So yeah. I was trying to clean up my boot partition and 'rm -r *'. Luckily, I have not turned off my server, so I still have access to things like aptitude and wget. My end goal was/is to update from kernal 4.4 to 4.10. I'm on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

More info: uname -a: Linux Nephele 4.4.0-64-generic #85-Ubuntu SMP Mon Feb 20 11:50:30 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

  • You'll find copies of the last kernel image you booted in / directory with the suffix .old not sure if it'll be complete though. – WinEunuuchs2Unix Apr 6 '17 at 0:10
  • They unfortunately appear to be (now broken) symlinks to the files I deleted – Eric Wolf Apr 6 '17 at 0:19
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    You should be able to install newer kernel versions than -64 (mine just installled -71 the other night) and when you reboot you can clean up your existing -64 some how. Nice thing about a server you have weeks to figure it all out. – WinEunuuchs2Unix Apr 6 '17 at 0:26
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    This should help... unix.stackexchange.com/questions/176947/… – user508889 Apr 6 '17 at 13:02

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