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

MohdSohailMohdSohail Posts: 7
edited January 2015 in Small Talk

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-headers-3.18.1-031801_3.18.1-031801.201412170637_all.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.1-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.1-031801-generic_3.18.1-031801.201412170637_i386.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.1-vivid/linux-image-3.18.1-031801-generic_3.18.1-031801.201412170637_i386.deb

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-headers-3.18.1-031801_3.18.1-031801.201412170637_all.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.1-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.1-031801-generic_3.18.1-031801.201412170637_amd64.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.1-vivid/linux-image-3.18.1-031801-generic_3.18.1-031801.201412170637_amd64.deb

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*'

Watch the video for Installing/Upgrading to Linux latest stable kernel 3.18.1 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint or other distribution

Comments

  • This is good information but I am going to move this to the "off topic" thread as this is not a question relating to an issue but related to knowledge.
  • MohdSohailMohdSohail Posts: 7
    edited January 2015
    Yes, the topic is knowledge not directly related to the question but people (newbie), they ask the questions related to kernel. Many questions have been asked what is kernel. So it's a reply for those who asked the question related to Linux kernel.

    Then you also have information here how to update you linux kernel as I've seen earlier this question being raised. So I thought to answer this by posting a new thread. The title of thread does not look like reply to a question but It is the answer.

    So don't put this off topic, it is the reply/answer of the moreover asked questions on Linux Kernel.
  • The other threads are used to answer questions. Unless you are answering a question someone posted in those threads, keep your posts in the "off topic" thread.
  • mfillpotmfillpot Posts: 2,180
    These teaser posts do no community service as the value of the information disappears if or when the linked site goes down. If someone asks a question you can link to the other site for more information, but doing unsolicited link posts is not welcome in any part of the forum or site. As I stated in the other post, if you want your articles on this site then use the blogging feature and make them complete.

    This and your other post will be deleted within the next few hours only to allow enough time for you to see my replies. This is non-negotiable as you are in fact making it harder for people to find your original article by spamming other sites, lowering your search engine position and making the users just through links to find the source.
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