How To Install/Upgrade To Linux Kernel 3.18.2 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

install upgrade linux kernel 3.18.2 ubuntu linux mint

The Linux kernel 3.18.2 is now available to download and install. Updating kernel is very important to increase stability, speed, and security. Each kernel fixes bugs and add new features.


The Linux kernel version 3.18.2 release was announced by Greg KH (Greg Kroah-Hartman) on 8th, Jan. Linux kernel 3.18.2 has several Linux kernel 3.18.2 is now available to download and install. Updating kernel is very important to increase stability, speed, and security. Each kernel fixes bugs and adds new features. l fixes. You can check out the complete list on the official website.

Greg KH recommended users to upgrade to kernel 3.18.2 as soon as possible. Greg KH, “I’m announcing the release of the 3.18.2 kernel. All users of the 3.18 kernel series must upgrade.”

Upgrade 32-bit system

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.2-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.2-031802_3.18.2-031802.201501082011_all.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.2-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.2-031802-generic_3.18.2-031802.201501082011_i386.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.2-vivid/linux-image-3.18.2-031802-generic_3.18.2-031802.201501082011_i386.deb

Install the downloaded kernel files –

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.18.2*.deb linux-image-3.18.2*.deb

Reboot system now

$ sudo reboot

Upgrade 64-bit system

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.2-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.2-031802_3.18.2-031802.201501082011_all.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.2-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.2-031802-generic_3.18.2-031802.201501082011_amd64.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.2-vivid/linux-image-3.18.2-031802-generic_3.18.2-031802.201501082011_amd64.deb

Install the downloaded kernel files –

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.18.2*.deb linux-image-3.18.2*.deb

Reboot system now. To Uninstall kernel 13.8.2

sudo apt-get remove 'linux-headers-3.18.2*' 'linux-image-3.18.2*'

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$ sudo reboot

 

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