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I just did software updates that included linux-headers for which there are no image files in /boot. The only image and related files in /boot are for version 3.8

/boot/abi-3.8.0-30-generic
/boot/config-3.8.0-30-generic
/boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-30-generic
/boot/System.map-3.8.0-30-generic
/boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-30-generic

Here is what was installed today for instance (taken from /var/log/dkpg.log)..

2014-03-06 14:08:18 install linux-headers-3.11.0-18:all <none> 3.11.0-18.32
2014-03-06 14:08:28 install linux-headers-3.11.0-18-generic:amd64 <none> 3.11.0-18.32

I see I am getting ONLY the headers, and never the images!..

$ dpkg -l | grep linux- 
ii  linux-firmware                            1.116.2                                 all          Firmware for Linux kernel drivers
ii  linux-headers-3.11.0-14                   3.11.0-14.21                            all          Header files related to Linux kernel version 3.11.0
ii  linux-headers-3.11.0-14-generic           3.11.0-14.21                            amd64        Linux kernel headers for version 3.11.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
ii  linux-headers-3.11.0-15                   3.11.0-15.25                            all          Header files related to Linux kernel version 3.11.0
ii  linux-headers-3.11.0-15-generic           3.11.0-15.25                            amd64        Linux kernel headers for version 3.11.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
ii  linux-headers-3.11.0-17                   3.11.0-17.31                            all          Header files related to Linux kernel version 3.11.0
ii  linux-headers-3.11.0-17-generic           3.11.0-17.31                            amd64        Linux kernel headers for version 3.11.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
ii  linux-headers-3.11.0-18                   3.11.0-18.32                            all          Header files related to Linux kernel version 3.11.0
ii  linux-headers-3.11.0-18-generic           3.11.0-18.32                            amd64        Linux kernel headers for version 3.11.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
ii  linux-headers-generic                     3.11.0.18.19                            amd64        Generic Linux kernel headers
rc  linux-image-3.8.0-19-generic              3.8.0-19.30                             amd64        Linux kernel image for version 3.8.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
ii  linux-image-3.8.0-30-generic              3.8.0-30.44                             amd64        Linux kernel image for version 3.8.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
rc  linux-image-extra-3.8.0-19-generic        3.8.0-19.30                             amd64        Linux kernel image for version 3.8.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
ii  linux-image-extra-3.8.0-30-generic        3.8.0-30.44                             amd64 

I have watch many linux- upgrades go by with similar results. I do not get the upgrades into /boot. When I boot up and select advanced options, only 3.8 is listed. I worry.

Anybody know what may be going wrong?

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Can you try sudo apt-get dist-upgrade and see what packages it proposes to install? Also, Raring (13.04) has reached End-Of-Life. –  saiarcot895 Mar 21 at 16:33
    
ok, thanks. Didn't know of dist-upgrade. I this context it makes sense. My o/s was upgraded in-place 13.04>13.10. Found out this week 14.04 LTS in to be out in April so.. backing up, crossing fingers, and 13.10>14.04 in-place upgrade. –  Randy Skretka Mar 27 at 18:34
    
dist-upgrade isn't a distribution upgrade; it upgrades packages and installs/removes other packages to ensure that all dependencies are satisfied. This is generally needed to do major updates between kernel version (where it's a new package). –  saiarcot895 Mar 27 at 18:36

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