How to Install The Linux Kernel 3.9 on Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10, 12.04 and Linux Mint 15, 14, 13

Hello Linux Geeksters.

After 8 release candidates, the kernel 3.9 has been released. It brings a lot of breathtaking features, improves ARM support, new drivers, supports new hardware, etc.

In this article I wills how you how to install the Kernel 3.9 on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia and Linux Mint 13 Maya.

New features in Linux Kernel 3.9:

  • Improved support for the F2FS (Flash Friendly File-System) filesystem for Samsung developers;
  • Improved ARM support;
  • Zero-Power Optical device driver;
  • Audio/sound improvements;
  • Initial support for AMD Radeon HD 8000 series;
  • Synopsys ARC700 CPU support;
  • Improved ARM SoC support;
  • Improved power management;
  • Faster LZO compression;
  • Experimental RAID5/6 support for the Btrfs filesystem;
  • Fixes EXT4 corruption bug;
  • Google’s Goldfish.

How to install or upgrade to the new kernel, 3.9:

Download and install the needed packages, for 32 bit systems:

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.9-raring/linux-headers-3.9.0-030900-generic_3.9.0-030900.201304291257_i386.deb
$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.9-raring/linux-headers-3.9.0-030900_3.9.0-030900.201304291257_all.deb
$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.9-raring/linux-image-3.9.0-030900-generic_3.9.0-030900.201304291257_i386.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
$ sudo update-grub

Download and install the needed packages, for 64 bit systems:

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.9-raring/linux-headers-3.9.0-030900-generic_3.9.0-030900.201304291257_amd64.deb
$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.9-raring/linux-headers-3.9.0-030900_3.9.0-030900.201304291257_all.deb
$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.9-raring/linux-image-3.9.0-030900-generic_3.9.0-030900.201304291257_amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
$ sudo update-grub

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