[Enh] Kernel version locked by default

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[Enh] Kernel version locked by default

Postby saegeek on Thu May 24, 2012 12:28 am

Hi,
Yesterday i experienced numerous of bugs after a Linux Mint upgrade (a suggested auto update) where linux kernel fails hangs @ update initramsfs or something like.
I tried to reinstall a kernel but all the versions (3.3.4 stable; 3.4 etc...) fails to install because of the "initramfs installation hang bug".
Then i was unable to boot because of some commands i picked on the internet that removed the initrd file.
This is why i suggest to lock the kernel version by default for further versions.
"Updating a kernel" is like "installing a new driver on linux" (something "impossible to do" for most people) so this should be a manual task for advanced users (Open synaptic-->search for "linux-image"-->"unlock version")
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Re: [Enh] Kernel version locked by default

Postby xenopeek on Thu May 24, 2012 5:45 am

Ouch, that sounds like a unwelcome problem. If you got an update yesterday, I guess you are not using LMDE but the Linux Mint Main Edition? By default, that does not install kernel updates unless you have enabled level 4 and 5 updates in the Update Manager.

Possibly, if you have added some PPA or repository for a newer kernel, you may get a kernel update that way?
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Re: [Enh] Kernel version locked by default

Postby xenopeek on Fri May 25, 2012 2:12 am

I've split your problem with dpkg and initramfs into a separate topic into the support area of the forums, here viewtopic.php?f=90&t=102996. Hopefully somebody can assist with that.
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