why wont linux-generic_4.10.0.30.31_amd64.deb break during grub-update making initrd ?

Asked by robert Newton on 2017-08-10

process report to depkg reports new kernel -30 fails to install

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

Please provide the full output that you get.

Also give the output of:

df -h; uname -a; uname -i; lsb_release -a

Thanks

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #3

This question was expired because it remained in the 'Needs information' state without activity for the last 15 days.

robert Newton (newtonsys-o) said : #4

grub boots xenial-desktop-amd64.iso w memdisk that dies!
so i loopback and linux /casper.vm.efi and initrd /casper/initrd.lz
just to use my external wifi usb antenna.
!! nm-applet and nm-cli fail to connect to any one w either wlan1 or wlan0
including
old successfull wifi

ubuntu@ubuntu:/isodevice$ df -h; uname -a; uname -i; lsb_release -a
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
udev 930M 4.0K 930M 1% /dev
tmpfs 189M 21M 169M 11% /run
/dev/sda4 433G 431G 2.6G 100% /isodevice
/dev/loop0 1.4G 1.4G 0 100% /cdrom
/dev/loop1 1.4G 1.4G 0 100% /rofs
/cow 944M 827M 117M 88% /
tmpfs 944M 1.7M 943M 1% /dev/shm
tmpfs 5.0M 4.0K 5.0M 1% /run/lock
tmpfs 944M 0 944M 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
tmpfs 944M 30M 915M 4% /tmp
cgmfs 100K 0 100K 0% /run/cgmanager/fs.
tmpfs 189M 132K 189M 1% /run/user/999
/dev/sda6 23G 16G 6.3G 72% /mnt
Linux ubuntu 4.4.0-2-generic #16-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jan 28 15:44:21 UTC 2016
x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
x86_64
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu Xenial Xerus (development branch)
Release: 16.04
Codename: xenial

On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 2:04 AM, actionparsnip <
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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #5

What exactly are you trying to do?

What operating system(s) so you have installed on hard disk(s)?
What happens if you try booting them?

The question title mentions the 4.10.0.30 kernel, but your output shows that you booted the 4.4.0.2 version.

robert Newton (newtonsys-o) said : #6

> What .. do?
yes. I wanted to use my external wifi antenna. zesty ubuntu 16 has a
networkManager
applet and nmcli that try to connect to an open target, fail, an endlessly
try another.

I found grub can boot into a kernel with initrd but dump into a busybox
shell.
1676083200 Sep 15 13:01 /isodevice/linuxmint-18.2-cinnamon-64bit.iso*
1502576640 Sep 16 19:13 /isodevice/xenial-desktop-amd64.iso*

I was stuck there for a month. I 'cp -rv /scripts /mnt/scripts' and 'grep
/proc/cmdline *'
BOOT_IMAGE=/casper/vmlinuz.efi iso-scan/filename=/xenial-desktop-amd64.iso
This let name=path let me into both iso's i've collected but didn't work.
That is why my kernel is old.

IsoLinux, syslinux, and extLinux together have a .org website.
A search for 'cinnamon mint linux' let me read how to add:

root=hd0,6 # has grub2-efi /boot/image from grub-isoimage pkg
loopback loop /linuxmint-18.2-cinnamon-64bit.iso
set root=loop
time ls -l /casper /casper/preseed
search.file vmlinuz v #garbage!
search.file mint.seed s #yields only device uuid
time linux /casper/vmlinuz
iso-scan/filename=/linuxmint-18.2-cinnamon-64bit.iso boot=$
echo FIND ltsp.seed ubuntu.seed casper.seed # will FILE= find seed file??
         ls -l /cdrom /cdrom/preseed #only one file to help at grub time
for mint
        search.file initrd.lz i
time initrd /casper/initrd.lz #can take 88 seconds to load!
echo found? $v $i $s $root
        sleep -v 8 # add single in grub to
} #nano edit boot grub.cfg ; then reboot

don't forget:
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE ;-)

I tried to disable my internal wifi with
$ nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-ath_pci.conf
old
   blacklist ath_pci
new
+ #disable internal wifi radio
+ #blacklist ath9k
this was enough to disappear wlp2s0
+ #ath 28672 3 ath9k_hw,ath9k,ath9k_common #lsmod

good news : xenial lets setSerial support my ch341 from china for $1.85!

On Sun, Oct 1, 2017 at 11:48 AM, Manfred Hampl <
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> Your question #655744 on Ubuntu changed:
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> Status: Open => Needs information
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> Manfred Hampl requested more information:
> What exactly are you trying to do?
>
> What operating system(s) so you have installed on hard disk(s)?
> What happens if you try booting them?
>
> The question title mentions the 4.10.0.30 kernel, but your output shows
> that you booted the 4.4.0.2 version.
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robert Newton (newtonsys-o) said : #7

this question should die. An Arer laptop would only boot with -13 kernel.
All others would ignore root=/dev/sda4, root=UUID=yuk, or root=LABEL=Acer ! kernel panic

I hoped another kernel would fix this.
Every update-grub would have an err msg during initrd assembly hence the question.
I think I've lost that laptop.

Sorry I can't help further.
Perhaps I should refer this to
NetworkManager package team.

It is why I might switch to xenial or mint.
thanks for your help.