Can I install Linux kernel in Ubuntu appart of the default one?


First point release for Linux Kernel 4.10 got released today which means it’s now ready for production environment. According to the shortlog, a total of 21 files were changed in this release, with 259 insertions and 52 deletions.

According to the announcement made by Greg Kroah-Hartman, this is a ‘must upgrade’ for Linux Kernel 4.10 users. In this tutorial I will guide you on how to install this latest kernel, the easiest way using UKUU.

Install Linux Kernel 4.10.1 in Ubuntu 16.04

IMPORTANT: Linux Kernel upgrades are not always smooth. You should understand the risk and if this is your first Linux Kernel upgrade, you may find our couple of articles helpful:

This guide shows Linux Kernel 4.10.1 installation on Ubuntu 16.04, but it works on Ubuntu based distributions including Linux Mint, elementary OS, etc.. I recommend using Ubuntu Kernel Upgrade Utility (UKUU). It makes the whole installation process so simple and effortless, which otherwise is a...

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My question is, how do I revert to an older kernel version...

Perhaps too simple of an approach...

I am running Ubuntu Unity 12.04LTS 64-bit with Kernel Linux 3.2.0-55 on a Lenovo Thinkpad T400, smooth and responsive

Hardware: Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU T9400 @ 2.53GHz Ч 2 with 2 gigs of RAM and a 7200 RPM HD.

The stock Kernel Linux with 12.04LTS performs great. And I was able to gain system speed by adjusting Dash logging.

System Settings > Privacy > Applications tab > Do not log activities from the following applications: Firefox Web Browser

Firefox has it's own search and history function, seemed redundant (and slowed my system) with the same function in...

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Short Bytes: Linux kernel 4.12, which was released on July 2nd, 2017, brought along many hardware improvements. If you are willing to try out those improvements, you can install Linux kernel 4.12 in Ubuntu or Linux Mint. You can either use Terminal to download .deb packages and install them manually or you can use Ukuu utility for a hassle-less experience.


n July 2nd, Linus Torvalds announced the release of the latest

Linux kernel 4.12

. In terms of commits and lines of code added, kernel 4.12 is a pretty big release. As a result, the total number of lines of code in Linux kernel is now 24.2 million.

Some of the important features in Linux kernel 4.12 are initial support for initial AMD’s Vega GPUs, along with NVIDIA GTX 1000 Pascal accelerate support. This release also introduced two new I/O schedulers. You can read more about this release in this dedicated article.

Having said that, we should now move on to the upgrade part and tell you how to install...

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Canonical on Friday announced that users of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system can now install a new kernel, specifically Linux 4.10, from the Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) operating system.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is still powered by the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel series, but when the Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS point release was announced back in mid-February, four months after the release of Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak), users were giving the possibility of installing the newer Linux 4.8 kernel of Ubuntu 16.10.

But now that Ubuntu 16.10 reached end of life on July 20, 2017, it's not safe to run its Linux 4.8 kernel anymore, as Canonical won't provide security updates for it, so they're now allowing Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS users to install the much newer Linux 4.10 kernel from the Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) release.

Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS launches August 3 with Linux kernel 4.10

Canonical said a while ago that the next point release of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial...

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Linux kernel 4.8 was released on October 2, 2016. This tutorial is going to show you how to install Linux kernel 4.8 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Hightlights in this release includes:

Microsoft Surface 3 touchscreen support Supports AMD OverDrive technology, which means you can overclock your AMD graphics card with Linux kernel 4.8. The open source Nouveau driver now has initial support for Nvidia Pascal GPU architecture. Raspberry Pi 3 Broadcom BCM2837 SoC is supported. HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) is supported. Btrfs ENOSPC enhancements

Install Linux Kernel 4.8 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

The following steps are also tested on Debian 8 Jessie, Deepin Linux 15.32, Linux Mint 18 and Elementary OS Loki. Ubuntu 16.10, which is scheduled to be released on October 13, includes Linux kernel 4.8 by default.

Fire up a terminal window (CTRL+ALT+T) and run the following commands to download Linux kernel 4.8 header and Linux kernel 4.8 image binaries from Ubuntu...

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I have rarely needed to manually update my Linux Kernel myself. When I did that, however, it was using either Synaptics or the command line. Today, I came across a utility tool which provides a GUI method to install and update various Linux Kernel versions in Ubuntu.

Ukuu is an open-source utility tool with which you can install Linux kernel versions while they are still in development phase and also revert to older ones.

It features an easy-to-use GUI that is customizable with themes and since it floats, doesn’t get in the way of your workflow.

It was developed by Tony Goerge who, with regards to concerns pointed out by users because Ukuu fetches its list of kernels from said,

There is no harm in installing kernels from In case of any issues, you can boot your system using a previous kernel and uninstall the new one. Ubuntu’s boot menu has an entry for ‘Advanced Boot Options‘. Select this entry and select a previous...

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Download and Install Linux Kernel 4.2 (.DEB). Terminal commands (CLI) to Install Linux Kernel 4.2 in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 and Derivatives.

Install Linux Kernel 4.2 on 32 Bit Ubuntu Systems

Run the following commands in Terminal to install Linux Kernel 4.2 on 32 bit Ubuntu and derivatives:

$ cd /tmp
$ wget \ \ \
$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.2*.deb linux-image-4.2*.deb

Install Linux Kernel 4.2 on 64 Bit Ubuntu Systems

Run the following commands in Terminal to install Linux Kernel 4.2 on 64 bit Ubuntu and derivatives:

$ cd /tmp
$ wget \

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Part of the output of ls -ld /usr/src/linux-headers* on ubuntu 12.04 is:

drwxr-xr-x 24 root root 4096 Jun 4 2013 /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-45 drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 Jun 4 2013 /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-45-generic-pae drwxr-xr-x 24 root root 4096 Jun 14 2013 /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-48 drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 Jun 14 2013 /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-48-generic-pae drwxr-xr-x 24 root root 4096 Jul 12 2013 /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-49 drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 Jul 12 2013 /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-49-generic-pae drwxr-xr-x 24 root root 4096 Sep 4 2013 /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-51 drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 Sep 4 2013 /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-51-generic-pae drwxr-xr-x 24 root root 4096 Sep 8 2013 /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-53 drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 Sep 8 2013 /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-53-generic-pae drwxr-xr-x 24 root root 4096 Oct 21 2013 /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-54 drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 Oct 21 2013...
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Are you running Ubuntu 10.10 and wish to install a newer kernel not found in the repository? Are you using the new Ubuntu 12.04 and want to experiment with a developmental kernel? Maybe you simply want to use the latest kernel before it appears in the repository?

Whatever the reason, installing prepackaged kernels in Ubuntu is easy without needing to compile one from source code. Here is how to do it.

A WORD OF WARNING: Backup all critical data before updating the kernel. While problems are unlikely, there is always the risk that the system might become unbootable following a kernel update. The kernel is the heart of Linux, and any form of heart surgery risks death to the patient. Having a backup will ease your mind in case something goes wrong and you find that you are unable to recover your system.


Have the video drivers ready in a directory. Installing a new kernel often requires that the video drivers be reinstalled also because the two...

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Recently in December Linux Kernel version 3.18.1 has been released and announced by Linus Torvalds. If you are using Ubuntu 14.04/14.10 or Linux Mint or any other debian/Ubuntu based then you can update to the latest kernel 3.18.1 to fix bugs, increase performance and security of the system.

Those who don't know what is the Linux Kernel they should know it because Linux kernel is the essential part of any Linux operating system. It is responsible for resource allocation, low-level hardware interfaces, security, simple communications, basic file system management, and more. Written from scratch by Linus Torvalds (with help from various developers), Linux is a clone of the UNIX operating system. It is geared towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliances.

Latest Stable Linux Kernel version 3.18.1

It's been a quiet week, and the patch from rc7 is tiny, so 3.18 is out.I'd love to say that we've figured out the problem that plagues 3.17...
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We are going to show you how to update the Linux kernel to the latest version in Ubuntu Linux distribution. Here I am using Ubuntu Linux 13.04 distribution.

What is Linux Kernel ?

The Linux kernel is the operating system kernel used by the Linux family of Unix-like operating systems. It is a prominent example of free and open source software. The Linux kernel is released under the GNU General Public License version 2 , and is developed by contributors worldwide. Day-to-day development discussions take place on the Linux kernel mailing list.The Linux kernel was initially conceived and created in 1991 by Finnish computer science student Linus Torvalds. All Linux distributions released have been based upon the Linux kernel.

Instructions to Update the Kernel to Latest Version:

1. Open in your browser and know the “Latest Stable Kernel”. At the time of writing 3.11 is the latest stable kernel.
2. Go to...

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Download the .deb packages.

$ wget $ wget $ wget

Install them.

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.1.6*.deb linux-image-4.1.6*.deb

Reboot the system.

sudo reboot

Download the .deb packages.

$ wget $ wget $ wget...
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Ever wondered how to install new kernel releases on Ubuntu?

Using Ukuu (which stands for ‘Ubuntu Kernel Update Utility’) is one way to do it. This straightforward desktop app help you install a new kernel in Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and other Ubuntu-based distributions, using the “mainline” kernels published by Canonical.

But before you jump ahead in pursuit of shiny new things, a quick proviso is required because, generally, this is not something you want to do.

What is a mainline kernel?

Mainline kernels may be provided by the Ubuntu Kernel Team but they’re intended for testing purposes only.

Mainline kernels are not supported in the same way that a regular, run of the mill rep versions offered through the regular update channels or via the LTS HWE process.

These kernels are unmodified upstream kernels and are built using Ubuntu kernel configuration files.

You should not assume these kernels will be reliable enough for...

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As you may know, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin is still very popular, because it is a LTS (long term support) version. It has support for 5 years, so it is ideal for production computers.

By default Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin is released with Kernel 3.2, but both the Kernel 3.5 and Kernel 3.8 have been added to the default repositories, in order to help the users easily update their Linux Kernel.

In this article I will show you how to install both Kernel 3.5 and Kernel 3.8 on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, and derivates like Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, via the default repositories.

How to install Kernel 3.5 on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna:

$ sudo apt-get install linux-image-generic-lts-quantal linux-headers-generic-lts-quantal

How to install Kernel 3.8 on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna:

$ sudo apt-get install...

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Just now , I try to install the Jungo WinDriver in the Ubuntu 13.10 . But I am puzzled by the its manual of how to Install version.h :

Install version.h: The file version.h is created when you first compile the Linux kernel source code. Some distributions provide a compiled kernel without the file version.h. Look under /usr/src/linux/include/linux to see whether you have this file. If you do not, follow these steps: Become super user: $ su Change directory to the Linux source directory: # cd /usr/src/linux Type: # make xconfig Save the configuration by choosing Save and Exit. Type: # make dep Exit super user mode: # exit

But the shell says:

warning: make dep is unnecessary now.

Then, I found out there is a version.h in /usr/src/linux-headers-, so I type:

/usr/src/windriver/redist# ./configure --with-kernel-source=/usr/src/linux-headers-

But, the windriver run fails:

USE_KBUILD = yes checking for cpu architecture......
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