[SOLVED] Confused about kernel versions


New Member
Jun 26, 2023
My 7.4-16 Proxmox install (updated to 6.2.16-4-bpo11-pve kernel) is showing pve-kernel-5.15.108-2 as an update to pve-kernel-5.15-108-1 (in both the web UI and in the CLI using APT UPDATE). Does that just mean that 5.15.108-2 would become the the standard kernel for this version in my configuration and would only get used if I rolled back from using 6.2.16-4, i.e. my current environment won't be effected?
Both pve-kernel-5.15 (default and mandatory) and pve-kernel-6.2 (optional) packages are installed and get updates separately. Unless you changed the bootloader configuration, it will boot with the highest kernel version (and not the one that was installed last). I recently updated from the same situation and it's still booting with 6.2.16-4-bpo11-pve .
Thanks! I figured it was safe but my confidence needed some bolstering before pulling the trigger on it


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