Wednesday, August 09, 2017

HOWTO : Fully Upgraded From Ubuntu 16.04.2 To 16.04.3

For some unknown reason, when Ubuntu 16.04.2 is upgraded to 16.04.3, the kernel does not upgrade from 4.4.x to 4.10.x automatically. The following steps will show you how to do it manually.

Step 1 :

sudo apt update
sudo apt dist-upgrade


Step 2 :

cat /etc/lsb-release

The output would be :

DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=16.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=xenial
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS"


Step 3 :

uname -r

If the kernel is still 4.4.x, you need to upgrade it manually.

Step 4 :

sudo apt --install-recommends install linux-generic-hwe-16.04 linux-tools-generic-hwe-16.04 xserver-xorg-hwe-16.04

sudo apt remove --purge linux-generic-lts-xenial linux-tools-generic-lts-xenial xserver-xorg-lts-xenial linux-image-generic-lts-xenial linux-generic linux-tools-generic linux-image-generic xserver-xorg
sudo rm /boot/*-4.4.0-*
sudo apt autoremove
sudo apt autoclean


After the fully upgrade, the kernel would be 4.10.x after reboot.

That's all! See you.