When I installed Ubuntu 10.04 the boot choices showed 2 kernels. Both seem to open the same distro.even after I made modifications. Why is this and which one should I use?

Asked by ashley waite on 2011-01-19

When I installed Ubuntu 10.04 the boot choices showed 2 kernels. Both seem to open the same distro.even after I made modifications. Why is this and which one should I use? I do not find 10.04 as reliable yet as 9.04 and sometimes am unable to shut down or restart (when I try I get a log in screen). After shutting down by switching off the power I can use the alternative kernel to get around this. The kernels are: 2.6.32-27 and 2.6.32.24.

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peter b
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2011-01-20
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Best peter b (b1pete) said : #1

10.04 is the distribution or release. it may have multiple kernels compiled pending the additions/deletions that are normal in every release. you can find out what kernel you're using by

uname -a

command in a terminal or by using System Monitor in System-->Admin.

It is quite normal to have two kernels installed and displayed by grub menu. use the last kernel - it has the latest distribution additions/deletions.

ashley waite (ashleywaite) said : #2

Thanks peter b, that solved my question.