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Thread: Failed update: linux-modules-extra-5.3.0-24-generic_5.3.0-24

  1. #1
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    Oct 2019

    Failed update: linux-modules-extra-5.3.0-24-generic_5.3.0-24

    I got an update this morning for ubuntu 19.10 and it has failed.
    I can't seem to resolve it as I did in the past. Can anyone assist?

    It appears to be struggling to install linux-modules-extra-5.3.0-24-generic_5.3.0-24.
    The 'unable to open '/lib/modules/5.3.0-24-generic/kernel/drivers/tty/ipwireless/ipw' error part seems to change each time I run it.

    sudo apt install --reinstall linux-modules-extra-5.3.0-24-generic
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
      linux-headers-5.3.0-19 linux-headers-5.3.0-19-generic
      linux-image-5.3.0-19-generic linux-image-5.3.0-22-generic
      linux-modules-5.3.0-19-generic linux-modules-5.3.0-22-generic
    Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 12 not upgraded.
    1 not fully installed or removed.
    Need to get 0 B/38.1 MB of archives.
    After this operation, 188 MB of additional disk space will be used.
    (Reading database ... 238411 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to unpack .../linux-modules-extra-5.3.0-24-generic_5.3.0-24.26_amd64.d
    eb ...
    Unpacking linux-modules-extra-5.3.0-24-generic (5.3.0-24.26) ...
    dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-modules-extra-5.3.0
    -24-generic_5.3.0-24.26_amd64.deb (--unpack):
     unable to open '/lib/modules/5.3.0-24-generic/kernel/drivers/tty/ipwireless/ipw
    ireless.ko.dpkg-new': Operation not permitted
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
    I have tried the following as well:
    sudo apt --fix-broken install
    sudo apt autoremove
    sudo apt autoclean
    sudo apt-get update –fix-missing
    sudo dpkg --configure -a
    sudo apt-get install -f
    Edit: I'm afraid to reboot as this could stop me from logging in or something.

    Any ideas?
    Last edited by yaminb; 1 Week Ago at 04:31 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2019

    Re: Failed update: linux-modules-extra-5.3.0-24-generic_5.3.0-24

    I just tried a reboot to see if that solved it, it didn't

    But I can get into advanced Ubuntu boot options and can boot into the 5.3.0-23 kernel, so that's a workaround for now.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2019

    Re: Failed update: linux-modules-extra-5.3.0-24-generic_5.3.0-24

    Not sure what fixed it. I just kept doing the same steps of reinstalling the headers. But eventually it all worked.
    I was in the .23 kernel when doing the work.


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