After Update Broadcom Wireless Driver Missing

What version of Parrot are you running?

PRETTY_NAME=“Parrot GNU/Linux 4.10”
NAME=“Parrot GNU/Linux”
ID=parrot
ID_LIKE=debian
VERSION=“4.10”
VERSION_ID=“4.10”

What hardware are you running? (Machine Model/Brand, graphics card if display issue)
Acer E732 Laptop

What method did you use to install Parrot?
Debian Standard

Configured to multiboot with other systems?
Yes , Windows & Parrot

What have you already tried to fix your problem? Be detailed.

Today I update my Parrot OS from update screen, After updating my wifi is missing. I researched through some threads and found that try sudo parrot-upgrade for fix Broadcom Driver issues. I run the update and still the issue is their and not solved.

Network controller: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries BCM43225 802.11b/g/n (rev 01)

If there are any similar issues or solutions, link to them below:

If there are any error messages or relevant logs, post them below:


Hit:1 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Hit:2 http://packages.microsoft.com/repos/vscode stable InRelease              
Hit:4 https://deb.parrot.sh/parrot rolling InRelease                           
Hit:5 https://deb.parrot.sh/parrot rolling-security InRelease          
Ign:3 https://dl.bintray.com/etcher/debian stable InRelease            
Get:6 https://dl.bintray.com/etcher/debian stable Release [3,674 B]
Fetched 3,674 B in 3s (1,268 B/s)
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
4 packages can be upgraded. Run 'apt list --upgradable' to see them.
Setting up initramfs-tools (0.137) ...
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
Setting up broadcom-sta-dkms (6.30.223.271-14) ...
Removing old broadcom-sta-6.30.223.271 DKMS files...

-------- Uninstall Beginning --------
Module:  broadcom-sta
Version: 6.30.223.271
Kernel:  5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64 (x86_64)
-------------------------------------

Status: This module version was INACTIVE for this kernel.
depmod.....

DKMS: uninstall completed.

------------------------------
Deleting module version: 6.30.223.271
completely from the DKMS tree.
------------------------------
Done.
Loading new broadcom-sta-6.30.223.271 DKMS files...
Building for 5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64
Building initial module for 5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64
Done.

wl.ko:
Running module version sanity check.
 - Original module
   - No original module exists within this kernel
 - Installation
   - Installing to /lib/modules/5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64/updates/dkms/

depmod...

Backing up initrd.img-5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64 to /boot/initrd.img-5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64.old-dkms
Making new initrd.img-5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64
(If next boot fails, revert to initrd.img-5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64.old-dkms image)
update-initramfs............(bad exit status: 1)

-------- Uninstall Beginning --------
Module:  broadcom-sta
Version: 6.30.223.271
Kernel:  5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64 (x86_64)
-------------------------------------

Status: Before uninstall, this module version was ACTIVE on this kernel.

wl.ko:
 - Uninstallation
   - Deleting from: /lib/modules/5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64/updates/dkms/
 - Original module
   - No original module was found for this module on this kernel.
   - Use the dkms install command to reinstall any previous module version.

depmod...

update-initramfs..........(bad exit status: 1)
Warning: There was a problem remaking your initrd.  You must manually remake it
before booting into this kernel.

DKMS: uninstall completed.
Error! Problems with mkinitrd detected.  Automatically uninstalling this module.
DKMS: Install Failed (mkinitrd problems).  Module rolled back to built state.
dpkg: error processing package broadcom-sta-dkms (--configure):
 installed broadcom-sta-dkms package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 7
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.137) ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64
pigz: abort: write error on <stdout> (No space left on device)
E: mkinitramfs failure cpio 141 pigz 28
update-initramfs: failed for /boot/initrd.img-5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64 with 1.
dpkg: error processing package initramfs-tools (--configure):
 installed initramfs-tools package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
 broadcom-sta-dkms
 initramfs-tools
failed to fix interrupted upgrades
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded.
2 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
Setting up initramfs-tools (0.137) ...
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
Setting up broadcom-sta-dkms (6.30.223.271-14) ...
Removing old broadcom-sta-6.30.223.271 DKMS files...

-------- Uninstall Beginning --------
Module:  broadcom-sta
Version: 6.30.223.271
Kernel:  5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64 (x86_64)
-------------------------------------

Status: This module version was INACTIVE for this kernel.
depmod...

DKMS: uninstall completed.

------------------------------
Deleting module version: 6.30.223.271
completely from the DKMS tree.
------------------------------
Done.
Loading new broadcom-sta-6.30.223.271 DKMS files...
Building for 5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64
Building initial module for 5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64
Done.

wl.ko:
Running module version sanity check.
 - Original module
   - No original module exists within this kernel
 - Installation
   - Installing to /lib/modules/5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64/updates/dkms/

depmod...

Backing up initrd.img-5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64 to /boot/initrd.img-5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64.old-dkms
Making new initrd.img-5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64
(If next boot fails, revert to initrd.img-5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64.old-dkms image)
update-initramfs.........(bad exit status: 1)

-------- Uninstall Beginning --------
Module:  broadcom-sta
Version: 6.30.223.271
Kernel:  5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64 (x86_64)
-------------------------------------

Status: Before uninstall, this module version was ACTIVE on this kernel.

wl.ko:
 - Uninstallation
   - Deleting from: /lib/modules/5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64/updates/dkms/
 - Original module
   - No original module was found for this module on this kernel.
   - Use the dkms install command to reinstall any previous module version.

depmod...

update-initramfs.........(bad exit status: 1)
Warning: There was a problem remaking your initrd.  You must manually remake it
before booting into this kernel.

DKMS: uninstall completed.
Error! Problems with mkinitrd detected.  Automatically uninstalling this module.
DKMS: Install Failed (mkinitrd problems).  Module rolled back to built state.
dpkg: error processing package broadcom-sta-dkms (--configure):
 installed broadcom-sta-dkms package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 7
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.137) ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64
pigz: abort: write error on <stdout> (No space left on device)
E: mkinitramfs failure cpio 141 pigz 28
update-initramfs: failed for /boot/initrd.img-5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64 with 1.
dpkg: error processing package initramfs-tools (--configure):
 installed initramfs-tools package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
 broadcom-sta-dkms
 initramfs-tools
Scanning application launchers
Removing duplicate launchers from Debian
Launchers are updated
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
failed to fix conflicts
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following packages have been kept back:
  docutils-common python-cffi-backend python3-argcomplete
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
2 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
Setting up initramfs-tools (0.137) ...
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
Setting up broadcom-sta-dkms (6.30.223.271-14) ...
Removing old broadcom-sta-6.30.223.271 DKMS files...

-------- Uninstall Beginning --------
Module:  broadcom-sta
Version: 6.30.223.271
Kernel:  5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64 (x86_64)
-------------------------------------

Status: This module version was INACTIVE for this kernel.
depmod...

DKMS: uninstall completed.

------------------------------
Deleting module version: 6.30.223.271
completely from the DKMS tree.
------------------------------
Done.
Loading new broadcom-sta-6.30.223.271 DKMS files...
Building for 5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64
Building initial module for 5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64
Done.

wl.ko:
Running module version sanity check.
 - Original module
   - No original module exists within this kernel
 - Installation
   - Installing to /lib/modules/5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64/updates/dkms/

depmod...

Backing up initrd.img-5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64 to /boot/initrd.img-5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64.old-dkms
Making new initrd.img-5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64
(If next boot fails, revert to initrd.img-5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64.old-dkms image)
update-initramfs..........(bad exit status: 1)

-------- Uninstall Beginning --------
Module:  broadcom-sta
Version: 6.30.223.271
Kernel:  5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64 (x86_64)
-------------------------------------

Status: Before uninstall, this module version was ACTIVE on this kernel.

wl.ko:
 - Uninstallation
   - Deleting from: /lib/modules/5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64/updates/dkms/
 - Original module
   - No original module was found for this module on this kernel.
   - Use the dkms install command to reinstall any previous module version.

depmod...

update-initramfs..........(bad exit status: 1)
Warning: There was a problem remaking your initrd.  You must manually remake it
before booting into this kernel.

DKMS: uninstall completed.
Error! Problems with mkinitrd detected.  Automatically uninstalling this module.
DKMS: Install Failed (mkinitrd problems).  Module rolled back to built state.
dpkg: error processing package broadcom-sta-dkms (--configure):
 installed broadcom-sta-dkms package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 7
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.137) ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64
pigz: abort: write error on <stdout> (No space left on device)
E: mkinitramfs failure cpio 141 pigz 28
update-initramfs: failed for /boot/initrd.img-5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64 with 1.
dpkg: error processing package initramfs-tools (--configure):
 installed initramfs-tools package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
 broadcom-sta-dkms
 initramfs-tools
Scanning application launchers
Removing duplicate launchers from Debian
Launchers are updated
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)````
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is there enough space available on the disk??
cause this error is there
please try again
sudo parrot-upgrade after making enough spaces.
Also once the network drivers are installed, if wifi icon doesn’t show up
try restarting the network-manager service
sudo systemctl restart NetworkManager.service or
sudo service Network-Manager restart

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Yeah messing with 0mb space in /boot partition on . But I tried to autoclean and purge old linux kernal but still have same issue. /Boot partition is 326MB only, anyway to extend this ?

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