How To Install Kernel 3.15.8 On Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Kernel 3.15.8 has been released a while ago, coming with support for the DVB-T module Afatech AF9035 and PCIe x4 Controller Promise Technology FastTrak TX8660, got some ZRam improvements and important bug-fixes.

For more information, see the changelog.

How To Install Kernel 3.15.8 On Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

In this article I will show you how to install Kernel 3.15.8 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusy Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, Linux Lite 2.0, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya and other Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.

Because it is not available via PPA, the needed deb packages of Kernel 3.15.8 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 3.15.8 on 32 bit Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems:

Download the needed packages:

$ cd /tmp
$ wget \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15.8-utopic/linux-headers-3.15.8-031508_3.15.8-031508.201407311933_all.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15.8-utopic/linux-headers-3.15.8-031508-generic_3.15.8-031508.201407311933_i386.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15.8-utopic/linux-image-3.15.8-031508-generic_3.15.8-031508.201407311933_i386.deb

Install Kernel 3.15.8:

$ 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 3.15.8 on 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems:

Download the needed packages:

$ cd /tmp
$ wget \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15.8-utopic/linux-headers-3.15.8-031508_3.15.8-031508.201407311933_all.deb\
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15.8-utopic/linux-headers-3.15.8-031508-generic_3.15.8-031508.201407311933_amd64.deb\
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15.8-utopic/linux-image-3.15.8-031508-generic_3.15.8-031508.201407311933_amd64.deb

Install Kernel 3.15.8:

$ 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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