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Thread: grub loads old kernel instead of latest (?)

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    grub loads old kernel instead of latest (?)

    Hi,
    Since upgrading to 13.04 my desktop randomly crashes (shuts down all programs and goes back to the login screen) see this thread http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2168534.
    I'm still looking for what the cause might be, but so far no luck.

    But in the process I saw that grub loads an old kernel.

    When I type
    Code:
     uname -r
    I get
    Code:
     3.0.0-32-generic-pae
    It should be
    Code:
    3.8.0-29-generic
    When I open Grub-Customizer the right kernel is there, on top on the list, but for some reason, the old one is loaded.

    Anyone know how to fix this?

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    Re: grub loads old kernel instead of latest (?)

    I see now that /boot/grub/menu.lst is not updated.
    So, altough grub-customizer shows the latest kernel, the latest one in /boot/grub/menu.lst is still 3.0.0-32-generic-pae
    I ran
    Code:
    sudo update-grub
    which finds all the kernels and returns
    Code:
    Updating /boot/grub/menu.lst ... done
    but when I open menu.lst it is not updated, the new kernels are not there

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    Re: grub loads old kernel instead of latest (?)

    I have deleted menu.lst and ran
    Code:
    sudo update-grub
    again. This time it generated the new kernels.
    Still I wonder why grub didn't update menu.lst automatically

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