Ubuntu – I get two kernel updates, one for Generic and one for Generic-PAE


I am using Ubuntu 11.10 32 bit on notebook core 2 duo, 4GiB RAM.
In order Ubuntu to detect and use more than 3GiB RAM, I apt-get PAE Kernel. The problem comes when there were two update of kernel, linux-generic kernel and linux-generic-pae.

Should I update linux-generic-pae kernel only? if the answer yes, how to stop update notification of linux-generic kernel? I don't want to update the wrong kernel accidentally.

Best Answer

If you don't need the generic kernel, remove it.

If you need it, but just don't want it updated, remove the linux-image-generic package.

To find out which kernel images are installed, run dpkg -l | grep linux-image in a terminal.