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comment Installed kernel not in /boot
Sorry if I wasn't clear, Zordache - I'm talking about the meta-package "Linux-image-virtual" in the main Ubuntu repo. I didn't think this would be particularly obscure for anyone looking at a question tagged "VMware".
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comment Installed kernel not in /boot
Thanks mgorven - that's the answer. It never occurred to me that the kernel I was trying to get would have been renamed in the same form as the one I was trying to replace! I hadn't realised the "virtual" suffix had been dropped.
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comment How is the /altbootbank/ partition used in ESXi?
Thanks very much - that document is pretty much what I was hoping for. If anyone finding this is interested, the "live" bootbank is selected based on the value of the updated variable in boot.cfg (this file is read from both partitions and the one with the higher value is chosen). Shift-r during boot manually selects the one with the lower value instead. Everything else is in ynguldyn's doc.
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