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[solved] sparky 5.3 upgrade ?

Started by nubipengen, March 12, 2018, 08:58:05 AM

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hello everybody,

i am currently using sparkylinux 5.2 xfce 32-bit.
i saw that sparky 5.3 is available with kernel 4.15.4, so in the sparky OS i am using, there was system upgrade notification and i confirmed the system upgrade.
the upgrade process did not return any error.

but when i checked the kernel version, using "uname -a" command, it showed :
"4.14.0-3-686 #1 SMP Debian 4.14.17-1 (2018-02-14) i686 GNU/Linux"

it seems that the kernel is not upgraded.

i also tried executing "system upgrade" menu, with the same result.
executing "apt-get update" and then "apt-get dist-upgrade" did not upgrade the kernel either.

what do i miss in the system upgrade procedure ?

thanks in advance.


Kernel 4.15 is in testing repos already, but Debian devs did not move the latest kernel meta packages from sid to testing yet.
So, temporary enable Sid repos:
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sid.list
Refresh package list:
sudo apt update
Install the latest kernel meta:
sudo apt install linux-image-amd64
sudo apt install linux-image-686
sudo apt install linux-image-686-pae
Then disable the Sid repos back and refresh package list again.
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thank you very much, sir. it works.

i just realized there is already this guide :

thanks again, sir, i really appreciate your help.

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