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    Question How do I upgrade the kernel on the Raspberry pi?

    Hello,
    I've noticed that "apt update" and "apt upgrade" never update the kernel on the raspberry pi. I guess this is by design, am I correct? I've tried installing the linux-image-armmp and I get a nice new kernel, but the raspberry always boots with the old kernel (by the way, I have to manually mount /boot before installing this package, otherwise apt happily copies the new kernel into /boot the mountpoint, instead of /boot the FAT partition). I've tried renaming the new kernel file into kernel7.img (I have a rpi 3), but all I get is an unbootable pi.
    Are there some docs on how to upgrade the kernel on kali for the raspberry pi? I've done quite a bit of googling but couldn't find anything.

    Thanks,
    Silla
    Last edited by Silla; 2017-02-12 at 08:48 PM. Reason: Misleading title

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    Hi there! You must use the "rpi-update" to update kernel and modules mister If not installed, "apt-cache search rpi-update"

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    Hello,
    thanks for your answer, but rpi-update is nowhere to be found. I think that is a raspbian command.

    Regards,
    Silla

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    hello, have you try dist-upgrade instead of upgrade ?

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    Yes, still no joy.

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    Try this:
    sudo curl -L --output /usr/bin/rpi-update https://raw.githubusercontent.com/He...ter/rpi-update && sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/rpi-update
    Then:
    sudo rpi-update
    In my case it works:
    screenshot.1487167444.jpg
    Last edited by martinii; 2017-02-15 at 02:06 PM.

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