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Hello I upgraded all packages on my Ubuntu, and kernel also. But in upgrading process kernel upgrade failed, and I must always after grub load select older kernel. It is a terminal command to reinstall latest kernel?

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Run the following command in a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

dpkg -l | grep linux-image-.*-generic

Look for the kernel version you want to reinstall then run:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall linux-image-3.X.Y-ZZ-generic

Of course, you must type the actual kernel version (e.g. linux-image-3.8.0-21-generic) instead of linux-image-3.X.Y-ZZ-generic.

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thanks, it's working. –  user160995 May 23 '13 at 0:34
this works for me –  chip Sep 13 '14 at 8:15
Or as one-liner dpkg -l | grep linux-image-.*-generic | sort -k3 | tail -n1 | awk '{system ("sudo apt-get install --reinstall " $2)}' –  A.B. Sep 4 at 12:03

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