How To Install Kernel 3.4.55 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian And Derivates

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Kernel 3.4.55 has been recently released, bringing some improvements to the previous version, Kernel 3.4.54. It is the an improved version of the kernel used on Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, but for some compatibility / driver support issues, it can be used on other Debian/Ubuntu based systems.

In this article I will show you how to install the Linux Kernel 3.4.55 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, Debian Jessie, Debian Sid, Debian Wheezy, Debian Squeeze, Crunchbang OS, elementaryOS, Knoppix, Deepin and other deb based systems.

Follow the instructions for your system’s architecture, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Kernel 3.4.55 on 32 bit Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint and derivates:

Download the needed packages:

$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.4.55-quantal/linux-headers-3.4.55-030455-generic_3.4.55-030455.201307282016_i386.deb
$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.4.55-quantal/linux-headers-3.4.55-030455_3.4.55-030455.201307282016_all.deb
$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.4.55-quantal/linux-image-3.4.55-030455-generic_3.4.55-030455.201307282016_i386.deb
$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.4.55-quantal/linux-image-extra-3.4.55-030455-generic_3.4.55-030455.201307282016_i386.deb

Install Kernel 3.4.55:

$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

How to install Kernel 3.4.55 on 64 bit Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint and derivates:

Download the needed packages:

$ kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.4.55-quantal/linux-headers-3.4.55-030455-generic_3.4.55-030455.201307282016_amd64.deb
$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.4.55-quantal/linux-headers-3.4.55-030455_3.4.55-030455.201307282016_all.deb
$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.4.55-quantal/linux-image-3.4.55-030455-generic_3.4.55-030455.201307282016_amd64.deb
$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.4.55-quantal/linux-image-extra-3.4.55-030455-generic_3.4.55-030455.201307282016_amd64.deb

Install Kernel 3.4.55:

$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

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