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Sunday, 13 March 2016

How To: Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.4.5 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint Systems

The Linux Kernel 4.4.5 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 4.4.5 in your Ubuntu or Linux Mint system.



Installation

For 32-Bit Systems

Download the .deb packages.

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.4.5-wily/linux-headers-4.4.5-040405_4.4.5-040405.201603091931_all.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.4.5-wily/linux-headers-4.4.5-040405-generic_4.4.5-040405.201603091931_i386.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.4.5-wily/linux-image-4.4.5-040405-generic_4.4.5-040405.201603091931_i386.deb
Install them.

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.4.5*.deb linux-image-4.4.5*.deb
Reboot the system.

sudo reboot

For 64-Bit Systems

Download the .deb packages.

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.4.5-wily/linux-headers-4.4.5-040405_4.4.5-040405.201603091931_all.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.4.5-wily/linux-headers-4.4.5-040405-generic_4.4.5-040405.201603091931_amd64.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.4.5-wily/linux-image-4.4.5-040405-generic_4.4.5-040405.201603091931_amd64.deb
Install them.

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.4.5*.deb linux-image-4.4.5*.deb
Reboot the system.

sudo reboot

To uninstall,

sudo apt-get remove 'linux-headers-4.4.5*' 'linux-image-4.4.5*'

2 comments:

  1. I erroneously installed the 32bit 4.4.5 Kernel on my 64bit system (the installation was not successful of course, there were errors) and now I always get a fatal error during every system boot. The " sudo apt-get remove 'linux-headers-4.4.5*' 'linux-image-4.4.5*' " can't actually remove the bad 32bit 4.4.5 and the boot problem persists. How can I get rid of this 4.4.5? I'm on UBUNTU 15.10.

    Thanks!
    Gianluca

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  2. u can. but while ur trying to remove them make sure you are running any other kernel.

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