No wired or wireless network

Liam Proven lproven at
Sat Oct 19 00:57:45 UTC 2013

On 19 October 2013 01:25, Asif Iqbal <vadud3 at> 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:

[1] Don't use a separate /boot partition. The reasons that it was
needed are historical now and do not apply to 21st century hardware.

[2] Don't try to fix your old installation. Back up the stuff in /home
and do a full clean reinstall.

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