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Michael Ott 09-03-2011 01:21 PM

Bug#640220: linux-image-3.0.0-1-orion5x: Cannot update kernel image
Package: linux-2.6
Version: 3.0.0-3
Severity: normal

When I try to upgrade my system I got the following error:
Setting up linux-image-3.0.0-1-orion5x (3.0.0-3) ...
Running depmod.
) points to /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-1-orion5x
(/boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-1-orion5x) -- doing nothing at /var/lib/dpkg/info/linux-image-3.0.0-1-orion5x.postinst line 346.
The link /boot/initrd.img is a dangling linkto /boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-1-orion5x
Running flash-kernel.
Can't find /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-1-orion5x and /boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-1-orion5x
User postinst hook script [flash-kernel] exited with value 1
dpkg: error processing linux-image-3.0.0-1-orion5x (--configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
configured to not write apport reports
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-image-orion5x:
linux-image-orion5x depends on linux-image-3.0.0-1-orion5x; however:
Package linux-image-3.0.0-1-orion5x is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing linux-image-orion5x (--configure):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
configured to not write apport reports
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Current running with 2.6.23:
# uname -a
Linux king-coder14.king-coder 2.6.32-5-orion5x #1 Wed Jun 15 03:39:17 UTC 2011 armv5tel GNU/Linux

-- Package-specific info:
** Kernel log: boot messages should be attached

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (700, 'testing'), (650, 'unstable'), (600, 'stable'), (500, 'oldstable')
Architecture: armel (armv5tel)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-orion5x
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages linux-image-3.0.0-1-orion5x depends on:
ii debconf [debconf-2.0] 1.5.40 Debian configuration management sy
ii initramfs-tools [linux-initra 0.99 tools for generating an initramfs
ii linux-base 3.3 Linux image base package
ii module-init-tools 3.16-1 tools for managing Linux kernel mo

Versions of packages linux-image-3.0.0-1-orion5x recommends:
ii firmware-linux-free 3 Binary firmware for various driver
ii uboot-mkimage 2011.03-6 generate kernel image for U-Boot (

Versions of packages linux-image-3.0.0-1-orion5x suggests:
pn fdutils <none> (no description available)
pn linux-doc-3.0.0 <none> (no description available)

Versions of packages linux-image-3.0.0-1-orion5x is related to:
pn firmware-bnx2 <none> (no description available)
pn firmware-bnx2x <none> (no description available)
pn firmware-ipw2x00 <none> (no description available)
pn firmware-ivtv <none> (no description available)
pn firmware-iwlwifi <none> (no description available)
pn firmware-linux <none> (no description available)
pn firmware-linux-nonfree <none> (no description available)
pn firmware-qlogic <none> (no description available)
pn firmware-ralink <none> (no description available)
pn xen-hypervisor <none> (no description available)

-- debconf information:
linux-image-3.0.0-1-orion5x/postinst/depmod-error-initrd-3.0.0-1-orion5x: false
linux-image-3.0.0-1-orion5x/prerm/removing-running-kernel-3.0.0-1-orion5x: true

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Hector Oron 09-05-2011 12:12 PM

Bug#640220: linux-image-3.0.0-1-orion5x: Cannot update kernel image

On Mon, Sep 05, 2011 at 06:53:54AM +0200, Michael Ott wrote:

> Setting up linux-image-3.0.0-1-orion5x (3.0.0-3) ...
> Running depmod.
> Examining /etc/kernel/postinst.d.
> run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools 3.0.0-1-orion5x /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-1-orion5x
> update-initramfs: Generating
> /boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-1-orion5x
> Setting up linux-image-orion5x (3.0.0+39) ...
> After restart the old kernel is running:

For some reason, update-initramfs does not call flash-kernel when creating an initramfs image.
For a quick fix, you could manually try to run flash-kernel after installing new kernel.

This problem has been spotted and discussed at debian-kernel mailing lists, but it has not yet
been fixed. < >

Apologies for inconveniences.

Best regards,
Héctor Orón

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