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Can't upgrade kernal after installing Nvidia drivers

A while back I set up an installation of Ubuntu 14.04.1. Part of this process, I installed Nvidia drivers from the Ubuntu Software Center. Everything went ok and I never thought anything about it ...
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Kernel panic while booting preseed ISO for 14.04.2

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/UnattendedCD I'm following these instructions, attempting to set up a preseed install. When I boot the resulting ISO in vmware, it kernel panics: ...
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How come the kernel on up-to-date Ubuntu-14.04.2_LTS servers are not the same? 3.13 or 3.16

I have multiple servers running Ubuntu-14.04.2_LTS, just occurred to me that some are running the 3.13 kernel while others runs 3.16; all are maintained identically, so what would explain this?
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Remove kernel images [duplicate]

I need to free up some space in the /boot partition. Looking in another [thread][1] I found I should use sudo dpkg --list 'linux-image*' to locate and sudo apt-get remove linux-image-VERSION to ...
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Switching computers with a persistent usb

So, I'm Trying to create a USB drive to run the OS off of on several different computers, without installing anything to the computers themselves. I used pen drive Linux to create a boot-able USB and ...
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kernel panic-not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown block(2,0)

When I boot ubuntu 15.04 from usb, I got this problem: kernel panic-not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown block(2,0)
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Cannot run Ubuntu install dual boot from USB on X1 Carbon w/Win8.1 - kernel panic, VFS

I installed Ubuntu as dual-boot on X1 Carbon 3rd gen (with Windows 8.1, UEFI etc.; lets call it "Machine A"). I had some issue with Ubuntu there, so I removed like 3 partitions (from Windows tool) - ...
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Startup problem with Lubuntu 15.04

I installed Lubuntu 15.04 on my PC. It was running perfectly smoothly, so that a few days it is having a strange problem that happens sometimes, not all the time. What happens is that when I turn on ...
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amd driver catalyst 13.1 problem 15.04

I got a problem installing amd drivers. Here is the fglrx-install.log: Check if system has the tools required for installation. fglrx installation requires that the system have kernel headers. ...
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Kernel error message during boot

Every time when I start my laptop I see these error messages: What is the cause for them and how can I fix this problem?
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“Failed to build vmnet” for kernel 3.19

Because this answer is only for kernel 3.13, so I'd like to share a solution for the problem Failed to build vmnet for kernel 3.19 and earlier versions. Thus this is not my actual problem and is only ...
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Docker and AUFS with custom kernel issue

I followed the steps on this website to get AUFS compiled in a certain way to use as my drive pooling solution but now Docker service won't start on ubuntu. anyone got any ideas please? ...
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Error message with virtuabox with ubuntu as host

I installed virtuabox from their site and now I get this error message when trying to run VBox The vboxdrv kernel module is not loaded. Either there is no module available for the current ...
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Wrong headers for Linux version

I have an ODroid U2 running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Linux version 3.8.13.30. I am trying to get my USB WiFi dongle working through this tutorial. However, at the sudo dkms install 8192cu/1.10 stage, I ...
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Why Ubuntu 15.04 with kernel 3.19.0-15 is using significantly more power?

I've recently upgraded to 15.04 and immediately noticed significantly faster battery depletion and warmer case. My MacBook Air 6,2 would easily hold 10-12 hours on battery power with Ubuntu 14.10 and ...
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mei_me initialization failed at boot up

I have an "mei_me" error at system boot-up. May 2 17:47:39 florian-Linux kernel: [ 11.867542] mei_me 0000:00:16.0: irq 62 for MSI/MSI-X May 2 17:47:39 florian-Linux kernel: [ 11.870423] mei_me ...
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Need to get files back after losing all the linux-image-generic

What I was doing (not as important, just wanna make sure all the info is out there) I'm on Ubuntu 14.10, decided to upgrade to 15.04. I had to delete xorg-xserver because it was broken and Ubuntu ...
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Restore ZFS automount

I've upgraded to 15.04 and I found the package ubuntu-zfs to be broken on systemd. I found the bug description on GitHub but I don't know how the procedure to be done as described: The correct ...
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There is a way to patch AMD catalyst 14.12 in order to make it work with kernel 4.0.1?

here I go: my OS is Ubuntu 14.04. I was wondering about upgrading the kernel to the recent and latest stable 4.0.1 version (my current one is 3.16). Since I have already installed AMD Omega drivers ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 kernel version

I recently upgrade from 14.10 to ubuntu 15.04 and I was expected also the kernel to be upgraded from 3.16 to 3.19, but this wasn't happened! Why this problem? can I do manually upgrade of kernel? ...
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Receive notification on new kernel release

I would like to receive a notification (preferably rss digest) on each stable kernel release in http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/ Does anyone have an idea how to parse a new update into ...
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Something's wrong with my grub.cfg

I know that's pretty generic, but... I installed updates, which included a new kernel. I removed an old kernel and got: joliver@JOHN-DEV:~$ sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.13.0-46-generic Reading ...
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Error message on booting up Ubuntu 14.04.2 [duplicate]

After upgrading from kernel linux-image-3.13.0-49-generic to linux- image-3.13.0-51-generic, I am getting this error message in dmesg on startup: [ 6.352555] mei_me 0000:00:16.0: irq 47 for MSI/MSI-X ...
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purging old kernels fails to remove old initrd files

Can't explain why... I assume it isn't safe to simply manually delete them, so some guidance would be appreciated. Here's a ls of my /boot directory (obviously, I'm running the 3.13.0-51 kernel): ...
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Having problems with negative monitor channel, intimidated!

When I try this command: aireplay-ng -1 0 mon0 -a xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx I get this output: No source MAC (-h) specified. Using the device MAC (xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx) 17:51:23 Waiting for beacon frame ...
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Starting version 219 after upgrading to 15.04

I upgraded to 15.04 just before the official release, and have since then been met with this message at boot : device descriptor read/64, error -32 and then : Starting version 219 I could ...
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cannot boot into login screen after uninstalling some kernel update packages

In Ubuntu 12.04, I tried to upgrade the kernel as required by a software XXX that I was installing. So as per XXX installation instructions, I installed these packages using apt-get: ...
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Slow boot on Ubuntu 15.04 during ACPI

The time seems to be wasted mainly between these two log lines. What could it be waiting for ? Apr 30 01:19:22 terodde kernel: [ 0.907820] [Firmware Bug]: ACPI: BIOS _OSI(Linux) query honored via ...
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What exactly is command like “iso-scan” in grub?

In grub manual, it's not mentioned as a grub command. It passed right after linux command. The grub manual says about linux command: Command: linux file … Load a Linux kernel image from file. ...
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How to load a iptable matching module? Or is it required to load it expressly? Some related questions

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I believe the following shows which iptables matching modules are loaded: sudo cat /proc/net/ip_tables_matches Question: I see conntrack listed three times. Why? ...
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ERROR: ../libkmod/libkmod.c:556 kmod_search_moddep() could not open moddep file

When I do the command iptables -L, I have this result : modprobe: ERROR: ../libkmod/libkmod.c:556 kmod_search_moddep() could not open moddep file '/lib/modules/3.8.0-38-generic/modules.dep.bin' ...
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ubuntu kernel-header issue : Couldn't find any package by regex 'linux-headers-3.14.32-xxxx-std-ipv6-64'

root@mylab:~# uname -a Linux mylab 3.14.32-xxxx-std-ipv6-64 #1 SMP Sat Feb 7 12:07:25 CET 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux root@mylab:~# uname -r 3.14.32-xxxx-std-ipv6-64 root@mylab:~# dpkg -l | ...
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NVIDIA Driver Problem After New Kernel Build

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 in my system. Recently I did a clean build from the source code and installed the new kernel but unfortunately when I try to start the new kernel, the desktop remains blank. ...
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Ubuntu kernel and microphone support

It seams the latest kernels used by Ubuntu do not support certain models of chips. I use Realtek ALC887-VD and my microphone does not work since the last kernel updates. I use 15.04, previously used ...
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linux-headers-3.16.0-36-generic can`t be installed (15.04)

I recently installed vmware player 6.0.5 for linux x86 and before installaton procces I run the command : sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r) [sudo] password for bogdan: ...
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Error while starting ubuntu 15.04

After i have upgraded my Dell Latitude E5540 to Ubuntu 15.04 i have the following upon booting up ! Scanning for Btrfs filesystem [FAILED] Failed to start Load Kernel Modules. See "systemctl status ...
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When in Linux boot process are filesystems mounted from /etc/fstab?

Question: When in Ubuntu Linux boot process are filesystems (from /etc/fstab) mounted? Rational: I defined the following shared-folders on my Ubuntu VirtualBox VM. openstack@ubuntu:~$ grep ...
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How to change the Delayed Acknowledgement timer? (14.04) [migrated]

I am trying to set different values for the timer of the Delayed Acknowledgement and see the different behaviors at packet level. I expected this to be a kernel level option but I can't locate ...
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How can I tell if my Ubuntu kernel leap second bug free?

I have few Ubuntu boxes Linux SERV01 2.6.32-38-server #83-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jan 4 11:26:59 UTC 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux How can I check if the installed kernel is leap second bug free ? Don't have ...
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problem with systemd installation

I tried two different methods but could not install systemd 1st method from here, 2nd method from here Confirmation that systemd is not installed: edward@computer:~$ file /lib/systemd/systemd ...
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Why doesn't apt-get autoremove remove my old kernels?

My boot partition is on a SSD, so it doesn't have room for more than about 8 installed kernel versions, and eventually some kernel update will fail to install because my boot partition is full of old ...
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How to add kernel-package header

I want to install kernel-package, but this error shown : Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package kernel-package is not available, but is referred to by another package. ...
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What is the meaning of 'i686' in Ubuntu?

To check whether I am using 32bit or 64bit Ubuntu. I looked in How do I check if I have a 32-bit or a 64-bit OS? and found this answer uname -a. If it is shown as i386, it will be 32bit and amd64, it ...
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What is the safest way to clean up /boot partition?

I've got 200 MB assigned for the /boot partition. Everytime I try to update the kernel I get an error message that basically says the size of /boot is full. What can I do to cleanup /boot and ...
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Removing old kernel entries in Grub [duplicate]

I regularly delete old kernels leaving only the latest two entries using Synaptic. I'm using Precise. However in my Grub "previous Linux version" menu there are quite a few entries labelled 2.6.8. I ...
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Should I upgrade to the “mainline” kernels?

Newer "mainline" versions of the kernel are available from the Ubuntu kernel team, e.g. 3.4 and 3.5, while Ubuntu 12.04 is on 3.2. What are the mainline kernels? Are they better than my existing ...
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How to update kernel to the latest mainline version without any Distro-upgrade?

Currently I'm running Linux-3.0 and I want to update it to Linux-3.3.1 the latest stable kernel release as mentioned at http://www.kernel.org. Can I update to 3.3.1 in Ubuntu without any risk of ...
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How do I change to the noop scheduler?

I have an SSD in my laptop and I've been told that switching to the "noop" scheduler is preferred. How do I change to the noop scheduler, and where do I make the change so that it is persistent ...
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How Can I Roll Back a Kernel Update?

An update for Ubuntu was available today and it installed the generic kernel 2.6.38.11.26. After doing so networking is no longer functioning correctly. My Acer Aspire 4520 has an Nvidia Network card ...
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How to install “perf” monitoring tool?

Could someone help me to install perf monitoring tool, please?