How To Install Kernel 3.14 RC 8 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint And Their Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Linus Torvalds himself has released Kernel 3.14 RC 8 today, which will be followed by the first stable version of Kernel 3.14. Among others, Kernel 3.14 got improved support for Intel Broadwell GPUs, some Radeon, Nouveau and NVIDIA improvements and better Btrfs support. For more information, see the mailing lists.

The initial plan was to bring Kernel 3.14 stable after the first 7 RC versions, but this has delayed for next week, due to the fact that the developers had to fix some bugs and regressions.

 how to install Kernel 3.14 RC 8 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint and their derivative systems.

In this article I will show you how to install Kernel 3.14 RC 8 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint and their derivative systems.

Because the needed deb packages are available via kernel.ubuntu.com, installing Kernel 3.14 RC8 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint and their derivative systems is easy. Follow the instructions for your architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Kernel 3.14 RC8 on 32 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint and derivative systems:

Download the needed packages:

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.14-rc8-trusty/linux-headers-3.14.0-031400rc8_3.14.0-031400rc8.201403242335_all.deb
$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.14-rc8-trusty/linux-headers-3.14.0-031400rc8-generic_3.14.0-031400rc8.201403242335_i386.deb
$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.14-rc8-trusty/linux-image-3.14.0-031400rc8-generic_3.14.0-031400rc8.201403242335_i386.deb

Install Kernel 3.14 RC8:

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.14*.deb linux-image-3.14*.deb

How to install Kernel 3.14 RC8 on 64 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint and derivative systems:

Download the needed packages:

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.14-rc8-trusty/linux-headers-3.14.0-031400rc8_3.14.0-031400rc8.201403242335_all.deb
$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.14-rc8-trusty/linux-headers-3.14.0-031400rc8-generic_3.14.0-031400rc8.201403242335_amd64.deb
$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.14-rc8-trusty/linux-image-3.14.0-031400rc8-generic_3.14.0-031400rc8.201403242335_amd64.deb

Install Kernel 3.14 RC8:

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.14*.deb linux-image-3.14*.deb

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2 comments on “How To Install Kernel 3.14 RC 8 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint And Their Derivative Systems
  1. scettico says:

    What is the teminal command to do the same update with Precise Puppy linux 5.7.1?

    Why this procedure disturb normal grub/boot activity on ubuntu 12.04LTS?

    • Geekster says:

      because you will be asked at boot to choose the kernel you want to run. this should work also on Precise Puppy.

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