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Old 09-14-2008, 08:17 PM   #1
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Kernel 2.6.24


Hello All,

I finaly upgraded to 8.04. Though, when I was asked if I wanted to keep my menu.lst from Grub I selected to keep it unchanged. Now, I'm still running on kernel 2.6.22 instead of 2.6.24. I check synamptic and the latest kernel is installed but it is not listed in Grub menu.lst.

How can I upgrade to the latest kernel that is installed already?

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Old 09-15-2008, 12:34 AM   #2
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Synaptic hint

If I understood the question properly, then this is what I would suggest.

I use Debian, when in the past I was offered a new kernel, a similar question to modify the GRUB Boot Loader will be asked during the installation, after downloading is complete.

Accept the change, that is how it is done. Synaptic is the tool that does the integration of new software (Apt-Get GUI)
During the integration phase... you have a choice. If you want the new Kernel, then this is the time to make it real.

Telling it to remain unchanged means just that.

I am not sure exactly how to fix it, however, you might try to reinstall ( the new Kernel ) overwriting the previous try. During the installation proper... when asked if you wish to accept the modification, that is your Que to make it so. When the Grub menu appears, it should have both the old Kernel and the new one, set up as the default... on top, just let it start with the new kernel. the old one is also still available by selection if you wish.

Last edited by M-Files; 09-15-2008 at 01:00 AM. Reason: Clarification of sentence
 
Old 09-16-2008, 08:18 PM   #3
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you simply need to edit /boot/grub/menu.lst if you are not familiar with doing this or dont feel comfortable there is a fool proof GUI app available called qgrubeditor

you can install it using apt "sudo apt-get install qgrubeditor"

my suggestion would be to leave 2.6.22 as a boot option incase 2.6.24 doesnt work

once you have it all setup the way you like it you can then remove 2.6.22 from grub and or your system

Last edited by oobe; 09-16-2008 at 08:20 PM.
 
Old 09-17-2008, 08:22 AM   #4
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Interestedly, at boot, grub lists kernel 2.6.22. Yet, if I uname the system 2.6.24 comes up. I will trust that I'm running the latest kernel.

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Old 09-18-2008, 05:49 AM   #5
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uname tells the truth so its just the menu.lst file that still says the old boot option thats not a big deal
 
  


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