Different kernels on my servers?

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Wed Jun 10 17:13:03 UTC 2015

Knute Johnson wrote:
> On 6/10/2015 09:16, Nils Kassube wrote:
> > 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.

>From your other messages I see that you have the package for this 
specific kernel but not the meta-package linux-image-generic. Therefore 
the upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 didn't install the new kernel (3.13.0) 
and that is also the reason why you didn't receive a newer kernel even 
though 12.04 had many new kernel versions before 14.04 was released. So 
I suppose you have removed the linux-image package for some reason. 
However, like others have already suggested, you should install at least 
linux-image-generic. If you also need the header files, you'd better 
install linux-generic. Of course you could install the utopic kernel as 
an alternative.


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