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January 22nd, 2005, 03:45 AM
Hello, please explain the difference between kernel and kernel Is -4 hoary instead of -3 warty?

I ran apt-get update and then apt-get upgrade from the root console. The results said two packages were kept back. I believe most of the installed packages were security. Then I ran apt-get dist-upgrade and those two were installed.

The process altered my /boot/grub/menu.lst for dual boot. I had to edit it to get WinXP back on the menu. But now I also have two Ubuntu choices (plus two recovery mode choices):

Ubuntu, kernel
Ubuntu, kernel

Does this mean that I upgraded to hoary from warty? What exactly are the differences between the two kernels. Should I boot to the original Ubuntu, kernel instead? Please advise.

January 22nd, 2005, 03:59 AM
I imagine it's related to the security issue over here:

Boot into the new one, and if it works okay for you, you can delete the old one (which has the security issue).

January 22nd, 2005, 04:01 AM
If you are concerned about this kind of thing, you should subscribe to ubuntu-security. In general, though, if your apt sources.list only contains warty, and only contains main, restricted and universe entries, the only possible updates you can have are security ones. If you have any non-Ubuntu official repositories, then you may get non-security updates.