How To Install Kernel 3.12 RC 6 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Crunchbang, Pear OS And Elementary OS

Hello Linux Geeksters. Linus Torvalds has announced the availability of Kernel 3.12 RC 6 yesterday, which brings some improvements. For more information, see the announcement from the mailing lists.

how to install Kernel 3.12 RC 6 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, Pear OS 8, Pear OS 7, Elemenentary OS 0.2 Luna, Debian Jessie, Debian Sid, Debian Wheezy, Crunchbang 11 Waldorf

In this article I will show you how to install Kernel 3.12 RC 6 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, Pear OS 8, Pear OS 7, Elemenentary OS 0.2 Luna, Debian Jessie, Debian Sid, Debian Wheezy, Crunchbang 11 Waldorf and other Ubuntu and Debian derivates.

There is no repository available for the Linux Kernel 3.12 RC6, but the needed deb packages are available via kernel.ubuntu.com, so installing it is easy. Follow the instructions for your architecture exatly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Kernel 3.12 RC 6 on 32 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pear OS, Elementary OS, Debian and Crunchbang systems:

Download the needed packages:

$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.12-rc6-saucy/linux-headers-3.12.0-031200rc6_3.12.0-031200rc6.201310191635_all.deb
$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.12-rc6-saucy/linux-headers-3.12.0-031200rc6-generic_3.12.0-031200rc6.201310191635_i386.deb
$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.12-rc6-saucy/linux-image-3.12.0-031200rc6-generic_3.12.0-031200rc6.201310191635_i386.deb

Install Kernel 3.12 RC 6:

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.12.0*.deb linux-image-3.12.0*.deb

How to install Kernel 3.12 RC 6 on 64 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pear OS, Elementary OS, Debian and Crunchbang systems:

Download the needed packages:

$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.12-rc6-saucy/linux-headers-3.12.0-031200rc6_3.12.0-031200rc6.201310191635_all.deb
$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.12-rc6-saucy/linux-headers-3.12.0-031200rc6-generic_3.12.0-031200rc6.201310191635_amd64.deb
$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.12-rc6-saucy/linux-image-3.12.0-031200rc6-generic_3.12.0-031200rc6.201310191635_amd64.deb

Install Kernel 3.12 RC 6:

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.12.0*.deb linux-image-3.12.0*.deb

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