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Saturday, 8 October 2016

How To: Install or Upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.8.1 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

The Linux Kernel 4.8.1 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 4.8.1 in your Ubuntu or Linux Mint system.

linux-kernel-4-8-1

Installation

For 32-Bit Systems

Download the .deb packages.

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.8.1/linux-headers-4.8.1-040801_4.8.1-040801.201610071031_all.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.8.1/linux-headers-4.8.1-040801-generic_4.8.1-040801.201610071031_i386.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.8.1/linux-image-4.8.1-040801-generic_4.8.1-040801.201610071031_i386.deb
Install them.

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.8.1*.deb linux-image-4.8.1*.deb
Reboot the system.

sudo reboot

For 64-Bit Systems

Download the .deb packages.

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.8.1/linux-headers-4.8.1-040801_4.8.1-040801.201610071031_all.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.8.1/linux-headers-4.8.1-040801-generic_4.8.1-040801.201610071031_amd64.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.8.1/linux-image-4.8.1-040801-generic_4.8.1-040801.201610071031_amd64.deb
Install them.

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.8.1*.deb linux-image-4.8.1*.deb
Reboot the system.

sudo reboot

To uninstall,

sudo apt-get remove 'linux-headers-4.8.1*' 'linux-image-4.8.1*'

4 comments:

  1. Thank you! It realy helped me.

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  2. Simple enough and seemed to work fine on my Linux Mint 18.0 64-bit (xfce) installation. Prior to these instructions, I tried using the method listed here:

    http://www.ubuntumaniac.com/2016/10/update-to-kernel-481-stable-on-ubuntu.html

    But this screwed my system - I could boot, but there were many problems with the desktop. I had to restore my system from a backup.

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  3. Can you tell what are the problems you encountered? Do you have a blog where you can update so we can refer?

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