I have a very old droplet and I am trying to sort out the kernel management but everything is failing. When I power off the droplet and go to the kernel option, the “change” button is greyed out - I can not select any options.
So, how can I change my kernel?

$ uname -r
3.13.0-32-generic

$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS
Release:    18.04
Codename:   bionic

grub has all of the correct details but I can not see how to get my droplet to use grub.

# update-grub
Sourcing file `/etc/default/grub'
Generating grub configuration file ...
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-156-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-4.15.0-156-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-154-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-4.15.0-154-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-71-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-71-generic
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.elf
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
done

How can I sort this mess out please?

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

×
Submit an Answer
1 answer

Hello @paul841204 ,

Check this page, explains in a simple way the process to follow.

The first point in Table of contents is important Make a backup :)

Hope helps you,
Sergio Turpín