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    Booted Previous version

    somewhere along the way, when I started the computer I chose to run a previous version, probably after a failed update. Since then I have added many users. Last week I restarded the computer and chose the current kernel and the users were gone and the more recently added programs were gone. I restarted, chose previous version, chose kernel 48 and everything was fine.

    How can I make this previous version the current working version? Do I simply run updates or will that update the version I am not using?

    My thought is to delete all the other newer versions, restart, then update.

    Many posts suggested using Tweak to remove older kernels. Is that what I should use or does anyone have a better suggestion.

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    Re: Booted Previous version

    Install Synaptic and select from there all the packages of the kernel you want uninstall. (linux-image and linux-headers. Look for it and take your time to select the right one)
    After that do a update and upgrade via the terminal.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
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    Re: Booted Previous version

    Thanks for the quick reply.

    Will upgrade change me from 12.04 to 13.04?

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    Re: Booted Previous version

    No, update is just to renew the packageLIST. Upgrade install effective the new package, but do not a dist-upgrade.
    So, if the list is: 1 2 3 4 5 and the new one is: 1 2 4 5 6 than 3 is to be removed and 6 to be add to the list. But the real files of 3 are not removed and the files of 6 are not adding. That do you by using the upgrade option.

    Moving from 12.04 to 13.04 is not possible. If you want to do it you must do first a dist upgrade to 12.10 and than to 13.04.
    What can is to move from 12.04 to 14.04 next year because there are both LTS versions.
    Last edited by heir4c; October 8th, 2013 at 03:54 PM.
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    Re: Booted Previous version

    Also, after you remove the linux kernel versions do a grub update:
    Code:
    sudo update-grub
    With that you remove the kernel from the grublist.
    Last edited by heir4c; October 8th, 2013 at 09:37 PM.
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    Re: Booted Previous version

    Thanks for your help. I am going to try this later today. I'll post how it turns out, hopefully I will click solved!

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    Re: Booted Previous version

    I think it worked. On a restart it went directly to the right version. I did not run update-grub. Does a restart update the grub?

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    Re: Booted Previous version

    Quote Originally Posted by theller View Post
    I think it worked. On a restart it went directly to the right version. I did not run update-grub. Does a restart update the grub?
    When the system installs a new kernel it automatically runs update-grub.

    This is the normal behaviour. Not sure what happened in your case but running the updates seems to have sorted it for you.

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    Re: Booted Previous version

    I'm glad it work. Hopefully it remains so.
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    Re: Booted Previous version

    Updates installed a new kernel, that's why the grub was updated.

    Thanks again!

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    Last edited by theller; October 9th, 2013 at 09:21 PM. Reason: clarify

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