the command to upgrade the kernel correctly

Asked by Ivan Zakharyaschev on 2012-08-25

Will just a simple "apt-get install linux-ac100" correctly install the new kernel, generate the new initramfs etc., and make it the one that is booted?

Or what is the way to correctly upgrade the kernel?

What about modules? Won't I loose any useful modules then?

(I've also posted the question about the command to upgrade the kernel in Ubuntu there: http://unix.stackexchange.com/q/46311/4319 )

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #1

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Ivan Zakharyaschev (imz) said : #2

I was also concerned with the kernel modules not being lost when upgrading, but it seems Ubuntu doesn't have separate packages for kernel modules: ` dpkg --search /lib/modules/*` outputs only linux-image-3.0.27-1-ac100. So there is no such problem.

http://unix.stackexchange.com/a/46328/4319 :

"On Ubuntu, there is no special command to upgrade the kernel. All kernels come with the standard packaging mechanism. If you run the usual upgrade commands, either from the graphical interface (that's what most Ubuntu users use), or from the command line (apt-get update && apt-get upgrade). The package's post-installation scripts take care of updating the bootloader and the initramfs."

Ivan Zakharyaschev (imz) said : #3

When asking the question, what I was mostly concerned with was my concern that the kernel modules not being lost when upgrading, but it seems Ubuntu doesn't have separate packages for kernel modules: ` dpkg --search /lib/modules/*` outputs only linux-image-3.0.27-1-ac100. So there is no such problem.

http://unix.stackexchange.com/a/46328/4319 :

"On Ubuntu, there is no special command to upgrade the kernel. All kernels come with the standard packaging mechanism. If you run the usual upgrade commands, either from the graphical interface (that's what most Ubuntu users use), or from the command line (apt-get update && apt-get upgrade). The package's post-installation scripts take care of updating the bootloader and the initramfs."