Linux Ubuntu 12.04 LTS apt-get not installing new Linux Kernel

JockVSJockJockVSJock Member Posts: 1,118
Yet for some reason it is getting picked up under their Update Manager. This is for a VM that I'm running in Virtual Box, which I like to update on the weekend.

From Update Manager it is showing the following:
-linux-headers-3.5.0-46 
-linux-headers-3.5.0-46-generic 
-linux-headers-generic-lts-quantal
-linux-image-3.5.0-46-generic 
-linux-image-generic-lts-quantal


From apt-get command line, it is showing the following:
bash$ sudo apt-get upgrade 
Reading packet lists...Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information...Done 
The following packages have been kept back: 
     linux-headers-generic-lts-quantal linux-image-generic-lts-quantal 
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded.


Not sure why the kernel updates are not being picked up by apt-get nor are they getting installed.
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  • TrashmanTrashman Member Posts: 140
    The apt-get upgrade command will normally only install updates (or fixes) to currently installed packages.
    Typically a new release of Mozilla Firefox, for instance, would be installed with this command.

    However apt-get upgrade will NOT generally install new releases, where major changes (including removal of packages or GRUB update is required).
    For example, when a new Linux kernel (linux-image-3.x.x-xx-generic, etc.) is available, the package will not get installed.

    In order to install the new kernel, you will need to run apt-get dist-upgrade.
    You will be notified when you run apt-get upgrade, as it will say that certain packages have been held back.

    That's your cue to use: apt-get dist-upgrade.
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  • stryder144stryder144 Senior Member Member Posts: 1,675 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Have you tried to force the install? Try running "apt-get -f install" after you "apt-get update". For some reason, maybe apt isn't reading the sources correctly? Just a thought. Might work, might not.


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  • JockVSJockJockVSJock Member Posts: 1,118
    stryder144 wrote: »
    Have you tried to force the install? Try running "apt-get -f install" after you "apt-get update". For some reason, maybe apt isn't reading the sources correctly? Just a thought. Might work, might not.

    Just tried the following

    bash$ apt-get force linux-headers-generic-lts-quantal

    Nothing. Along with that, don't see force listed under the man page. I guess that was removed. I remember that force was an option awhile back.
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  • JockVSJockJockVSJock Member Posts: 1,118
    Trashman wrote: »

    In order to install the new kernel, you will need to run apt-get dist-upgrade.

    That's your cue to use: apt-get dist-upgrade.

    That seemed to work.

    I've had issues with that command in the past. When I used to run Red Hat (this is before Fedora was created), I would run this for whatever reason and often enough it would break my Linux and I would have to do a fresh install.
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  • TrashmanTrashman Member Posts: 140
    stryder144 wrote: »
    Have you tried to force the install? Try running "apt-get -f install"

    Buuuurrrrr..... *road train brakes*
    First need to figure out why it's not working the _normal_ way.
    Forcing can mess up things like packages not being fully installed and they keep getting stuck when doing "apt-get update" in the future :)
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  • JockVSJockJockVSJock Member Posts: 1,118
    I did a double look, force is still part of apt-get, however...
    --force-yes Force yes. This is a dangerous option that will cause apt-get to continue without prompting if it is doing something potentially harmful. It should not be used except in very special situations. Using --force-yes can potentially destroy your syste

    apt-get(icon_cool.gif - Linux man page
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