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Update Manager - Kernel Update Hangs

Post by bradshawd » Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:50 am

Folks, I have just updated an older desktop PC to Mint 18.1 64 bit and so far so good.

First updates downloaded and installed without issue.

Kernel updates (x 3) showed in list.. All selected and "install updates" button clicked.

2 of the kernel updates installed and the third was still in the list upon return to the PC.... Reboot methinks......

Re-selected and set off install updates again. seems to have gotten stuck at memtest (see screenshot and copied output below)

Unfortunately although I use Mint on a number of machines I fear I am not technical enough to resolve this one.. Any help / suggestions gratefully received.

Derek

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Selecting previously unselected package linux-headers-4.4.0-71.
(Reading database ... 235428 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../linux-headers-4.4.0-71_4.4.0-71.92_all.deb ...
Unpacking linux-headers-4.4.0-71 (4.4.0-71.92) ...
Selecting previously unselected package linux-headers-4.4.0-71-generic.
Preparing to unpack .../linux-headers-4.4.0-71-generic_4.4.0-71.92_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking linux-headers-4.4.0-71-generic (4.4.0-71.92) ...
Selecting previously unselected package linux-image-4.4.0-71-generic.
Preparing to unpack .../linux-image-4.4.0-71-generic_4.4.0-71.92_amd64.deb ...
Done.
Unpacking linux-image-4.4.0-71-generic (4.4.0-71.92) ...
Selecting previously unselected package linux-image-extra-4.4.0-71-generic.
Preparing to unpack .../linux-image-extra-4.4.0-71-generic_4.4.0-71.92_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking linux-image-extra-4.4.0-71-generic (4.4.0-71.92) ...
Setting up linux-headers-4.4.0-71 (4.4.0-71.92) ...
Setting up linux-headers-4.4.0-71-generic (4.4.0-71.92) ...
Examining /etc/kernel/header_postinst.d.
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/header_postinst.d/dkms 4.4.0-71-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-71-generic
Setting up linux-image-4.4.0-71-generic (4.4.0-71.92) ...
Running depmod.
update-initramfs: deferring update (hook will be called later)
Examining /etc/kernel/postinst.d.
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/apt-auto-removal 4.4.0-71-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-71-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/dkms 4.4.0-71-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-71-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools 4.4.0-71-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-71-generic
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.4.0-71-generic
Warning: No support for locale: en_GB.utf8
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/pm-utils 4.4.0-71-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-71-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/unattended-upgrades 4.4.0-71-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-71-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/zz-update-grub 4.4.0-71-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-71-generic
Generating grub configuration file ...
Warning: Setting GRUB_TIMEOUT to a non-zero value when GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT is set is no longer supported.
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-71-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-4.4.0-71-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-70-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-4.4.0-70-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-21-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-4.4.0-21-generic
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.elf
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
done
Setting up linux-image-extra-4.4.0-71-generic (4.4.0-71.92) ...
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/apt-auto-removal 4.4.0-71-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-71-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/dkms 4.4.0-71-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-71-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools 4.4.0-71-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-71-generic
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.4.0-71-generic
Warning: No support for locale: en_GB.utf8
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/pm-utils 4.4.0-71-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-71-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/unattended-upgrades 4.4.0-71-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-71-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/zz-update-grub 4.4.0-71-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-71-generic
Generating grub configuration file ...
Warning: Setting GRUB_TIMEOUT to a non-zero value when GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT is set is no longer supported.
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-71-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-4.4.0-71-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-70-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-4.4.0-70-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-21-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-4.4.0-21-generic
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.elf
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
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Re: Update Manager - Kernel Update Hangs

Post by kc1di » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:16 am

Hello bradshawd and Welcome to Mint,

you can try this in a terminal see what happens:
(Note: you'll have to close the update manager first)

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sudo dpkg --configure -a
If that works or does nothing - next you need to update grub with this command:

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sudo update-grub
Reboot then check to see which kernel is being used.

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uname -r
Good luck
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Re: Update Manager - Kernel Update Hangs

Post by bradshawd » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:07 am

@ kc1di

Many thanks for your response..

Went away - Mowed lawn, Washed Motorcycles and Car came back and it has finally finished after approx 3 hours. just needed to be a little more patient.... :wink:

Derek

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Re: Update Manager - Kernel Update Hangs

Post by kc1di » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:49 am

Glad it finally sorted out :)
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(SOLVED, I think) Update Manager - Kernel Update Hangs

Post by bradshawd » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:44 am

Apologies for the very long awaited response to this but it may help somebody.

This seems to be something to do with the fact I have two HDD in the desktop machine.

The update seems to spend an inordinate amount of time attempting to discover the correct boot drive and partition before committing. Unplug the 2nd drive before an update and it is completed in moments rather than hours.

Not Ideal, but a workaround. Either that or only perform the Kernel updates overnight whilst in bed... :D

Derek

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