After upgrading to 14.04, my kernel is not upgraded! it's like before:

Linux Boxi 3.11.0-18-generic #32-Ubuntu SMP Tue Feb 18 21:11:14 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Here's what I did:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo do-release-upgrade
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

lsb_release -a

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Release:    14.04
Codename:   trusty
  • please file a bug report - at least two questions have reported the same issue. The developers need to be aware of the situation and fix it for future users. Thanks. – fossfreedom Apr 20 '14 at 23:11
  • The same happened to me on upgrading from Ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10. The accepted answer solved the issue. – Palantir Oct 23 '15 at 13:42
up vote 7 down vote accepted

Just upgrade your kernel afterwards using apt-get.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install linux-generic

What you need is

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

More more info check this question - What is “dist-upgrade” and why does it upgrade more than “upgrade”?

  • do-release-upgrade works based on dist-upgrade! – mini Apr 20 '14 at 8:15

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