Kernel is not upgraded even after updating


Tumbleweed KDE 64-bit.

I do “zypper up” almost daily. However, in yesterday’s update, the new kernel 4.8.9 was retrieved and installed but “uname -r” still shows kernel 4.8.8 after reboot.

Any suggestions? Thanks a lot for your help.

How are you booting?

Normally, installing a kernel causes the bootloader to also be updated.

However, if you have two or more linux systems on the same machine, and use the bootloader from say systemA to boot systemB, then until you update the bootloader on systemA, you will continue to access the old kernel on systemB.

I am multibooting, with the latest distro being Fedora 25 upgraded from Fedora 24. Your reply makes sense.

Since F25 now controls the boot process, I just added the following command within it:

grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

After rebooting into Tumbleweed from the F25-controlled grub menu, I got kernel 4.8.10-1-default.

Thanks a lot for your help.