How To Install Kernel 3.18 RC6 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivatives

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Linus Torvalds has officially released Kernel 3.18 RC6 this weekend. The kernel patch comes with bug-fixes and a few new features only.

Also worth mentioning, the developers have discovered a mysterious regression and did not manage to include a fix  yet, but things are not critical. For more information about this release, see the mailing lists.

how to install Kernel 3.18 RC6  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 3.18 RC6  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 3.18 RC6 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 3.18 RC6 on 32 bit Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems:

Download the needed packages:

$ cd /tmp
$ wget \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18-rc6-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.0-031800rc6_3.18.0-031800rc6.201411231935_all.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18-rc6-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.0-031800rc6-generic_3.18.0-031800rc6.201411231935_i386.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18-rc6-vivid/linux-image-3.18.0-031800rc6-generic_3.18.0-031800rc6.201411231935_i386.deb

Install Kernel 3.18 RC6:

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.18*.deb linux-image-3.18*.deb

After the kernel has been successfully installed, reboot:

$ sudo reboot

Optional, remove the kernel:

$ sudo apt-get remove linux-header-3.18* linux-image-3.18*

How to install Kernel 3.8 RC6 on 64 bit Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems:

Download the needed packages:

$ cd /tmp
$ wget \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18-rc6-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.0-031800rc6_3.18.0-031800rc6.201411231935_all.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18-rc6-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.0-031800rc6-generic_3.18.0-031800rc6.201411231935_amd64.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18-rc6-vivid/linux-image-3.18.0-031800rc6-generic_3.18.0-031800rc6.201411231935_amd64.deb

Install Kernel 3.18 RC6:

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.18*.deb linux-image-3.18*.deb

After the kernel has been successfully installed, reboot:

$ sudo reboot

Optional, remove the kernel:

$ sudo apt-get remove linux-header-3.18* linux-image-3.18*

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