How To Install Kernel 3.16 RC5 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS And Other Ubuntu Derivatives

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Kernel 3.16 RC5 has been released, coming with some changes and updates. For information, see the mailing lists.

how to install Kernel 3.16 RC5 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, LXLE, Elementary OS

In this article I will show you how to install Kernel 3.16 RC5 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 RC5 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 RC5 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-rc5-utopic/linux-headers-3.16.0-031600rc5_3.16.0-031600rc5.201407131735_all.deb
$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.16-rc5-utopic/linux-headers-3.16.0-031600rc5-generic_3.16.0-031600rc5.201407131735_i386.deb
$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.16-rc5-utopic/linux-image-3.16.0-031600rc5-generic_3.16.0-031600rc5.201407131735_i386.deb

Install Kernel 3.16 RC5:

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

Optional, remove the kernel:

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

How to install Kernel 3.16 RC5 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-rc5-utopic/linux-headers-3.16.0-031600rc5_3.16.0-031600rc5.201407131735_all.deb
$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.16-rc5-utopic/linux-headers-3.16.0-031600rc5-generic_3.16.0-031600rc5.201407131735_amd64.deb
$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.16-rc5-utopic/linux-image-3.16.0-031600rc5-generic_3.16.0-031600rc5.201407131735_amd64.deb

Install Kernel 3.16 RC5:

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

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 RC5 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS And Other Ubuntu Derivatives
  1. Ivan says:

    Hello, thank you for the tutorial. It worked nice.

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