How To Install Kernel 4.3.6 on Ubuntu

Kernel 4.3.6 has been released, bringing driver updates, filesystem changes and various code optimizations and cleanups.

Installation instructions:

Compiling a Linux kernel is a little difficult and takes some time, but the Ubuntu (and derivative) users do not have to worry about that, because Canonical provides deb packages for these systems, via its kernel.ubuntu.com repository.

The below commands are available for all the Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, Deepin and other Ubuntu derivative systems like Peppermint, LXLE, Linux Lite, Voyager etc. Pay attention to download and install the Kernel patch for your system’s architecture (i386 debs for 32 bit systems and amd64 debs for 64 bit systems).

How to install Kernel 4.3.x on 32 bit Ubuntu and derivative systems:

Download the needed packages:

$ cd /tmp
$ wget \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.3.6-wily/linux-headers-4.3.6-040306_4.3.6-040306.201602191831_all.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.3.6-wily/linux-headers-4.3.6-040306-generic_4.3.6-040306.201602191831_i386.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.3.6-wily/linux-image-4.3.6-040306-generic_4.3.6-040306.201602191831_i386.deb

Install the Kernel:

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.3*.deb linux-image-4.3*.deb

Optional, remove the kernel:

$ sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-4.3* linux-image-4.3*

How to install Kernel 4.3.x on 64 bit Ubuntu and derivative systems:

Download the needed packages:

$ cd /tmp
$ wget \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.3.6-wily/linux-headers-4.3.6-040306_4.3.6-040306.201602191831_all.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.3.6-wily/linux-headers-4.3.6-040306-generic_4.3.6-040306.201602191831_amd64.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.3.6-wily/linux-image-4.3.6-040306-generic_4.3.6-040306.201602191831_amd64.deb

Install the Kernel:

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.3*.deb linux-image-4.3*.deb

Optional, remove the kernel:

$ sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-4.3* linux-image-4.3*

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4 comments on “How To Install Kernel 4.3.6 on Ubuntu
  1. ben says:

    Thanks for this!

  2. James R McKenzie says:

    Can’t download first part for 64 bit Kernel. When I try to use wget I get file not found. Any help would be appreciated.

    • checkmate says:

      FYI,

      1> open a terminal
      2> type “cd /tmp” (do not type the quote marks!)
      3> copy each line and remove backslash “\” at end of line (lines 1 & 2)
      4> type “sudo wget” hit the space bar once then paste each copied line (note, there should be no front slash “/” at beginning of line)
      5> repeat process for lines 2 & 3
      6> type “sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.3*.deb linux-image-4.3*.deb”
      7> (optional) type “sudo update-grub”

      Hope it helps! Happy Holidays!
      8> enjoy!

    • Drew says:

      The problem is when you copy and paste, you’re likely getting rogue empty lines in there as well. Remove the empty lines before hitting ENTER after you paste 😉

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