How To Install Kernel 3.12 RC2 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian And Pear OS

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Linus Torvalds has announced the second release candidate of the Linux Kernel 3.12. Among others, it comes with updates for the networking drivers, ARM improvements and better Btrfs support. For more information, see the official changelog.

how to install the Linux Kernel 3.12 RC2 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Debian Jessie, Debian Sid, Debian Wheezy and Pear oS 8.

In this article I will show you how to install the Linux Kernel 3.12 RC2 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Debian Jessie, Debian Sid, Debian Wheezy and Pear oS 8.

Because the needed packages are available as deb files via kernel.ubuntu.com, installing Kernel 3.12 RC2 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Elementary OS and Pear OS is easy. Follow the instructions for your system and architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Kernel 3.12 RC2 on 32 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Elementary OS and Pear OS systems:

Download the needed packages:

$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.12-rc2-saucy/linux-headers-3.12.0-031200rc2_3.12.0-031200rc2.201309231935_all.deb
$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.12-rc2-saucy/linux-headers-3.12.0-031200rc2-generic_3.12.0-031200rc2.201309231935_i386.deb
$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.12-rc2-saucy/linux-image-3.12.0-031200rc2-generic_3.12.0-031200rc2.201309231935_i386.deb

Install Kernel 3.12 RC2:

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers* linux-image*

How to install Kernel 3.12 RC2 on 64 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Elementary OS and Pear OS systems:

Download the needed packages:

$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.12-rc2-saucy/linux-headers-3.12.0-031200rc2_3.12.0-031200rc2.201309231935_all.deb
$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.12-rc2-saucy/linux-headers-3.12.0-031200rc2-generic_3.12.0-031200rc2.201309231935_amd64.deb
$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.12-rc2-saucy/linux-image-3.12.0-031200rc2-generic_3.12.0-031200rc2.201309231935_amd64.deb

Install Kernel 3.12 RC2:

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers* linux-image*

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