Ubuntu – Ubuntu kernel not upgrading with upgrade to 15.10


I just upgraded from Ubuntu 15.04 64-bit to Ubuntu 15.10 64-bit. I read that 15.10 was using the 4.1 or 4.2 kernel, but I noticed that my kernel didn't upgrade.

When I type in the terminal uname -r, I get 3.19.0-18-generic

Same thing in GRUB: the only kernel I can choose is 3.19.0-18

Can someone explain how to upgrade the kernel?

Best Answer

This is a bug in the distribution upgrade script.

You can install the correct kernel by running:

sudo apt-get install linux-generic

After a reboot you should have the 4.2 kernel.

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