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After updates my Freya system got a new kernel 3.19.0-51; but after restart Freya booting hangs with this kernel version please see the kernel message below where it hangs

It is booting properly with kernel 3.19.0-49-generic

Should I wait till the next kernel update?

  • Mine runs with kernel 4.1 because my hardware was a little buggy
    – Suici Doga
    Commented Feb 26, 2016 at 13:12
  • Is this a virtual machine?
    – Suici Doga
    Commented Feb 26, 2016 at 13:13
  • Yes it is a VMware11
    – Vasu
    Commented Feb 27, 2016 at 6:05
  • Remove the new kernel with synaptic
    – Suici Doga
    Commented Feb 27, 2016 at 6:54
  • I have used synaptic to remove the kernel 3.19.0-51; thanks for the quick tip
    – Vasu
    Commented Mar 8, 2016 at 8:43

1 Answer 1


Open a terminal (CTRL + ALT + T) and type sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.19.0-49-generic and press enter.This will remove the new kernel.

WARNING : If you have removed the old kernel your VM may stop booting

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