How To Install Kernel 3.15.6 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Kernel 3.15.6 has been released, coming with changes. Despite the fact that Kernel 3.15 has not been adopted as default by many distributions yet, it is quite stable.

how to install Kernel 3.15.6 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, LXLE, Pinguy OS and Elementary OS.

In this article I will show you how to install Kernel 3.15.6 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, LXLE, Pinguy OS and Elementary OS.

Because it is not available via PPA, the needed deb packages of Kernel 3.15.6 are available via kernel.ubuntu.com. Follow the instructions for your system’s architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Kernel 3.15.6 on 32 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, LXLE, Pinguy OS and Elementary OS systems:

Download the needed packages:

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15.6-utopic/linux-headers-3.15.6-031506_3.15.6-031506.201407172034_all.deb
$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15.6-utopic/linux-headers-3.15.6-031506-generic_3.15.6-031506.201407172034_i386.deb
$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15.6-utopic/linux-image-3.15.6-031506-generic_3.15.6-031506.201407172034_i386.deb

Install Kernel 3.15.6:

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.15*.deb linux-image-3.15*.deb

After the kernel has been successfully installed, reboot and choose it at boot:

$ sudo reboot

Optional, remove the kernel:

$ sudo apt-get remove linux-header-3.15* linux-image-3.15*

How to install Kernel 3.15.6 on 64 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS and Elementary OS systems:

Download the needed packages:

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15.6-utopic/linux-headers-3.15.6-031506_3.15.6-031506.201407172034_all.deb
$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15.6-utopic/linux-headers-3.15.6-031506-generic_3.15.6-031506.201407172034_amd64.deb
$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15.6-utopic/linux-image-3.15.6-031506-generic_3.15.6-031506.201407172034_amd64.deb

Install Kernel 3.15.56

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.15*.deb linux-image-3.15*.deb

After the kernel has been successfully installed, reboot and choose it at boot:

$ sudo reboot

Optional, remove the kernel:

$ sudo apt-get remove linux-header-3.15* linux-image-3.15*

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One comment on “How To Install Kernel 3.15.6 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint And Derivative Systems
  1. HiTuX says:

    I’d installed kernerl 3.15.6 on Mint13 succefully, but I encountred a problem with Nvidia driver and during installation I see some errors concerning dkms and vm…

    Is there a solution to this problem.

    I uninstall it because I use my laptop for works. I will try on an other machine.

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