My laptop does not boot Freya.So I think that I should upgrade my kernel to 4.4.But the system is unbootable and gives a error and does not show the GUI.

But how could I do this when it doesn't boot

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You can boot into a Flash Drive with elementary OS and chroot into your machine.

First get root with sudo su, and create some directory using mkdir /mnt/mainOS.

Then just mount your HDD with the mount /dev/<your id> /mnt/mainOS command and chroot /mnt/mainOS /bin/bash -i into it. Your bash will now behave like you would be in your normal machine. Upgrade the kernel as usual, !exit! and reboot should then do the rest. ;)

Tips: You can detect your drives with df -h.

You can find more in-depth information about chroot here: https://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/chroot/

  • For some reason it is booting now.Anyways I think that this will be useful later
    – Suici Doga
    Commented Mar 29, 2016 at 10:15

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