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Installed (several attempts) 13.04 via the live USB, then GRUB loads an old kernel (3.2.0-51) instead of the apparently installed 3.8.0-19-generic

uname -r gives 3.2.0
modules and vmlinuz all are 3.8.0 (correct)

I think I can't get GRUB to install the 3.8.0 kernel, but I tried various options (create new initramfs, grub-update) without luck.

Any thoughts?


lsb_release -a:

No LSB modules are available.  
Distributor ID: Ubuntu  
Description: Ubuntu 13.04  
Release: 13.04  
Codename: Raring  

dpkg -l linux-image* | grep ^i:

ii linux-image-3.8.0-19-generic        3.8.0.-19.29  
  amd64  linux kernel image for version 3.8.0 on 64bit x86 SMP  
ii linux-image-extra-3.8.0-19-generic  3.8.0.-19.29  
  amd64  linux kernel image for version 3.8.0 on 64bit x86 SMP  
ii linux-image-generic          
  amd64  Generic linux kernel image  

sudo os-prober:  

/dev/sda:Windows 7 (loader):Windows:chain
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Could you explain a bit further how you installed 13.04? Did you upgrade from a previous release? Because 13.04 does not include any 3.2.x kernel. And please also include the output of lsb_release -a and dpkg -l linux-image* | grep ^i by editing your question. –  gertvdijk Aug 27 '13 at 18:41
My best educated guess is that you still have another 12.04 installation installed somewhere, and 13.04 is installed alongside of it with Grub being used of the older installation. Please provide the output of sudo os-prober. –  gertvdijk Aug 27 '13 at 19:11
thanks @gertvdijk, I think there is an old kernel "stuck" in Grub if that is even possible. I reinstalld various times and even deleted the complete partition (kept win 7 intact). Do I need to replace/update/?? my MBR? and if so can you tell me how I can do that? –  Vincent Aug 27 '13 at 20:44

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