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Monday, 5 December 2016

How To : Install or Upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.9-RC8 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

    The Linux Kernel 4.9-RC8 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 4.9-RC8 in your Ubuntu or Linux Mint system.

linux-kernel-4-9-rc8

Installation

For 32-Bit Systems

Download the .deb packages.
$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.9-rc8/linux-headers-4.9.0-040900rc8_4.9.0-040900rc8.201612051443_all.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.9-rc8/linux-headers-4.9.0-040900rc8-generic_4.9.0-040900rc8.201612051443_i386.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.9-rc8/linux-image-4.9.0-040900rc8-generic_4.9.0-040900rc8.201612051443_i386.deb
Install them.
$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.9*.deb linux-image-4.9*.deb
Reboot the system.
sudo reboot

For 64-Bit Systems

Download the .deb packages.
$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.9-rc8/linux-headers-4.9.0-040900rc8_4.9.0-040900rc8.201612051443_all.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.9-rc8/linux-headers-4.9.0-040900rc8-generic_4.9.0-040900rc8.201612051443_amd64.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.9-rc8/linux-image-4.9.0-040900rc8-generic_4.9.0-040900rc8.201612051443_amd64.deb
Install them.
$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.9*.deb linux-image-4.9*.deb
Reboot the system.
sudo reboot

To uninstall,
sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-4.9* linux-image-4.9*

3 comments:

  1. In this situation, dpkg looks for an archive that begins and ends with a quote in the name, only a space seperating packages is needed.

    sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.9*.deb linux-image-4.9*.deb

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  2. also, links to the files are broken :/ just a heads up

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    1. Hi Julian, thanks for spotting this. I've updated the links and working fine now.

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