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Re: synaptic install of initramfs-tools fails




On Sat, May 26, 2018 at 10:24 PM, David Wright <deblis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sat 26 May 2018 at 21:55:49 (-0500), Charles Zeitler wrote:
>> On Sat, May 26, 2018 at 6:53 PM, Ben Caradoc-Davies <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > On 27/05/18 11:10, Charles Zeitler wrote:
>> >>
>> >> when trying to install initramfs-tools, synaptic froze part way through.
>> >
>> > [...]
>> >
>> >> still freezing:
>> >>
>> >> W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168d-1.fw for
>> >> module r8169
>> >> any suggestions?
>> >
>> >
>> > What do you mean by freezing?
>>
>> stopped producing output before finishing
>>
>> >Does "apt-get install -f" complete?
>>
>> nope:
>> E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure
>> -a' to correct the problem.
>>
>> trying to open synaptic gives the same message- E:dpkg was interrupted.....
>>
>> > You should be able to fix the firmware warnings by installing
>> > firmware-realtek from non-free.
>
> Are the files /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168g-3.fw etc present on your
> system? I don't think you've said. There should be about 20 files in
> that directory.
>
> If not, is the package firmware-realtek installed?

no

>
> Also, what was reported when you ran the suggested command?
> # sudo dpkg --configure -a


sudo dpkg --configure initramfs-tools
Setting up initramfs-tools (0.130) ...
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.130) ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.9.0-6-amd64
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8107e-2.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8107e-1.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168h-2.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168h-1.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168g-3.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168g-2.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8106e-2.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8106e-1.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8411-2.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8411-1.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8402-1.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168f-2.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168f-1.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8105e-1.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168e-3.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168e-2.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168e-1.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168d-2.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168d-1.fw for
module r8169

here it stops (freezes)

>
> Cheers,
> David.
>



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