How to deal with the generic kernel?

Alf Haakon Lund alf at
Tue Jun 4 12:44:31 UTC 2013

On 04. juni 2013 14:12, Alf Haakon Lund wrote:
> On 03. juni 2013 12:02, Pablo Fernandez wrote:
>> I think the following workaround will prevent the installation of the
>> generic kernel:
>> Synaptic, Select (but don't mark) "linux-image-generic". Menu: Package ->
>> Lock version   (which also means "don't install" for non installed
>> packages, I guess).
>> I haven't tested this because I don't do automatic upgrades and so I
>> am not
>> 100% sure it will work.
> It doesn't look like this works. I ran synaptic in the virtual machine
> and locked version on the uninstalled generic kernels as suggested here,
> but on next boot Software Updater anyway wants to install them.

Hmmm, not so fast. It does seem to work!

Apologies for sloppy testing.

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