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Thread: Grub menu does not point to latest kernel

  1. #11
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    Re: Grub menu does not point to latest kernel

    Sounds good. I'll let you know how this works out (probably tomorrow--I will clone the system 1st and need time to do that).

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    Re: Grub menu does not point to latest kernel

    I clone the system from time to time to make sure I have a functioning image. My existing backup was 4 months old (taken before I upgraded from lucid to precise), so it was time.

    [BTW, I was reminded NOT to use a USB 2.0 drive (I have a n HD dock) as the target for clonezilla--takes twice as long--but I didn't feel like opening the case to hook up my spare drive and I didn't have an eSATA cable--doesn't pay to be lazy.]

    Anyway, after cloning, I rebooted and followed darkod's instructions:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove --purge grub grub-pc grub-common
    sudo apt-get install grub-pc
    sudo grub-mkconfig
    sudo update-grub
    sudo grub-install /dev/sda

    Went smoothly, and rebooted. All the noise I was getting at startup went away--lots of messages about VMWARE (which I do not use) and something about the SCO Timer (or something). Now it just boots..takes me from the Ubuntu logo screen to the password screen to my desktop.
    Code:
     uname -r
    shows I'm now on kernmel version 3.2.0-35...so this is now done.

    Thanks you all!

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    Re: Grub menu does not point to latest kernel

    One other thing:

    I got rid of all the dpkg errors that showed up in the boot-repair log by
    Code:
    sudo dpkg --clear-avail
    sudo aptitude purge virtualbox-2.0 virtualbox-2.1 virtualbox-3.0 virtualbox-3.1
    and for good measure
    Code:
    sudo apt-get autoremove
    System *should* be cleaner

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