Friday, 6 April 2018

How To: Install or Upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.12 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

The Linux Kernel 4.12 is available for the users. This Linux Kernel version comes with plenty of fixes and improvements. This article will guide you to install or upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.12 in your Ubuntu or Linux Mint system.

Installation

For 32-Bit Systems

Download the .deb packages.

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.12/linux-headers-4.12.0-041200_4.12.0-041200.201707022031_all.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.12/linux-headers-4.12.0-041200-generic_4.12.0-041200.201707022031_i386.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.12/linux-image-4.12.0-041200-generic_4.12.0-041200.201707022031_i386.deb

Install them.

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.12.0*.deb linux-image-4.12.0*.deb

Reboot the system.

$ sudo reboot





For 64-Bit Systems

Download the .deb packages.

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.12/linux-headers-4.12.0-041200_4.12.0-041200.201707022031_all.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.12/linux-headers-4.12.0-041200-generic_4.12.0-041200.201707022031_amd64.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.12/linux-image-4.12.0-041200-generic_4.12.0-041200.201707022031_amd64.deb

Install them.

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.12.0*.deb linux-image-4.12.0*.deb

Reboot the system.

$ sudo reboot

To uninstall,

$ sudo apt-get remove 'linux-headers-4.12.0*' 'linux-image-4.12.0*'

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