How To Install Kernel 3.16.2 On Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr And Derivatives

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Kernel 3.16.2 has been released a while ago, coming with fixes for the RTL8188EU Realtek Wireless LAN, some fixes regarding ALSA have been implemented and support for Basic Micro ATOM Nano usb2serial has been implemented.

how to install Kernel 3.16.2 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, 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

In this article I will show you how to install Kernel 3.16.2 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, 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 3.16.2 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 3.16.2 on 32 bit Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems:

Download the needed packages:

$ cd /tmp
$ wget \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.16.2-utopic/linux-headers-3.16.2-031602_3.16.2-031602.201409052035_all.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.16.2-utopic/linux-headers-3.16.2-031602-generic_3.16.2-031602.201409052035_i386.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.16.2-utopic/linux-image-3.16.2-031602-generic_3.16.2-031602.201409052035_i386.deb

Install Kernel 3.16.2:

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.16*.deb linux-image-3.16*.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-3.16* linux-image-3.16*

How to install Kernel 3.16.2 on 64 bit Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems:

Download the needed packages:

$ cd /tmp
$ wget \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.16.2-utopic/linux-headers-3.16.2-031602_3.16.2-031602.201409052035_all.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.16.2-utopic/linux-headers-3.16.2-031602-generic_3.16.2-031602.201409052035_amd64.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.16.2-utopic/linux-image-3.16.2-031602-generic_3.16.2-031602.201409052035_amd64.deb

Install Kernel 3.16.1:

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.16*.deb linux-image-3.16*.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-3.16* linux-image-3.16*

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One comment on “How To Install Kernel 3.16.2 On Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr And Derivatives
  1. I installed this kernel within Xubuntu 14.04 but when I went to build the Nvidia binary driver 343.22 it fails because these kernels were built using gcc-4.6 and I only have gcc-4.8 installed. So now I want to remove the kernels from system as well the grub boot menu but when I try your remove command it returns the following:
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Unable to locate package linux-header-3.16*
    E: Couldn’t find any package by regex ‘linux-header-3.16*’
    E: Unable to locate package linux-image-3.16.1-031601-generic_3.16.1-031601.201408140014_amd64.deb
    E: Couldn’t find any package by regex ‘linux-image-3.16.1-031601-generic_3.16.1-031601.201408140014_amd64.deb’
    E: Unable to locate package linux-image-3.16.2-031602-generic_3.16.2-031602.201409052035_amd64.deb
    E: Couldn’t find any package by regex ‘linux-image-3.16.2-031602-generic_3.16.2-031602.201409052035_amd64.deb’

    So how do I remove these kernels from my system?

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