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Monday, 30 November 2015

How To : Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.4-RC3 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint Systems

    The Linux Kernel 4.4-RC3 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 4.4-RC3 in your Ubuntu or Linux Mint system.


Installation

For 32-Bit Systems

Download the .deb packages.

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.4-rc3-wily/linux-headers-4.4.0-040400rc3_4.4.0-040400rc3.201511300321_all.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.4-rc3-wily/linux-headers-4.4.0-040400rc3-generic_4.4.0-040400rc3.201511300321_i386.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.4-rc3-wily/linux-image-4.4.0-040400rc3-generic_4.4.0-040400rc3.201511300321_i386.deb
Install them.

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.4*.deb linux-image-4.4*.deb
Reboot the system.

sudo reboot

For 64-Bit Systems

Download the .deb packages.

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.4-rc3-wily/linux-headers-4.4.0-040400rc3_4.4.0-040400rc3.201511300321_all.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.4-rc3-wily/linux-headers-4.4.0-040400rc3-generic_4.4.0-040400rc3.201511300321_amd64.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.4-rc3-wily/linux-image-4.4.0-040400rc3-generic_4.4.0-040400rc3.201511300321_amd64.deb
Install them.

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.4*.deb linux-image-4.4*.deb
Reboot the system.

sudo reboot

To uninstall,

sudo apt-get remove 'linux-headers-4.4*' 'linux-image-4.4*'

5 comments:

  1. The last line in the 64-bit instructions it includes a i386 link - change that to amd64.

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  2. There is an error in the 64-bit procedure (amd64 instead of i386). It should be replace by the following line:
    $ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.4-rc3-wily/linux-image-4.4.0-040400rc3-generic_4.4.0-040400rc3.201511300321_amd64.deb

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  3. Now wonder I got a kernel panic. You got i386 for image under 64 bit. Be more careful.

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