I'll start by saying I'am a total beginner in Linux. I have Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS installed on a separate machine and I use it for storing data and hosting some services. I usually use Webmin to update my packages (and other simple stuff) and I didn't do it for quite a while. Today I tried to update them and this is what I saw with every single package (215 times):
Installing package(s) with command apt-get -y install appmenu-gtk .. dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-image-generic-pae: linux-image-generic-pae depends on linux-image-3.2.0-37-generic-pae; however: Package linux-image-3.2.0-37-generic-pae is not installed. dpkg: error processing linux-image-generic-pae (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Setting up postfix (2.9.1-5) ... Postfix configuration was untouched. If you need to make changes, edit /etc/postfix/main.cf (and others) as needed. To view Postfix configuration values, see postconf(1). After modifying main.cf, be sure to run '/etc/init.d/postfix reload'. Running newaliases newaliases: fatal: bad string length 0 < 1: setgid_group = dpkg: error processing postfix (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 75 dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of bsd-mailx: bsd-mailx depends on default-mta | mail-transport-agent; however: Package default-mta is not installed. Package postfix which provides default-mta is not configured yet. Package mail-transport-agent is not installed. Package postfix which provides mail-transport-agent is not configured yet. dpkg: error processing bsd-mailx (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-generic-pae: linux-generic-pae depends on linux-image-generic-pae (= 184.108.40.206.44); however: Package linux-image-generic-pae is not configured yet. linux-generic-pae depends on linux-headers-generic-pae (= 220.127.116.11.44); however: Version of linux-headers-generic-pae on system is 18.104.22.168.46. dpkg: error processing linux-generic-pae (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of mailutils: mailutils depends on default-mta | mail-transport-agent; however: Package default-mta is not installed. Package postfix which provides default-mta is not configured yet. Package mail-transport-agent is not installed. Package postfix which provides mail-transport-agent is not configured yet. dpkg: error processing mailutils (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Processing triggers for libc-bin ... ldconfig deferred processing now taking place Errors were encountered while processing: linux-image-generic-pae postfix bsd-mailx linux-generic-pae mailutils Reading package lists... Building dependency tree... Reading state information... You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The following packages have unmet dependencies: linux-generic-pae : Depends: linux-headers-generic-pae (= 22.214.171.124.44) but 126.96.36.199.46 is to be installed linux-image-generic-pae : Depends: linux-image-3.2.0-37-generic-pae but it is not going to be installed E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
As adviced in this error message i connected through SSH and run:
sudo apt-get -f install
Here is the result:
Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: gir1.2-gconf-2.0 libutouch-grail1 libunity6 libidl-common libglew1.5 linux-headers-3.2.0-25 linux-headers-3.2.0-25-generic-pae libglewmx1.5 libutouch-evemu1 libidl0 libdee-1.0-1 libutouch-frame1 linux-headers-3.2.0-25-generic liborbit2 libutouch-geis1 Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them. The following extra packages will be installed: linux-generic-pae linux-image-3.2.0-38-generic-pae linux-image-generic-pae Suggested packages: fdutils linux-doc-3.2.0 linux-source-3.2.0 linux-tools The following NEW packages will be installed: linux-image-3.2.0-38-generic-pae The following packages will be upgraded: linux-generic-pae linux-image-generic-pae 2 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 217 not upgraded. 5 not fully installed or removed. Need to get 0 B/38.2 MB of archives. After this operation, 113 MB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y (Reading database ... 526203 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking linux-image-3.2.0-38-generic-pae (from .../linux-image-3.2.0-38-generic-pae_3.2.0-38.61_i386.deb) ... Done. dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-3.2.0-38-generic-pae_3.2.0-38.61_i386.deb (--unpack): failed in write on buffer copy for backend dpkg-deb during `./boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-38-generic-pae': No space left on device No apport report written because the error message indicates a disk full error dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe) Examining /etc/kernel/postrm.d . run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postrm.d/initramfs-tools 3.2.0-38-generic-pae /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-38-generic-pae run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postrm.d/zz-update-grub 3.2.0-38-generic-pae /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-38-generic-pae Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-3.2.0-38-generic-pae_3.2.0-38.61_i386.deb E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
Generally, I can see that I have a problem with linux-image-3.2.0-37-generic-pae or simply "linux kernel image".
Can you please suggest any steps that I should take to fix that? Or maybe there is a way to reinstall Ubuntu components without messing up my configurations? (kinda like in Windows ?) Please keep in mind I'am a beginner user.