I upgrade my kernel

when I run update-grub, these are found

Searching for splash image ... none found, skipping ...
Found kernel: /boot/vmlinuz-3.4.0-3-generic
Found kernel: /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-24-generic-pae
Found kernel: /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-24-generic
Found kernel: /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-20-generic
Found GRUB 2: /boot/grub/core.img
Found kernel: /boot/memtest86+.bin
Updating /boot/grub/menu.lst ... done

but when run uname -r, the kernel is 3.0.0-20.

How can I solve that?

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    You have tagged your question with grub2 but GRUB is updating menu.lst. Are you still using GRUB 1? What is the version number shown on your GRUB boot menu? screenshot – irrational John Jun 4 '12 at 6:17
  • I retagged, it appears this may be an installation upgraded more than once, with the original install using grub1? Because grub2 is also installed (see line 6). – ish Jun 4 '12 at 7:49

but when run uname -r, the kernel is 3.0.0-20. How can I solve that?

REBOOT!

When you upgrade the kernel, you must usually reboot to switch to the new kernel.

I had the same issue. What worked for me was to install GRUB2 because I was using grub 0.97. after you install grub2, update-grub and reboot the new kernel will be listed in the boot menu.

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