Wrong Linux kernel in Debian droplet

  • Posted February 11, 2015


I’ve upgraded my Debian 7.0 wheezy droplet to Debian jessie and among the upgrades was the Linux kernel from version 3.2.0-4-amd64 to 3.16.0-4-amd64

I’ve removed 3.2.0 from the system via apt and currently my /boot contains only vmlinuz-3.16.0-4-amd64 and related (initrd, and config). In /boot/grub/menu.lst there are no references to 3.2.0

However, uname shows me that I am running 3.2.0 kernel.

Is it possible it’s not showing the real loaded kernel? Or the upgraded kernel isn’t loading for some reason?

I’d appreciate any pointers



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The kernel is managed externally on the hypervisor. Checkout this article for information on managing the kernel through the control panel:

As we don’t officially support Jessie yet, you’ll need to have the kernel imported manually. Open up a support ticket, and the team should be able to do that for you.