'upgrading' from 32 bit to 64 bit leaves 32 bit kernel and grub options present

Bug #888747 reported by Michael Hudson-Doyle on 2011-11-10
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Medium
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Bug Description

I used a LiveCD to 'upgrade' my accidental 32 bit install to a 64 bit install. On rebooting, selecting the default option in grub didn't boot but selecting the 'older versions' option in the menu and selecting the kernel presented there (actually exactly the same version) worked. And looking in /boot, we see:

mwhudson@narsil:~$ ls /boot
abi-3.0.0-12-generic initrd.img-3.0.0-12-generic System.map-3.0.0-12-generic-pae
abi-3.0.0-12-generic-pae initrd.img-3.0.0-12-generic-pae vmcoreinfo-3.0.0-12-generic
config-3.0.0-12-generic memtest86+.bin vmcoreinfo-3.0.0-12-generic-pae
config-3.0.0-12-generic-pae memtest86+_multiboot.bin vmlinuz-3.0.0-12-generic
grub System.map-3.0.0-12-generic vmlinuz-3.0.0-12-generic-pae

-- the 32 bit pae kernel is still hanging around. dpkg doesn't think they belong to any package, but they are there.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: ubiquity (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.20-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Nov 11 09:49:45 2011
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_NZ:en
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_NZ.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Michael Hudson-Doyle (mwhudson) wrote :
tags: added: ubiquity-upgrade
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2012-03-20
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
dino99 (9d9) wrote :

oneiric have reached EOL now

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Invalid
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → Triaged
dino99 (9d9) on 2013-07-12
tags: removed: oneiric
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