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Monday, 20 October 2014

How To : Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.18-RC1 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint Systems

    The Linux Kernel 3.18-RC1 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 3.18-RC1 in your Ubuntu or Linux Mint system.


Installation

For 32-Bit Systems

Download the .deb packages.

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18-rc1-utopic/linux-headers-3.18.0-031800rc1_3.18.0-031800rc1.201410192135_all.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18-rc1-utopic/linux-headers-3.18.0-031800rc1-generic_3.18.0-031800rc1.201410192135_i386.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18-rc1-utopic/linux-image-3.18.0-031800rc1-generic_3.18.0-031800rc1.201410192135_i386.deb
Install them.

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.18*.deb linux-image-3.18*.deb
Reboot the system.

sudo reboot

For 64-Bit Systems

Download the .deb packages.

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18-rc1-utopic/linux-headers-3.18.0-031800rc1_3.18.0-031800rc1.201410192135_all.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18-rc1-utopic/linux-headers-3.18.0-031800rc1-generic_3.18.0-031800rc1.201410192135_amd64.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18-rc1-utopic/linux-image-3.18.0-031800rc1-generic_3.18.0-031800rc1.201410192135_amd64.deb
Install them.

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.18*.deb linux-image-3.18*.deb
Reboot the system.

sudo reboot

To uninstall,

sudo apt-get remove 'linux-headers-3.18*' 'linux-image-3.18*'

1 comment:

  1. Just a warning. Tried this on Debian Sid, as usually most packages from Ubuntu behave with it, and it is not bootable. Drops me to initramfs prompt and no solution yet. Had a badly convuluted compile of 3.18 but at least it booted. So I may go that route again without the Debian config applied and see if it works better. Damn, I really want the driver improvements for Radeon, but this is the first kernel I had major issues getting to run correctly.

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