an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS user here.
Basically I had a problem when running
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
An error code was returned by dpkg because the Linux kernel package 126.96.36.199 was being marked as "not fully installed":
Errors were encountered while processing: linux-image-188.8.131.52-generic linux-image-extra-3.13.0-57-generic E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
I typed uname -r in order to see what the current version of my system kernel is and surprisingly it was 184.108.40.206. Afterwards I rebooted the system and entered grub to list all of the installed linux kernels and saw that I have 3.8.0-35-generic so I booted in with it to try to reinstall the 220.127.116.11 version. I do not have any clue why by default Ubuntu 14.04 boots with 18.104.22.168 when 3.8.0-35 is available.
After I had successfully booted with 3.8.0 I listed once again all of the kernels I have with dpkg in order to be sure that 3.13.0-57 exists.
sudo dpkg --list | grep linux-image sudo apt-get purge linux-image-22.214.171.124-generic sudo apt-get purge linux-image-extra-3.13.0-57-generic
But the extra image package cannot be removed, while the pure linux image can:
Errors were encountered while processing: linux-image-extra-3.13.0-57-generic E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
Any ideas how to fix this? I searched and saw that a possible lack of space on the boot partition can cause this type of problem but I think my case is different. I managed to clear 4-5 old kernels manually in order to be sure that I have freed enough space on the boot partition.
Edit 1: I saw that Ubuntu 14.04.2 ships with Linux Kernel 3.16.x but I do not have it. The newest one I have is 3.8.0-35 and then comes 3.13.0-57.
Edit 2: Running
sudo apt-get autoremove or
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade does not help. It seems that I cannot run any upgrades. Here is the log of
sudo apt-get autoremove:
$ sudo apt-get autoremove Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages will be REMOVED: linux-image-extra-3.13.0-57-generic 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded. 2 not fully installed or removed. After this operation, 152 MB disk space will be freed. Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y (Reading database ... 747752 files and directories currently installed.) Removing linux-image-extra-3.13.0-57-generic (3.13.0-57.95) ... depmod: FATAL: could not load /boot/System.map-3.13.0-57-generic: No such file or directory run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/apt-auto-removal 3.13.0-57-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-57-generic run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/dkms 3.13.0-57-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-57-generic run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools 3.13.0-57-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-57-generic update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-57-generic grep: /boot/config-3.13.0-57-generic: No such file or directory run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/pm-utils 3.13.0-57-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-57-generic run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/update-notifier 3.13.0-57-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-57-generic run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/zz-runlilo 3.13.0-57-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-57-generic Fatal: open /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-46-generic.efi.signed: No such file or directory run-parts: /etc/kernel/postinst.d/zz-runlilo exited with return code 1 dpkg: error processing package linux-image-extra-3.13.0-57-generic (--remove): subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 1 Errors were encountered while processing: linux-image-extra-3.13.0-57-generic E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
I don't know what this -
Fatal: open /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-46-generic.efi.signed: No such file or directory has to do with removing 3.13.0-57.