Install Linux Kernel 3.8.6 on Ubuntu, Debian and Linux Mint Operating Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters.

In this article I will show you how to install Kernel 3.8.6 on the popular Debian based distros, such as: Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Knoppix.

If you want to see a full list of the changes made in the Kernel 3.8.6, see this link.

Download all the headers needed for the Kernel 3.8.6, for 32 bit systems:

$ wget -c http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.8.6-raring/linux-headers-3.8.6-030806_3.8.6-030806.201304051406_all.deb
$ wget -c http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.8.6-raring/linux-headers-3.8.6-030806-generic_3.8.6-030806.201304051406_i386.deb
$ wget -c http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.8.6-raring/linux-image-3.8.6-030806-generic_3.8.6-030806.201304051406_i386.deb
$ wget -c http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.8.6-raring/linux-image-extra-3.8.6-030806-generic_3.8.6-030806.201304051406_i386.deb

Install the headers:

$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Download all the headers needed for the Kernel 3.8.6, for 64 bit systems:

$ wget -c http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.8.6-raring/linux-headers-3.8.6-030806_3.8.6-030806.201304051406_all.deb
$ wget -c http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.8.6-raring/linux-headers-3.8.6-030806-generic_3.8.6-030806.201304051406_amd64.deb
$ wget -c http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.8.6-raring/linux-image-3.8.6-030806-generic_3.8.6-030806.201304051406_amd64.deb
$ wget -c http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.8.6-raring/linux-image-extra-3.8.6-030806-generic_3.8.6-030806.201304051406_amd64.deb

Install the headers:

$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

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