How To Install The Linux Kernel 3.12 RC1 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS And Debian

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the Linux Kernel 3.12 RC1 has been released a while ago. There isn’t any release announcement yet, so we don’t have much information about the improvements brought by it. All we know is that Linus Torvalds has changed his mind and named it “One giant leap for frogkind.”, despite the fact that he has initially called it “Suicidal Squirell”.

A list of features and enhancements that should be brought to the stable version of Kernel 3.12 can be found here.

how to install the Linux Kernel 3.12 RC1 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Debian Jessie, Debian Sid and Debian Wheezy.

In this article I will show you how to install the Linux Kernel 3.12 RC1 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Debian Jessie, Debian Sid and Debian Wheezy.

Because the kernel packages needed for the installation of the Linux Kernel 3.12 RC1 are available as deb files via kernel.ubuntu.com, installing the Kernel 3.12 RC1 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and Debian is easy. Follow the instructions for your system’s architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install the Linux Kernel 3.12 RC1 on 32 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and Debian systems:

Download the needed packages:

$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.12-rc1-saucy/linux-headers-3.12.0-031200rc1_3.12.0-031200rc1.201309161735_all.deb
$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.12-rc1-saucy/linux-headers-3.12.0-031200rc1-generic_3.12.0-031200rc1.201309161735_i386.deb
$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.12-rc1-saucy/linux-image-3.12.0-031200rc1-generic_3.12.0-031200rc1.201309161735_i386.deb

Install Kernel 3.12 RC 1:

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

How to install the Linux Kernel 3.12 RC1 on 64 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and Debian systems:

Download the needed packages:

$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.12-rc1-saucy/linux-headers-3.12.0-031200rc1_3.12.0-031200rc1.201309161735_all.deb
$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.12-rc1-saucy/linux-headers-3.12.0-031200rc1-generic_3.12.0-031200rc1.201309161735_amd64.deb
$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.12-rc1-saucy/linux-image-3.12.0-031200rc1-generic_3.12.0-031200rc1.201309161735_amd64.deb

Install Kernel 3.12 RC 1:

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

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One comment on “How To Install The Linux Kernel 3.12 RC1 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS And Debian
  1. Matt says:

    Awesome! Was just reading that 3.12 has substantial gaming performance improvements for AMD cards. Made me think that I need to get some of that….now I can.

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