Linux neurostv 2.6.27-11-generic #1 SMP Wed Apr 1 20:57:48 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux

cat /proc/version_signature yields:
Ubuntu 2.6.27-11.31-generic

dmesg.log and lspci-vnvn.log are attached.

ProblemType: Package
Architecture: i386
CurrentDmesg:
 [ 28.896022] eth1: no IPv6 routers present
 [ 127.271308] mtrr: no MTRR for d0000000,1000000 found
 [ 131.477390] hda-intel: Invalid position buffer, using LPIB read method instead.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
ErrorMessage: subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
MachineType: System manufacturer System Product Name
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Package: linux-image-2.6.28-11-generic 2.6.28-11.42
ProcCmdLine: root=UUID=ef116b5a-fe94-453e-a3b5-6a5cb358d35b ro
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.27-11.31-generic
SourcePackage: linux
Title: package linux-image-2.6.28-11-generic 2.6.28-11.42 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1

Bob Brown (bob-brown) wrote :
Bob Brown (bob-brown) wrote :
Olek Wojnar (olekw) wrote :

I stopped after the first failed upgrade and my system is still running ok. This may be related to the fact the Neuros has not released Jaunty packages yet. I got a warning message saying that several repositories (at us.archive.neuros.tv) were unavailable and a number of packages needed to be uninstalled.

I noticed the following in your DpkgTerminalLog.gz file. Have you removed grub?

No GRUB directory found. To create a template run 'mkdir /boot/grub' first. To install grub, install it manually or try the 'grub-install' command. ### Warning, grub-install is used to change your MBR. ###

User postinst hook script [/sbin/update-grub] exited with value 1

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 7:37 PM,
<+bugspection+spamviking+1939574b6f.leann.ogasawara#<email address hidden>>
wrote:
> I noticed the following in your DpkgTerminalLog.gz file.  Have you
> removed grub?
>
> No GRUB directory found. To create a template run 'mkdir /boot/grub'
> first. To install grub, install it manually or try the 'grub-install'
> command. ### Warning, grub-install is used to change your MBR. ###
>
>
> User postinst hook script [/sbin/update-grub] exited with value 1

No, absolutely not. Not even an uninstall/reinstall.

Bob Brown (bob-brown) wrote :

No, absolutely not. Not even in terms of an uninstall/reinstall.

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