View Full Version : Update failed for linux-image-2.6.31-20

March 27th, 2010, 02:02 AM
Problem is i am having trouble updating 2.6.31-20. It keeps failing, and i can't figure it out. The system runs excellent other then this problem. All help will be much appreciated.

Kernel Info:

Linux budman-laptop 2.6.31-20-generic #57-Ubuntu SMP Mon Feb 8 09:02:26 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Error Information:

The following packages will be upgraded:
1 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/28.9MB of archives. After unpacking 4,096B will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?] y
Writing extended state information... Done
(Reading database ... 178183 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace linux-image-2.6.31-20-generic 2.6.31-20.57 (using .../linux-image-2.6.31-20-generic_2.6.31-20.58_amd64.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement linux-image-2.6.31-20-generic ...
dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-2.6.31-20-generic_2.6.31-20.58_amd64.deb (--unpack):
subprocess dpkg-deb --fsys-tarfile returned error exit status 2
Running postrm hook script /usr/sbin/update-grub.
Generating grub.cfg ...
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-20-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-20-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-19-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-19-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-14-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-14-generic
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
A package failed to install. Trying to recover:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Reading extended state information
Initializing package states... Done

March 27th, 2010, 04:51 PM
sudo aptitude safe-upgrade

See if it's work.

March 28th, 2010, 08:27 AM
sudo aptitude safe-upgrade

See if it's work.

No, the same thing happened.

March 28th, 2010, 10:16 AM
I have the same issue. Can we revert to an older version of the kernel? Man I hate upgrades.

March 30th, 2010, 06:01 PM
I too have the same problem, and my system won't boot up with any of the older kernels on Lucid beta 1. Any solutions anyone?

March 30th, 2010, 11:16 PM
I saw this message after I posted my version of the problem:

http://ubuntuforums.org/images/icons/icon9.gif Re: Error message when doing updates...
I have had the same problem, but the $sudo dpkg --configure -a does not solve the problem. In the terminal I get an endless stream of:

Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-15generic-pae

Is there any way I can fix this short of reinstalling 9.10?

I tried
sudo aptitude safe-upgradeI still get the endless stream of Found . . . .

Thanks to all for all suggestions!!