How To Install Kernel 3.16 RC7 On Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the seventh release candidate for Kernel 3.16 has been made available for download. Linus Torvalds is happy with the size of Kernel 3.16 RC7, because the update patch is not as big as the previous RC.

Also, this might be the latest RC version, before the release of the Kernel 3.16. For more information about this release, see the changelog.

 how to install Kernel 3.16 RC7 on Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, Linux Lite 2.0

In this article I will show you how to install Kernel 3.16 RC7 on Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.

Because it is not available via PPA, the needed deb packages of Kernel 3.16 RC7 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 RC7 on 32 bit Ubuntu and derivative systems:

Download the needed packages:

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.16-rc7-utopic/linux-headers-3.16.0-031600rc7_3.16.0-031600rc7.201407271635_all.deb
$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.16-rc7-utopic/linux-headers-3.16.0-031600rc7-generic_3.16.0-031600rc7.201407271635_i386.deb
$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.16-rc7-utopic/linux-image-3.16.0-031600rc7-generic_3.16.0-031600rc7.201407271635_i386.deb

Install Kernel 3.16 RC7:

$ 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 RC7 on 64 bit Ubuntu and derivative systems:

Download the needed packages:

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.16-rc7-utopic/linux-headers-3.16.0-031600rc7_3.16.0-031600rc7.201407271635_all.deb
$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.16-rc7-utopic/linux-headers-3.16.0-031600rc7-generic_3.16.0-031600rc7.201407271635_amd64.deb
$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.16-rc7-utopic/linux-image-3.16.0-031600rc7-generic_3.16.0-031600rc7.201407271635_amd64.deb

Install Kernel 3.16 RC7:

$ 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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