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Old 04-26-2018, 07:06 PM   #1
tuxthegreat
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A kernel update gone wrong due to power outage, please help


Distro Ubuntu 16.04.4 Mate
Kernel 4.13.9.38-generic
Problem update to 4.13.9.39-generic cut short due to power outage, I managed to revert back to 4.13.9.38-generic, here is the output from apt-get install -f
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root@#######:~# apt-get install -f
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
linux-image-4.13.0-39-generic linux-image-extra-4.13.0-39-generic
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 2 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
2 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 239 MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
(Reading database ... 281278 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing linux-image-extra-4.13.0-39-generic (4.13.0-39.44~16.04.1) ...
depmod: FATAL: could not load /boot/System.map-4.13.0-39-generic: No such file or directory
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/apt-auto-removal 4.13.0-39-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.13.0-39-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools 4.13.0-39-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.13.0-39-generic
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.13.0-39-generic
depmod: WARNING: could not open /var/tmp/mkinitramfs_IxEvfW/lib/modules/4.13.0-39-generic/modules.order: No such file or directory
depmod: WARNING: could not open /var/tmp/mkinitramfs_IxEvfW/lib/modules/4.13.0-39-generic/modules.builtin: No such file or directory
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/pm-utils 4.13.0-39-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.13.0-39-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/unattended-upgrades 4.13.0-39-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.13.0-39-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/update-notifier 4.13.0-39-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.13.0-39-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/zz-update-grub 4.13.0-39-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.13.0-39-generic
/usr/sbin/grub-mkconfig: 11: /etc/default/grub: acpi=force: not found
run-parts: /etc/kernel/postinst.d/zz-update-grub exited with return code 127
dpkg: error processing package linux-image-extra-4.13.0-39-generic (--remove):
subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 1
Removing linux-image-4.13.0-39-generic (4.13.0-39.44~16.04.1) ...
Examining /etc/kernel/postrm.d .
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postrm.d/initramfs-tools 4.13.0-39-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.13.0-39-generic
update-initramfs: Deleting /boot/initrd.img-4.13.0-39-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postrm.d/zz-update-grub 4.13.0-39-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.13.0-39-generic
/usr/sbin/grub-mkconfig: 11: /etc/default/grub: acpi=force: not found
run-parts: /etc/kernel/postrm.d/zz-update-grub exited with return code 127
Failed to process /etc/kernel/postrm.d at /var/lib/dpkg/info/linux-image-4.13.0-39-generic.postrm line 330.
dpkg: error processing package linux-image-4.13.0-39-generic (--remove):
subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
linux-image-extra-4.13.0-39-generic
linux-image-4.13.0-39-generic
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
I noticed in synaptic that the package linux-signed-image-4.13.0-39-generic stated : not configured.I am unable to update to .39 , I get Software Index is broken box which says to run sudo apt-get install -f, but as you can see I have done that to no avail. What can I do?
When I try to reinstall linux-image-4.13.0-39-generic:amd64 i get an error E:Internal Error, No File name for linux-image-4.13.0-39-generic, I am trying to install all the packages that were going to be upgraded.

Update I somehow managed to install all the .39 packages yet my uname -a states i am on 4.13.0-38-generic, what can I do to switch it to .39
Do I need to purge all those linux-image-4.13.0-39-generic packages and reinstall from fresh? Would that help any, but anytime I try to manage the image-4.13.0-39 i get that E:Internal Error.
These are the files that need to be upgraded / installed
Quote:
Linux-image-4.13.0-39-generic
linux-image-generic-hwe-16.04
linux-image-extra-4.13.0-39-generic
linux-signed-image-4.13.0-39-generic not configured
linux-signed-image-generic-hwe-16.04
linux-generic-hwe-16.04
linux-signed-generic-hwe-16.04

Last edited by tuxthegreat; 04-26-2018 at 07:51 PM.
 
Old 04-28-2018, 04:48 AM   #2
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Maybe using dpkg -i on those .deb files will work(?).
 
Old 04-28-2018, 09:35 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by fatmac View Post
Maybe using dpkg -i on those .deb files will work(?).
This is the part of syslog that was a clue
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/usr/sbin/grub-mkconfig: 11: /etc/default/grub: acpi=force: not found
run-parts: /etc/kernel/postinst.d/zz-update-grub exited with return code 127
I had a lot of help solving this issue with someone who is much more skilled with linux OS than me,I will post how I did it here in case anyone else finds themselves in this situation; a halfway installed kernel, thank god I was able to boot into it. First I checked my
Quote:
/etc/default/grub
-> "quiet splash" and I noticed that it was missing a little line inside
Quote:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="acpi=force"
I recalled there used to be a second option in there "quiet splash", so instead of doing the nano way, I decided to purge grub-common and remove the 5 other dependencies ( I made sure to write each one of them down so I could reinstall later on.
And here is how this went down, I was on the machine, not via ssh, too many variables can go wrong doing such work with ssh
Code:
dpkg --get-selections | grep grub - this allowed me to see all the dependencies
   apt-get purge grub2-common - this removed my grub2
   apt-get install grub2-common - this reinstalled my grub2
   update-grub - always run this after any grub2 work
   apt-get install shim - dependency
   apt-get install grub-efi-amd64-bin - dependency
   apt-get install grub-efi-amd64- dependency
   apt-get install grub-efi-amd64-signed- dependency
   apt-get install grub2-themes-ubuntu-mate- dependency
   dpkg --configure -a
   update -grub -to finish off the process
I later checked my /etc/default/grub and as I have suspected that option was there
Code:
GRUB_DEFAULT=0
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
GRUB_TIMEOUT=10
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi=force"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""
I was now able to reinstall the latest kernel and no more errors. By the way guys, what option can I input here /etc/default/grub during the bootup phase which would allow me to pick which kernel or kernel recovery I can choose, this would come in very handy, as it stands now, it all goes by so fast I can't even get into the grub options by holding down the shift button

Last edited by tuxthegreat; 04-28-2018 at 11:26 PM.
 
  


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