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Thursday, 14 August 2014

How To : Install Linux Kernel 3.16.1 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint Systems

    The Linux Kernel 3.16.1 is now available for the users, announced Linus Torvalds. This Linux Kernel version comes with plenty of fixes and improvements. This article will guide you to install or upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.16.1 in your Ubuntu or Linux Mint system.



Installation

For 32-Bit Systems

Download the .deb packages.

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.16.1-utopic/linux-headers-3.16.1-031601_3.16.1-031601.201408140014_all.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.16.1-utopic/linux-headers-3.16.1-031601-generic_3.16.1-031601.201408140014_i386.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.16.1-utopic/linux-image-3.16.1-031601-generic_3.16.1-031601.201408140014_i386.deb
Install them.

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.16.1*.deb linux-image-3.16.1*.deb
Reboot the system.

sudo reboot

For 64-Bit Systems

Download the .deb packages.

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.16.1-utopic/linux-headers-3.16.1-031601_3.16.1-031601.201408140014_all.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.16.1-utopic/linux-headers-3.16.1-031601-generic_3.16.1-031601.201408140014_amd64.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.16.1-utopic/linux-image-3.16.1-031601-generic_3.16.1-031601.201408140014_amd64.deb
Install them.

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.16.1*.deb linux-image-3.16.1*.deb
Reboot the system.

sudo reboot

To uninstall,

sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-3.16.1* linux-image-3.16.1*

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for the how to. Installing it right now :)

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  2. I've installed 3.15 on my LinuxMint13, but I get a problem with nvidia driver. So I unistalled it.

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  3. Install kernel 3.16.1 for LMDE instructions,please....terminal commands.

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  4. I've installed 3.16.1 kernel but after reboot I lost my wifi user interface. I mean I can add network but my system no longer see available wifis hence I cannot connect to wifi. My broadcam driver is checked (chosen) in Driver Manager. What shall I do now? Please help!

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    1. I've tried - I followed steps you've mentioned above and I got error message:
      # apt-get remove linux-headers-3.16.1* linux-image-3.16.1*
      Reading package lists... Done
      Building dependency tree
      Reading state information... Done
      E: Unable to locate package linux-headers-3.16.1-031601_3.16.1-031601.201408140014_all.deb
      E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'linux-headers-3.16.1-031601_3.16.1-031601.201408140014_all.deb'
      E: Unable to locate package linux-headers-3.16.1-031601-generic_3.16.1-031601.201408140014_amd64.deb
      E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'linux-headers-3.16.1-031601-generic_3.16.1-031601.201408140014_amd64.deb'
      E: Unable to locate package linux-image-3.16.1-031601-generic_3.16.1-031601.201408140014_amd64.deb
      E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'linux-image-3.16.1-031601-generic_3.16.1-031601.201408140014_amd64.deb'.
      Any suggestions, please?

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    2. Try-
      sudo apt get update

      then remove the kernel.

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  5. Mandar, the packages should be removed using the following command:

    sudo apt-get remove 'linux-headers-3.16.1*' 'linux-image-3.16.1*'

    Note that package names should be quoted with ' and ' so that special character '*' is not interpreted by the shell.

    That's what happened in Arthur's case: while invoking the command his working directory contained the deb files and so
    linux-image-3.16.1* actually meant
    linux-image-3.16.1-031601-generic_3.16.1-031601.201408140014_amd64.deb

    But, with 'apt-get remove' you can't specify deb files - you have to use package names instead (see apt-get manpage).

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