How To Install The Linux Kernel 3.0.96 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, And Debian

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the Linux Kernel 3.0 is long time supported (LTS) so it frequently gets updates and improvements. It is ancient, but it may work well on weak and old computers. Kernel 3.0.96 has been released, bringing fixes. For more information, see the official changelog.

Because the needed packages are available via kernel.ubuntu.com as debs, installing the Linux Kernel 3.0.96 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian and other Debian and Ubuntu derivates is easy. Follow the instructions for your system’s architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Kernel 3.0.96 on 32 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian and derivates:

Download the needed packages:

$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.0.96-oneiric/linux-headers-3.0.96-030096_3.0.96-030096.201309140935_all.deb
$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.0.96-oneiric/linux-headers-3.0.96-030096-generic_3.0.96-030096.201309140935_i386.deb
$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.0.96-oneiric/linux-image-3.0.96-030096-generic_3.0.96-030096.201309140935_i386.deb
$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.0.96-oneiric/linux-image-extra-3.0.96-030096-virtual_3.0.96-030096.201309140935_i386.deb

Install Kernel 3.0.96 on 32 bit systems:

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

How to install Kernel 3.0.96 on 64 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian and derivates:

Download the needed packages:

$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.0.96-oneiric/linux-headers-3.0.96-030096_3.0.96-030096.201309140935_all.deb
$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.0.96-oneiric/linux-headers-3.0.96-030096-generic_3.0.96-030096.201309140935_amd64.deb
$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.0.96-oneiric/linux-image-3.0.96-030096-generic_3.0.96-030096.201309140935_amd64.deb
$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.0.96-oneiric/linux-image-extra-3.0.96-030096-virtual_3.0.96-030096.201309140935_amd64.deb

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