Different kernels on my servers?

Knute Johnson ubuntu at knutejohnson.com
Wed Jun 10 16:26:13 UTC 2015

On 6/10/2015 09:16, Nils Kassube wrote:
> Knute Johnson wrote:
>> On 6/10/2015 08:11, Nils Kassube wrote:
>>> Knute Johnson wrote:
>>>> Old: Linux knutejohnson 3.2.0-30-generic #48-Ubuntu SMP Fri Aug 24
>>>> 16:52:48 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
>>>> New: Linux knute3 3.16.0-38-generic #52~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri May
>>>> 8
>>>> 09:43:57 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
>>>> Both are 14.04.2LTS.
>>> If you want to use the 3.16 kernel with 14.04, you should install
>>> the
>>> package "linux-generic-lts-utopic".
>> Would my new download of 14.04.2LTS have that package in it?  There
>> were no kernel upgrades from 2012?
> Ah, now I see the problem. Are you sure the old server is running 14.04?
> Then there must have been an error during the upgrade from a previous
> release because the default kernel for 14.04 was 3.13.0. Do you have the
> package linux-generic or linux-server installed on the old machine?

Welcome to Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-30-generic x86_64)

Neither it appears and that may be part of the problem.  There is a 
generic kernel in /boot but no package.

knute at knutejohnson:/boot$ ls
abi-3.2.0-30-generic         memtest86+.bin
config-3.2.0-30-generic      memtest86+.elf
grub                         memtest86+_multiboot.bin
initrd.img-3.2.0-30-generic  System.map-3.2.0-30-generic
lost+found                   vmlinuz-3.2.0-30-generic

knute at knutejohnson:/boot$ dpkg-query -l *generic*
dpkg-query: no packages found matching abi-3.2.0-30-generic
dpkg-query: no packages found matching config-3.2.0-30-generic
dpkg-query: no packages found matching initrd.img-3.2.0-30-generic
dpkg-query: no packages found matching System.map-3.2.0-30-generic
dpkg-query: no packages found matching vmlinuz-3.2.0-30-generic

> Anyway, I'm not sure if 14.04.2 would include linux-generic-lts-utopic
> or the standard linux-generic.

I didn't install it separately in any case.


Knute Johnson

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