Ubuntu Installation :: Crash During 2.6.31-20 Kernel Update

Mar 8, 2010

Running Karmic on my laptop, I get very occasional kernel panics (suspect it has something to do with the Broadcom WiFi because it only seems to happen with heavy network traffic or HDD access), but just my lucky, this time it Panic'd on me during my recent update -> linux-kernel 2.6.31-20. My system still 'works', but I get the following when doing any other updates, now:

Code:
sudo dpkg --configure -a
[sudo] password for tango:
Setting up linux-image-2.6.31-20-generic (2.6.31-20.57) ...
dpkg (subprocess): unable to execute installed post-installation script: Exec format error
dpkg: error processing linux-image-2.6.31-20-generic (--configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-image-generic:
linux-image-generic depends on linux-image-2.6.31-20-generic; however:
Package linux-image-2.6.31-20-generic is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing linux-image-generic (--configure):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-generic:
linux-generic depends on linux-image-generic (= 2.6.31.20.33); however:
Package linux-image-generic is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing linux-generic (--configure):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
linux-image-2.6.31-20-generic
linux-image-generic
linux-generic

Now I cannot seem to get rid of that, and of course, I am stuck in the prior version. Granted everything 'works' - but it bothers me. What's the best way to go about tracking down and hashing out a problem like this?

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