Tuesday, 3 June 2014

How To : Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.14.5 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint Systems


     "The Linux Kernel 3.14.5 is now available for the users and all the users of 3.14 kernel series must upgrade", announced Greg Kroah-Hartman.This Linux Kernel version comes with plenty of fixes and improvements. This article will guide you to install or upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.14.5 in your Ubuntu or Linux Mint system.

Fixes

  • net-gro: reset skb->truesize in napi_reuse_skb()
  • ipv4: initialise the itag variable in __mkroute_input
  • ipv6: gro: fix CHECKSUM_COMPLETE support
  • ip_tunnel: Initialize the fallback device properly
  • batman-adv: fix local TT check for outgoing arp requests in DAT
  • batman-adv: increase orig refcount when storing ref in gw_node
  • batman-adv: fix reference counting imbalance while sending fragment
  • batman-adv: fix indirect hard_iface NULL dereference
  • net: gro: make sure skb->cb[] initial content has not to be zero
  • bonding: fix out of range parameters for bond_intmax_tbl
  • net: phy: Don't call phy_resume if phy_init_hw failed
  • rtnetlink: wait for unregistering devices in rtnl_link_unregister()
  • ipv6: fix calculation of option len in ip6_append_data
  • net: avoid dependency of net_get_random_once on nop patching and many more.

Installation

For 32-Bit Systems

Download the .deb packages.

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.14.5-utopic/linux-headers-3.14.5-031405_3.14.5-031405.201405311735_all.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.14.5-utopic/linux-headers-3.14.5-031405-generic_3.14.5-031405.201405311735_i386.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.14.5-utopic/linux-image-3.14.5-031405-generic_3.14.5-031405.201405311735_i386.deb
Install them.

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.14.5-*.deb linux-image-3.14.5-*.deb
Reboot the system.

sudo reboot

For 64-Bit Systems

Download the .deb packages.

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.14.5-utopic/linux-headers-3.14.5-031405_3.14.5-031405.201405311735_all.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.14.5-utopic/linux-headers-3.14.5-031405-generic_3.14.5-031405.201405311735_amd64.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.14.5-utopic/linux-image-3.14.5-031405-generic_3.14.5-031405.201405311735_amd64.deb
Install them.

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.14.5-*.deb linux-image-3.14.5-*.deb
Reboot the system.

sudo reboot

To uninstall,

sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-3.14.5-* linux-image-3.14.5-*

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