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May 5th, 2010, 06:19 PM
Hi folks ...

I would like to know how to update the current ubuntu server 10.04 kernel ver. to the new one. I just gave the following commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

A lot of things were updated except the kernel. Any clue. Thanks in advance.


May 5th, 2010, 06:57 PM
you shouldn't try to upgrade with apt-get, use update-manager-core

-> http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/upgrading

Since you are already half-upgraded, that might not work; in that case

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade might get you through,
or you may need to manually install the kernel you want/need

# get a list
apt-cache search linux-image

#pick one and install it: (example)
sudo apt-get install linux-image-2.6.24-18-generic

note that this is NOT the recommended upgrade procedure.
Also, it may be useful to run apt-get upgrade or dist-upgrade again after you installed the new kernel, in case the newer kernel version makes some packages upgradeable again.

May 5th, 2010, 08:29 PM
Thank you for rendering a help.