Thursday, September 5, 2013

Ubuntu - Install new kernel

If you want to upgrade your Ubuntu system kernel to the latest one, you can do the following:

1. Download these 3 deb packages from http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/vXXX (The latest kernel when I write this blog post is v3.11, so I go to http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.11-saucy/):

[   ]linux-headers-3.11.0-031100-generic_3.11.0-031100.201309021735_amd64.deb
[   ]linux-headers-3.11.0-031100_3.11.0-031100.201309021735_all.deb
[   ]linux-image-3.11.0-031100-generic_3.11.0-031100.201309021735_amd64.deb

(my computer is installed Ubuntu 13.04 x86_64)


2. Install those 3 deb file, update grub and restart:

$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
$ sudo update-grub
$ sudo reboot


(source: http://www.efytimes.com/admin/useradmin/photo/0olr111342AM8272013.png)

(source: http://la-vache-libre.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Kernel.jpg)

(source: http://www.paritynews.com/2013/08/12/2284/linus-torvalds-remembers-windows-3-11-as-he-outs-linux-3-11-rc5/)