[Bug 502417] [NEW] initramfs pointing to wrong kernel version

Alan Jackson alan at ajackson.org
Sat Jan 2 20:25:49 UTC 2010

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: initramfs-tools

I just did a clean install of Karmic onto a system with partitions for
Intrepid and Jaunty on it. The install was amazingly smooth (good work
guys), including my manual disk reformatting and such, until the very
end when it hiccupped about initramfs. I went ahead and rebooted, and it
booted up fine, but hung during the install of updated packages.
Rebooted again, looks fine, but now I cannot get apt-get to work.

$ sudo dpkg --configure -a
Setting up initramrs-tools (0.92bubuntu53) ...
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)

Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ...
update-initramfs: generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.17-12-generic
Cannot find /lib/modules/2.6.17-12-generic
update-initramfs: failed for /boot/initrd.img-2.6.17-12-generic
dpkg: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1

Now of course it can't find that.
$ ls /lib/modules

This is a real bummer since apt-get is broken...

** Affects: initramfs-tools (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

initramfs pointing to wrong kernel version
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