January 3, 2015

How To Install/Upgrade To Linux Kernel 3.18.1 stable In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

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Recently in December Linux Kernel version 3.18.1 has been released and announced by Linus Torvalds. If you are using Ubuntu 14.04/14.10 or Linux Mint or any other debian/Ubuntu based then you can update to the latest kernel 3.18.1 to fix bugs, increase performance and security of the system.

What Is Linux Kernel?

Those who don't know what is the Linux Kernel they should know it because Linux kernel is the essential part of any Linux operating system. It is responsible for resource allocation, low-level hardware interfaces, security, simple communications, basic file system management, and more. Written from scratch by Linus Torvalds (with help from various developers), Linux is a clone of the UNIX operating system. It is geared towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliances.

Install Linux Kernel 3.18.1

Because it is not available via PPA, the needed deb packages of Kernel 3.18.1 are available via kernel.ubuntu.com. Follow the instructions for your system’s architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

To install or update Latest Stable Kernel 3.18.1 on Ubuntu 15.04 vivid vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (LTS) , Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Linux Lite 2.2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems, open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:

For Linux system 32 bit :

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.1-vivid/linux-header...

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.1-vivid/linux-header...

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.1-vivid/linux-image-...

Install Linux Kernel 3.18.1

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.18.1*.deb linux-image-3.18.1*.deb

Atfer install complete, update grub and reboot your computer and choose new kernel in grub :
$ sudo update-grub
$ sudo reboot

For Linux system 64 bit :

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.1-vivid/linux-header...

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.1-vivid/linux-header...

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.1-vivid/linux-image-...

Install Linux Kernel 3.18.1

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.18.1*.deb linux-image-3.18.1*.deb

Atfer install complete, update grub and reboot your computer and choose new kernel in grub :

$ sudo update-grub
$ sudo reboot

How To Uninstall Linux Kernel 3.18.1

$ sudo apt-get remove 'linux-headers-3.18.1*' 'linux-image-3.18.1*'

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