For some reason apt can't uninstall an old kernel and because of this I can't use apt at all since it first tries to do autoremove everytime.
➜ sudo apt-get autoremove Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages will be REMOVED: linux-image-extra-4.10.0-19-generic 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 1 not upgraded. 2 not fully installed or removed. After this operation, 155 MB disk space will be freed. Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y (Reading database ... 266341 files and directories currently installed.) Removing linux-image-extra-4.10.0-19-generic (4.10.0-19.21) ... run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/apt-auto-removal 4.10.0-19-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.10.0-19-generic run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/dkms 4.10.0-19-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.10.0-19-generic
So far I tried the following after google'ing A LOT
- installing the package again with APT
- installing the linux-image-188.8.131.52-generic package with APT
- removing the mention packages with
sudo dpkg --remove --force-remove-reinstreq linux-image-extra-4.10.0-19-generic
- installing the packages with
--reinstalltag with APT.
All the steps hangs in the same line.
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/dkms 4.10.0-19-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.10.0-19-generic
All I can do after this is just kill the process and remove the locks and try something else or reboot.
And just to be sure I gave it a looooooooong time to finish, but it did not.
There are a lot of space in my drive and my /boot location, so it is definitely not a space issue. Also I saw couple of people encountered smilar issues with Nvidia drivers but I never installed nvidia drivers in the first place. I am using onboard intel gpu in linux.
So at this point I am open to suggestions. Thank you in advance.