No wired or wireless network
lproven at gmail.com
Sat Oct 19 00:57:45 UTC 2013
On 19 October 2013 01:25, Asif Iqbal <vadud3 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Tried to upgade from 13.04 64bit desktop to 13.10 when the upgrade
> notification popped up.
> However after few mins into the upgrade process, it showed upgrade
> cancelled since /boot did not have enough space.
> Cleaned all kernels (including current one 3.8.0-31-generic, yikes!)
> with a typo in regex in apt-get purge. However were able to install the
> -30 and -31 back in and rebooted. After the reboot no network.
> sudo ifconfig -a does not show eth0 or wlan0.
> sudo lshw -class network shows both of pro/wireless 5100agn
> and broadcom netlink bcm5787m gig are UNCLAIMED.
> Any help restoring at least the wired/broadcom will be appreciated.
> Luckily I have this computer running lubuntu and has working network
> so I could email :-)
I know this isn't exactly an answer, but to be honest, I'd suggest 2 things:
 Don't use a separate /boot partition. The reasons that it was
needed are historical now and do not apply to 21st century hardware.
 Don't try to fix your old installation. Back up the stuff in /home
and do a full clean reinstall.
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