How to install a specific kernel version?

yesterday I updated the kernel version to 4.2.0-42-generic through update manager. This unlucky event caused nvidia drivers to stop working, resulting in the famous login loop issue, after rebooting.

Today I found the same problem, for the very same reason, was reported in this launchpad bug few days ago.

Trying to fix that I messed things up a little bit, so I backed up my data and reinstalled ubuntu 14 without internet connection, which has kernel 4.2.0-27-generic. is there a way to manually upgrade to kernel 4.2.0-41-generic? maybe through apt?

Thanks

Replay

There was no need to re-install. You could simply boot with a previous kernel using grub menu.

Now kernel 4.2.0-41 is not available in the repositories.

If you are using Ubuntu 14.04, you can install kernel 4.4 by running

sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-xenial

Also the problem with Nvidia could appear because you did not disable Secure Boot in BIOS. With new kernels it is required to use propritary drivers.

Category: 14.04 Time: 2016-07-28 Views: 2

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