Re: Latest buster upgrade gets stuck -resolved
- Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2018 05:13:25 -0400
- From: Gary Dale <garyndp@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Latest buster upgrade gets stuck -resolved
On 2018-06-04 12:20 AM, Gary Dale wrote:
I'm running buster on an AMD64 system. I do an apt full-upgrade each
night but tonight it's getting stuck. It seems to be building the
initramfs image but having trouble with memtest86+. These are the last
6 lines that it displays then stops. The terminal window isn't frozen
- it responds to <enter> for example by scrolling up.
I thought the problem may be related to linux-headers-4.16.0-2-amd64
wasn't installed. This causes a problem setting up
linux-image-4.16.0-2-amd64. However, after installing the headers, I'm
still getting the same problem.
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-4.16.0-1-amd64
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-3-amd64
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-4.15.0-3-amd64
Found memtest86 image: /boot/memtest86.bin
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
Found memtest86+ multiboot image: /boot/memtest86+_multiboot.bin
It originally got stuck on the apt full-upgrade. After waiting 15 or
20 minutes, I killed the process and ran dpkg --configure -a but got
the same results.
I also removed the various memtest86 packages since I don't really need
them. Unfortunately the initramfs build still gets stuck.
Next I tried removing old kernel crud from /boot since apt seemed to be
processing it when running the update-initramfs. Apt remove followed by
a manual rm of the old files left me with just files related to the 4.16
I even tried rebooting to see if that cleared up the problem. It didn't.
I did notice however that I had the old grub options, which is expected
since the update-grub command probably never executed.
Spoke too soon. After the reboot, the dpkg --configure -a did finally
complete. It took a couple of minutes but it did finally returned to the