Since the 4th number in a kernel version is usually considered a patch...I would assume that the system determined that you do not need THAT patch - ie the software installed on your system does not have the kernel patch version as a dependency. So, if no software depends on the 52 patch, and all software installed is fine with 24, then I assume it wont be installed and the system will leave the 24 kernel alone.You may have a newer kernel already installed, but if the box hasn't rebooted it hasn't had a chance to switch to it yet.Recent Linux kernels are developing technology that would allow a live kernel upgrade, but that's still very cutting edge.Howto update also those kernel packages using command line? Open terminal and type the following commands: $ sudo apt-get update Now search kernel version: $ apt-cache search kernel-image Now install kernel by explicitly specifying version number: $ sudo apt-get install linux-image-2.6.xx-yy-generic Replace with kernel version number. I dont have a GUI, how can I even download it if i dont have browser, my pc is full connected to the internet, I just have the x windows to use commands. I want the the version 3.8.7 thanks everyone for your help.Necromancing - Thread closed Please do not post in threads more than one year old as many things change between Ubuntu releases and the solutions provided in the thread may not be pertinent to your installation.
I have updated aptitude on the Debian board and tried re-installing but it can't get a newer version.I wonder if it is because they were installed at different dates.For example they were updated from 12 or 13 at a certain date and took the latest kernel from that date.Really you should configure pinning so you get the correct updates.To pin the kernel and related package I use a file like this.