How To Install The Linux Kernel 3.12 RC3 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Elementary OS, Pear OS And Other Ubuntu/Debian Derivates

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the third release candidate of the Linux Kernel 3.12 has been released yesterday. Kernel 3.12 RC3 comes with some improvements for the powerpc, x86, arm and mips architectures, changes for the udf, xfs and reiserfs file systems, some driver updated and bugfixes. For more information, see the mailing lists.

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In this article I will show you how to install the Linux Kernel 3.12 RC3 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, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Pear OS 8, and other Ubuntu/Debian derivates.

There is no ppa available for Kernel 3.12 RC3, but we can easily download the deb packages from kernel.ubuntu.com and install them with dpkg. Follow the instructions for your system’s architecture, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Kernel 3.12 RC3 on 32 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Elementary OS and Pear OS systems:

Download the needed packages:

$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.12-rc3-saucy/linux-headers-3.12.0-031200rc3_3.12.0-031200rc3.201309291835_all.deb
$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.12-rc3-saucy/linux-headers-3.12.0-031200rc3-generic_3.12.0-031200rc3.201309291835_i386.deb
$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.12-rc3-saucy/linux-image-3.12.0-031200rc3-generic_3.12.0-031200rc3.201309291835_i386.deb

Install Kernel 3.12 RC3:

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.12*.deb linux-image-3.12*.deb

How to install Kernel 3.12 RC3 on 64 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Elementary OS and Pear OS systems:

Download the needed packages:

$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.12-rc3-saucy/linux-headers-3.12.0-031200rc3_3.12.0-031200rc3.201309291835_all.deb
$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.12-rc3-saucy/linux-headers-3.12.0-031200rc3-generic_3.12.0-031200rc3.201309291835_amd64.deb
$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.12-rc3-saucy/linux-image-3.12.0-031200rc3-generic_3.12.0-031200rc3.201309291835_amd64.deb

Install Kernel 3.12 RC3:

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.12*.deb linux-image-3.12*.deb

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2 comments on “How To Install The Linux Kernel 3.12 RC3 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Elementary OS, Pear OS And Other Ubuntu/Debian Derivates
  1. Nebula says:

    Hello. After last updated from Kernel 3.11.2 to Kernel 3.12 RC1 I was a panic kernel. I reinstalled my ZorinOS. I prefer to wait for stable Kernel 3.12.

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