[SOLVED] Kernel

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[SOLVED] Kernel

Postby kromaz on Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:53 pm

Hello,
Is it always good practice to update the kernel after a fresh install? I updated mine by doing the following:

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install linux-generic linux-headers-generic linux-image-generic

Did I do this correct, why don't the update manager do this automatically? This is what I ended up with Linux 3.2.0-55-generic (i686). Thanks
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Re: Kernel

Postby xenopeek on Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:09 pm

In Update Manager's Edit > Preferences menu you can enable the unsafe level 4 and 5 upgrades, if you so desire and feel comfortable enough resolving any issues from a new kernel (like not being able to boot). It's not enabled by default to avoid causing such issues for users new to Linux. Some more thoughts (not official Linux Mint position on this): viewtopic.php?f=47&t=104447#p590569
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Re: Kernel

Postby kromaz on Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:27 pm

Many thanks for the link to that topic xenopeek. Now I have a better understanding (pros and cons) updating the kernel. One more quick question. The method I use to update, does it keep a backup of the old kernel?
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Re: Kernel

Postby xenopeek on Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:30 pm

AFAIK, yes the old kernel will not be removed and it will still be available to boot as a selection in the GRUB boot menu. You can check either in your package manager what other kernel versions are left installed, or have a peek in /boot for the files there.
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Re: Kernel

Postby kromaz on Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:39 pm

xenopeek wrote:AFAIK, yes the old kernel will not be removed and it will still be available to boot as a selection in the GRUB boot menu. You can check either in your package manager what other kernel versions are left installed, or have a peek in /boot for the files there.


Awesome! Glad to know I can always rollback the kernel. :D
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