Changing Kernel under particular situations

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Lord Vltor
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Changing Kernel under particular situations

Post by Lord Vltor » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:56 pm

Hello,

I run on an Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R1HG that has forced me to run on Mint v18.3 due to GRUB issues with v17.3 and CPU issues with v19.1.
Sadly, running a full update gets the PC to never boot up again if the kernel gets updated, BUT without updating the kernel, apparently, the drivers for the AMD Radeon Vega Mobile Graphics can't be installed.
Since I'm a bit tired of formatting this laptop every couple of days due to this issue, I was hoping there's a way, if the kernel gets broken, to change it while on a bootable USB.

TL:DR - Is it possible (and, if yes, how?) change the kernel version of the OS installed on a machine while running Linux from an USB stick?

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Re: Changing Kernel under particular situations

Post by gm10 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:44 pm

You can boot to another installed kernel by pressing Esc and/or holding Shift after the BIOS screen and selecting the desired kernel from the Advanced Options menu.
Tune up your LM 19.x: ppa:gm10/linuxmint-tools

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