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Thread: Ubuntu upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 failed

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    Exclamation Ubuntu upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 failed

    I don't even know where to start. This is unbelievable. I'm not staying up to troubleshoot this, but I'll leave my PC on. I'll follow up as time permits over the next few days.
    I can provide logs if they will help.

    Current state:
    Still logged into Ubuntu, upgrade "completed". It said I had errors during install. It said the system may be in an unusable state.

    System info:
    New H77 based system with Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD
    No major tweaks, just small stuff, including SSD recommendations to use "noatime" on the / volume.

    What happened during install:
    1. Install started fine.

    1.5 Install halted to ask which services did I want to restart(?) for install of some package. I left the default and clicked ok.

    2. About 50% thru, got an error on the screen saying low disk space. (Absolutely not true - brand new drive, works fine (up till now) and about 150GB free during install) The rest of the popup box was litterly boxes instead of characters.

    3. I started getting other errors, "could not install linux-image-extra-3.8.0-19-generic" - "subprocess installed post-installation script returned exit status 2". Could only click Close.

    4. Then at least 1 more similar error appeared for another "app". Not immediately following the previous one. Clicked Close.

    5. Eventually install said there were errors and it was going to do something (revert? not sure) but I could only click Yes.

    6. Install said it completed but there were errors and the system may be unusable.
    Last edited by fr33z0n3r; April 30th, 2013 at 04:05 AM. Reason: Solved my issues - thanks!

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    Re: HELP! - Ubuntu upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 just failed bad

    I had the same problem - there is no space left on /boot.

    I guess you should uninstall some older kernels (but leave one!!).
    Then see what
    Code:
    apt-get install linux-image-extra-3.8.0-19-generic
    Says.

    David.

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    Re: HELP! - Ubuntu upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 just failed bad

    Thanks David! That got me a fully installed 3.8 kernel.

    Now, what about the other errors I saw? Could they have been critical errors based due no space on /boot?

    Is there a way to say re-upgrade? Will a "force re-upgrade" preserve all my config?

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    Re: HELP! - Ubuntu upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 just failed bad

    Low disk space is not referring to the whole of the hard disk but to a specific partition. Do you have a separate /boot partition? What was your partition arrangements for Ubuntu 12.10.
    It is a machine. It is more stupid than we are. It will not stop us from doing stupid things.
    Ubuntu user #33,200. Linux user #530,530


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    Re: Ubuntu upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 failed

    Quote Originally Posted by fr33z0n3r View Post
    Can a mod please move this to "installs and upgrades"? I'm guessing that is the correct forum for this?
    Done.
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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    Re: Ubuntu upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 failed

    @grahammechanical - I have a 255MB boot partition, and a 250GB root partition. The boot partition was filled. I uninstalled old kernels to resolve the space issue there. I just don't understand if I will have other issues, sicne I saw multiple errors.

    I didn't record them, since I thought the whole install was going to fail from the point of the first error on out. It was only 2 or 3 more errors. That makes it seem salvagable, but I have no idea how to determine what errored, and how/if to fix it.

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    Re: Ubuntu upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 failed

    For next steps, what should I do?

    1. Should I just reboot and see if its bootable? Ignoring any other errors?
    2. Should I review/share the upgrade logs (which?) in order to isolate what errored out?
    3. Should I run commands like

    Code:
    apt-get install -f
    apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop
    OR

    4. Run these - "To try to finish configuring all remaining packages, and fix any broken packages, open terminal and try:"

    Code:
    sudo dpkg --configure -a
    sudo apt-get install -f

    I would appreciate help fom folks since I'm a noob at linux troubleshooting.
    Last edited by fr33z0n3r; April 30th, 2013 at 12:55 AM.

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    Re: Ubuntu upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 failed

    I started with #4 and then also tried another command to upgrade. It seems like it was quiet and therefore perhaps my issues are over?

    I have a backup from 12.10, but I'd rather not learn how to restore that (profile was encrypted). I'm gonna try and reboot now. If it fails I'll review info about the liveCD recovery I've read about. And try to post back here too.

    Code:
    user@desktop:~$ sudo dpkg --configure -a
    [sudo] password for user: 
    user@desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install -f
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
      libaccounts-qt5-1 libblas3gf libdee-qt5-3 libmath-round-perl
      libqt5graphicaleffects5 libqt5network5 libqt5qml5 libqt5quick5 libqt5svg5
      libqt5v8-5 libqt5xml5 libsignon-qt5-1 libwebp2 libxmlrpc-core-c3
      linux-headers-3.5.0-17 linux-headers-3.5.0-17-generic
      qtdeclarative5-accounts-plugin qtdeclarative5-friends-plugin
      qtdeclarative5-qtquick2-plugin qtdeclarative5-ubuntu-ui-toolkit-plugin
      ubuntu-ui-toolkit-theme
    Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    user@desktop:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    Calculating upgrade... Done
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

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    Smile Re: Ubuntu upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 failed

    um, I made it back within minutes of my last post. Forums were down. The forums seem to be back now.

    I think everything is fine as far as the upgrade. I had an audio issue with Skype that I managed to find a fix for.

    So I'm all set on this. Thanks for the help!

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