update-manager crashed with Depends in _run_in_dialog(): module-init-toolw (>= 3.2.1) but it is not installed

Asked by Dan Hinds

Binary package hint: update-manager

occurred on 2nd update on 2nd boot

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: update-manager 1:0.147.5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.41-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Apr 10 15:45:18 2011
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/update-manager
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Beta i386 (20110330)
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python2.7
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/python2.7 /usr/bin/update-manager
PythonArgs: ['/usr/bin/update-manager']
SourcePackage: update-manager
Title: update-manager crashed with Depends in _run_in_dialog(): module-init-toolw (>= 3.2.1) but it is not installed
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare

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Yann D├Čnendal (yannbreliere) said :

I got this error when booting from an install usb key, I chose the option to upgrade the current ubuntu 11.10 installation.

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Barry Drake (b-drake) said :

Firstly, do you have a current full backup? If not please make one before trying anything else. My advice would be NOT to try to upgrade; it is almost always better to do a clean install.

Firstly, download the iso for 12.04. Burn the iso to a DVD and use the DVD to boot into Ubuntu running from the DVD. At this stage, you will have changed nothing and can test 12.04 to make sure it runs OK on your hardware. Make sure also that you like 12.04

If all that is OK, great. If not you have not lost anything.

Then do a clean install using the entire hard drive (unless you have a second operating system and dual boot). If you really want to try to upgrade, there is an upgrade option on the DVD installer, but it may give you a flaky installation after what you have found with the update manager.

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