How To Install Kernel 3.16 RC2 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS And Other Ubuntu Derivatives

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Kernel 3.16 RC2 has been released, coming with changes. For information about this release, see the mailing lists.

how to install Kernel 3.16 RC2 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, LXLE, Elementary OS

In this article I will show you how to install Kernel 3.16 RC2 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, LXLE, Elementary OS and other Ubuntu derivative systems

Because it is not available via PPA, the needed deb packages of Kernel 3.16 RC2 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 RC2 on 32 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS and Elementary OS systems:

Download the needed packages:

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.16-rc2-utopic/linux-headers-3.16.0-031600rc2_3.16.0-031600rc2.201406220135_all.deb
$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.16-rc2-utopic/linux-headers-3.16.0-031600rc2-generic_3.16.0-031600rc2.201406220135_i386.deb
$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.16-rc2-utopic/linux-image-3.16.0-031600rc2-generic_3.16.0-031600rc2.201406220135_i386.deb

Install Kernel 3.16 RC2:

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

Optional, remove the kernel:

$ sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-3.16* linux-image-3.16*

How to install Kernel 3.16 RC2 on 64 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS and Elementary OS systems:

Download the needed packages:

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.16-rc2-utopic/linux-headers-3.16.0-031600rc2_3.16.0-031600rc2.201406220135_all.deb
$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.16-rc2-utopic/linux-headers-3.16.0-031600rc2-generic_3.16.0-031600rc2.201406220135_amd64.deb
$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.16-rc2-utopic/linux-image-3.16.0-031600rc2-generic_3.16.0-031600rc2.201406220135_amd64.deb

Install Kernel 3.16 RC2:

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

Optional, remove the kernel:

$ sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-3.16* linux-image-3.16*

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2 comments on “How To Install Kernel 3.16 RC2 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS And Other Ubuntu Derivatives
  1. Fatman13 says:

    Thanks for the post!

    There seem to be a missing “s” in the remove command…

    $ sudo apt-get remove linux-header-3.16* linux-image-3.16*

    should be…

    $ sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-3.16* linux-image-3.16*

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