Ubuntu: How do I switch from linux-generic to linux-virtual?


I am running Ubuntu 16.04 in a VM, and want to switch from the linux-generic kernel to the linux-virtual kernel. What are the commands to run? I have installed linux-virtual...

apt-get install linux-virtual

Whats next?


No need to install linux-virtual anymore because it has the same dependencies as linux-generic except the package linux-firmware (compare these: http://packages.ubuntu.com/xenial/linux-virtual, http://packages.ubuntu.com/xenial/linux-generic). Also, see the answer here linux-image-virtual packages empty in 14.04 trusty?. But if you want to use it so that you have less packages installed then do this:

  • sudo apt-get install linux-virtual (you've already done that)
  • sudo apt-get autoremove --purge linux-generic
  • sudo apt-get remove --purge linux-firmware
  • sudo update-grub

The main packages linux-image-VERSION-generic and linux-headers-VERSION-generic will be the same.

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