Tried synaptic and got the following error msg: E: linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64: subprocess installed pre-removal script returned error exit status 1.
According to http://us.generation-nt.com/bug-601962-linux-image-2-6-32-5-amd64-removal-fails-clean-chroot-help-200881891.html
Bug#601962: linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64: removal fails in a clean chroot
October 31st, 2010 - 07:00 am ET by Lucas Nussbaum
Removing linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64 in a clean chroot fails:
# apt-get remove --purge linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
After this operation, 99.0 MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?
(Reading database ... 9662 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64 ...
dpkg: error processing linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64 (--purge):
subprocess installed pre-removal script returned error exit status 1
configured to not write apport reports
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
I haven't found any work arounds so I'm kind of stuck.